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Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Thunder Cave, Broken Head & Twelve Apostles

After spending about 35 minutes at Lord Ard Gorge, we proceed to Living On The Edge walk/park. There are actually 3 walking themes here; Geology (location of Island Archway before it collapses on 10th June 2009 and the Razorback), The Wreck (where Loch Ard Gorge is located) and Living On The Edge.

Living On The Edge Walk @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
This is the signboard that we saw at the start of Living On The Edge walk. Ohh so Thunder Cave is like 550m away? Sap sap sui la (easy)

Living On The Edge Walk @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Pathway… overlooking the vast ocean.

Living On The Edge Walk @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Wooden seat for you to take a breather.
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Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Loch Ard Gorge

After biding goodbye to the lovely Port Campbell town we drove to Port Campbell National Park.

Here are some of the awesome views along Great Ocean Road.

From The Side Mirror @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
I stopped the car in the middle of the road and took this picture. The road was practically ours!

Lovely @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
View like this doesn’t come often. That’s why the car was crawling like a snail… so that we can enjoy the magnificent views!

Awesome @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Breathtaking baby!
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Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Port Campbell Hostel, Post Office, Refuel & Port Campbell Town

First tell me, are you bored with my Australia travelogue already? 😛
Before I start talking about day 5, let me tell you that it’s gonna be a very loooooong day. So sit tight with me and we vrooom together okay?

Let me bring you in and about Port Campbell Hostel, the accommodation that we stayed at after our Twelve Apostles adventure.

Again Tripadvisor was my inspiration for finding Port Campbell Hostel. The double room cost AU$70.00. No breakfast, shared bathroom, free car park, a bbq area, large dining and lounge area and lastly they have a very awesome kitchen!

Port Campbell Hostel @ Tregea Street, Port Campbell
Port Campbell Hostel @ Tregea Street, Port Campbell.
This hostel is owned by Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club.

Port Campbell Hostel @ Tregea Street, Port Campbell
I love love love this building. The place is clean, big and orderly and its location is the best.
Fyi Port Campbell Hostel is a brand new accommodation. It only opened its door circa end 2009. Its previous building was demolished and this new rebuilt hostel is what you see today.

Port Campbell Hostel @ Tregea Street, Port Campbell
Our room is at the first floor. Just beside the stair is the bbq area and in the building beside is the awesome kitchen. And from where I’m standing is the parking area.
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Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Twelve Apostles At Sunset [+Video] & Port Campbell

I suggest you reading these first (if you have not):

Melbourne Day 1: Federation Square, Hosier Lane & Flinders Street Station
Melbourne Day 2: Queen Victoria Market, Royal Arcade & Block Arcade
Melbourne Day 3: Victoria Hall & Queen Victoria Market Again (Part 1)
Melbourne Day 3: St. Kilda Beach, Luna Park & Acland Street (Part 2)
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Car Rental, West Gate Freeway & Point Addis
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Anglesea, Aireys Inlet’s Split Point Lighthouse & Lorne
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Stunning Great Ocean Views, Apollo Bay, Almost Cape Otway Lightstation & Wild Animals!
Great Ocean Road Day Self-Drive 4: Pee Story, Port Campbell National Park & Trouble Finding Twelve Apostles

So okay, we knew we had made a mistake once we saw ‘Port Campbell’ sign because that’s the town after Twelve Apostle. Very quickly we U-turned. We guessed the ‘Port Campbell National Park’ or ‘Port Campbell Visitor Center’ (couldn’t remember which one because everything was a blur haha) sign we saw earlier is the place because there are no other buildings or signs pointing to Twelve Apostles.

Tsk tsk because I do not want to repeat the same ‘temple sick’ scenario at Siem Reap… in this case ‘apostles sick’ scenario, I didn’t find out any information about Twelve Apostles. Now served us right. LOL

Even when we turned into the car park, we are still in a blur. We asked tourist whether this is the place to view Twelve Apostles. Even though they said yes, we still ask another group just to confirm it. That was how clueless we were. Kekeke

We reached Twelve Apostles car park at 6.06pm.

Twelve Apostles Port Campbell National Park @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The long 5 minutes walk to Twelve Apostles.
Can you see the bridge railing in the middle of this photo? That’s the Great Ocean Road and this walkway is an underpass. Now we get it. That’s how we can go to the other side of the road… to the open ocean… to Twelve Apostles!!!

BEHOLD…

Twelve Apostles @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The mighty Twelve Apostles!!!
Located at the off shore of Port Campbell National Park, this famous limestone rock stacks has been alluring tourist all over the world including yours truly.

Twelve Apostles @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Mighty & yet so peaceful.
The encounter with Twelve Apostles was surreal.
Couldn’t believe I was right there a month plus ago. 🙂
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Great Ocean Road Day Self-Drive 4: Pee Story, Port Campbell National Park & Trouble Finding Twelve Apostles

Here’s my long list of Victoria, Australia travelogue (still in the process of writing):

Melbourne Day 1: Federation Square, Hosier Lane & Flinders Street Station
Melbourne Day 2: Queen Victoria Market, Royal Arcade & Block Arcade
Melbourne Day 3: Victoria Hall & Queen Victoria Market Again (Part 1)
Melbourne Day 3: St. Kilda Beach, Luna Park & Acland Street (Part 2)
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Car Rental, West Gate Freeway & Point Addis
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Anglesea, Aireys Inlet’s Split Point Lighthouse & Lorne
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Stunning Great Ocean Views, Apollo Bay, Almost Cape Otway Lightstation & Wild Animals!

Sorry for the long break in this travelogue. I was busy with work and had to oversee renovation job in my home. I might post something about it later.

As you know from my previous post, I gotta pee really soon. And yet I hang on as I know another town is coming.

Dark clouds is looming nearby.

Dark Clouds @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Rays of hope.

Lovely Clouds @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Lovely clouds greeting us.

Country Side View @ The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Country side view.
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