The Great Ocean Road: Take Two

When you visit a place for a second time the first visit must have had a profound impact.  The Great Ocean Road is one of those not-to-be-missed places, even for a repeat visit.  Since my parents are in Australia we insisted on taking them westward along this coastal road.

Again, we visited Port Campbell National Park and stayed at the Great Ocean Ecolodge.  Our second visit was great yet so different from the first.  Perhaps the difference was the company, the additional night or our prior experience.  Either way it made an amazing, lasting impression.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

The Great Ocean Ecolodge bush walk : wild kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and tiger quolls.

Kangaroos at dawn (and awesome natural light) outside our room. 

Peterborough and Port Campbell National Park: 12 Apostles, Gibson’s Steps, London Bridge, Bay of Islands and a wild echidna.

The Otways National Park: lighthouse, wild koalas, Triplet Falls and Otway Fly skywalk.

Simply amazing, for a second time.

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7 Responses to The Great Ocean Road: Take Two

  1. Anita Mac says:

    How fantastic! The Great Ocean Road is certainly not something to be missed! Lucky you for seeing the wild echidna and koala! We combed the trees but didn’t see! Will have to go back and try again!

  2. Mark Cuthell says:

    So pleased to see you enjoyed your second visit to the Port Campbell National Park. You have taken some lovely pictures. If you would like to share some on the ’12 Apostles Australia’ facebook page feel free.

  3. Mimi says:

    Beautiful!! We’ve already been once; but already looking forward to going back – simply the most incredible place I had ever been!

  4. Wow, as a young fella I hitch hiked along the Great Ocean Road… I’d forgotten just how wonderful the Otways can be. I guess as a young Australian with his head full of other things Australia’s wildlife went unnoticed. Now that I have a daughter and an American wife who is a biology teacher I need to get back there so she can tell me all about Monotremes.

    • Megan says:

      Nice, excellent learning opportunity. Unfortunately no platypus in sight (that’s a bit tricky) but perhaps when we venture to kangaroo island in a few weeks…

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