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Princetown Road-Colac-Geelong Self-Drive Day 5: Apostle Whey Cheese, Cute Towns, Greeneries & Hello Geelong!

Let’s continue with my Australia travelogue shall we? I’ll try to complete it this month.

Do read 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
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 4: Twelve Apostles At Sunset [+Video] & Port Campbell
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Port Campbell Hostel, Post Office, Refuel & Port Campbell Town
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Loch Ard Gorge
Great Ocean Road Self-Drive Day 5: Thunder Cave, Broken Head & Twelve Apostles

A little away from Gibson Step is the turning to Princetown Road (C166). That’s the start of our inland journey home.

To Colac Via Princetown Road, Victoria
Amazing ya!

Lambs @ Princetown Road, Victoria
We saw lots of sheep, cows and some horses.
All in all it was a pleasant drive. Straight-forward with infinite greenery and hills.

Apostle Whey Cheese @ Cooriemungle, Victoria
About 20 minutes later we reached Apostles Whey Cheese (hand-made cheese, free cheese tasting).

Apostle Whey Cheese @ Cooriemungle, Victoria
Welcome. Through to cheese tastings & great views.

Apostle Whey Cheese @ Cooriemungle, Victoria
We were shown a little of the cheese making process (via the window on the left) and then it’s cheese tasting time. It was a yummylicious session and we bought a couple cheese back with us.

Apostle Whey Cheese @ Cooriemungle, Victoria
Then it was time to soak in the views before continuing our journey. That’s the first and last Australian flag that I saw throughout my trip here. Haha

Apostle Whey Cheese @ Cooriemungle, Victoria
A Loch Ness look alike? It’s a cute water tank.

Blue Flower @ Apostle Whey Cheese
Lovely blue flower at Apostle Whey Cheese garden.

Apostle Whey Cheese
9 Gallum Road, Cooriemungle,
Victoria 3268, Australia
10am – 5pm, 7 days a week

To Colac Via Princetown Road, Victoria
Then to more views like this… ahhhh

Colac, Victoria
50 minutes after leaving the cheese ‘factory’ we reached Colac, a town with 11,000 population.

Colac, Victoria
This town reminds me of the American cowboy town. Haha

We ‘tapau-ed’ KFC Fiery Chicken Wrap for lunch. Wanted to tried some other foods but none excited us. So we choose KFC since we’ve not tried Australian KFC yet. Well it was fiery alright! Gotta tapau as we were running out of time (was 2.30pm when we had our lunch).

So while one was driving, another one eating…

Cute Shops @ Winchelsea, Victoria
We passed a couple of cute shops at Winchelsea. The Vault is a leather goods shop.

Now Tea Rooms, Former Winchelsea Shire Hall @ Winchelsea, Victoria
This is formerly Winchelsea Shire Hall.

Now Winchelsea Visitor Centre, Former Old Public Library @ Winchelsea, Victoria
This is formerly Winchelsea Public Library. Now as visitor centre.

To Geelong, Victoria
Ahhh yellow flowers along Princes Highway.

To Geelong, Victoria
Wish I can run in there and lie down. Hahaha

To Geelong, Victoria
Love the greens!

To Geelong, Victoria
Hello cow-cow!

To Geelong, Victoria
Straight road… still we follow speed limit. 🙂

This Is Me OTW To Geelong, Victoria
Oh yeah gotta have a shot like this… memory.

To Geelong, Victoria
Hi ya! Sis is driving while me? enjoying the views!

To Geelong, Victoria
Bird ‘V’ formation. Very cool! And a ranch by the highway.

At 3.30pm we reached Geelong, a port city 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne.

Geelong, Victoria
This is the housing area in Geelong. We used GPS to navigate here.

Geelong, Victoria
Somewhere in Geelong…

So why did we stop here? We’re staying the night in Geelong. I will show you our accommodation in the next post.

From Princetown Road To Geelong, Victoria
Time taken from Princetown Road To Geelong (via C166, C163, A1) @ Victoria is 3 hours.

Hehehe not bad ya? If we come back via Great Ocean Road itself… well maybe it will be night fall already. 😛

To be continued…

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  • Reply Dawn January 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Ooooo, those green pastures are simply gorgeous, so serene, please to the eyes and soul! 😀

  • Reply Adino January 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Makes me feel like hopping on a plane there right now!

  • Reply foongpc January 5, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I love driving on the road with such a great scenery!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Dawn, Adino and Foongpc, they’re beautiful ya. 🙂

  • Reply beng January 6, 2011 at 4:29 am

    relying jus on gps.. wow.. i am impressed. i would probably get lost 🙂

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Beng, they’re not that difficult to use. 🙂
    Can say I’m quite good at navigating. Haha

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