Are you going to visit Australia this coming summer? Do not forget that the Australian summers are during the winter months for the rest of the northern hemisphere, so they are also a great chance to escape the cold. And if beaches are your primary sightseeing spot, you should by all means take a day trip or days-long road trip to the 250 kilometre stretch of road that is the Great Ocean Road. Hugging the southern coast of this vast country, the road offers a brilliant entry point into Australia after you visit the main cities on the east coast – especially if you are a nature and freedom lover. Here are some of the main places to see along this highway: Go here for more information about private tours great ocean road.
Surfing at Bells Beach – if you are planning to start your Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne, one of the very first stops in this journey will be Bells Beach – one of the surfing capitals of the world. Only one hour and half of driving away from Melbourne, this beach offers you a chance to try out surfing – and, if you go during the season, a chance to see professionals duke it out in the waters for the many championships held here. Also keep in mind that many famous surf brands are located here, so you can pick up both gear and wear while you are at it.
- The lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet – you do not have to find out a great ocean road Melbourne tour price and destination brochure to know if this spot is on the list of stops, because this is one of the most popular destinations along the Great Ocean Road. Airey’s Inlet is home to the majestic Split Point Lighthouse – but do not be fooled into thinking this is all the town has to offer you. Seafood is big here, and if there are many famous restaurants specializing in it.
- The koalas at Kennett River – if you are visiting Australia for its unique wildlife, then Kennett River is a must on your list of stops. The river is home to one of the country’s most beloved animal species – the koala. These animals have made this region their home and you might not even have to get down from your vehicle to spot them – you can see them on either side of the road, and if you are lucky enough, they may decide to cross the road perhaps!
- The Twelve Apostles – and of course, anyone has heard of this beautiful sightseeing spot in Australia. The Twelve Apostles refer to twelve towers of limestone rising above the ocean waters, though at present, only seven of these remain (the other five have eventually crumbled into stacks under the effect of the waves). If you are big on geography, you might even want to get on a helicopter to see the towers from high above.