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  1. One of the world’s best coastal drives – The Great Ocean Road

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    One of the world’s best coastal drives – The Great Ocean Road

    Nov252010

    Not far from Melbourne is one of the world’s greatest coastal drives – the Great Ocean Road. It’s one of the top attractions in Melbourne, and whether you rent a car to see it or witness its beauty on an organised tour you can’t miss it.

    Yesterday myself and Jamie set off on our trip of the Great Ocean Road at 7.45am. Time is against me (filming ‘ten things’ takes its time) so we needed to be down at its main attraction, the 12 Apostles.

    First step along the way was Torquay Beach. It’s an okay beach, but one which didn’t look out of this world thanks to weather. After this is Bells Beach, one of the world’s most famous beaches when it comes to surfing. After that is Lorne, a nice coastal village with a picturesque setting over a bay, and Apollo Bay, a town on a bay that (ironically) isn’t as picturesque.

    Then, after a stretch of the Great Ocean Road that goes through ‘the bush’ (Australian for countryside) you make it to the 12 Apostles, a series of limestone stacks that are one of Australian’s most iconic landmarks.

    We didn’t stay there long. I’d been there before and so had he. We still managed to get a couple of photographs though, one which is pictured here. But don’t leave this amazing city without trekking out for the day. It’s a great day trip, a great coastal drive, and ultimately a great view. Thanks again to Jamie for bringing me out, and also to his girlfriend Sylvana for lending us her convertible.

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