Guest Blog-5 Tips for the Great Ocean Road

5 Tips for the Great Ocean Road Drive This is a guest blog written by Taylor Randolph from The Travelling Souk. The Great Ocean Road starts at the city of Torquay and extends for 243 km to finish at the city of Allansford. The Great Ocean Road drive is one of the most highly-rated road trips in the world. The most picturesque stretch of the drive is between Lorne and Apollo Bay when the road…

Great Ocean Road Sale

The Great Ocean Road Sale has begun! This autumn you can save big on our Great Ocean Road and Sunset Day Tours from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is carved into an incredible coastline and provides the perfect setting for an epic road trip. Wind your way alongside the rolling waves of the Surf Coast, then cruise through hills covered in lush rainforest, before exploring the rock formations and dramatic scenery of the Shipwreck Coast….

The Memorial Arch – a piece of history on the Great Ocean Road   

The Memorial Arch – a piece of history on the Great Ocean Road  

The Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road is a great place to commemorate Australia’s returned servicemen, many of whom participated in constructing the road. the memorial arch The Arch was erected in tribute to the World War One servicemen. The timber log Archway spans the Great Ocean Road, and is located at Eastern View, just after the Airey’s Inlet Lighthouse. There is an area to pull over and take photos from the viewing platforms….

Scandal on the Great Ocean Road

Scandal on the Great Ocean Road

On our Great Ocean Road tour you can discover the magnificent history of this coastline. From shipwreck disasters in the 1800’s to soldiers carving a road into the coast in the 1920’s to bring tourists to the area. But more recently there was a scandal on the Great Ocean Road that is now being revealed in this hit podcast. Podcast: The Last Voyage of the Pong Su The 2019 hit podcast written and produced by…

The best place to Watch the Sunset on the Great Ocean Road

The best place to Watch the Sunset on the Great Ocean Road

We’ve found the best location to watch the sunset on the Great Ocean Road, on tour at the 12 Apostles Lookout. There’s something magical about visiting the 12 Apostles after the afternoon crowds have departed. As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, we head on out to the clifftop boardwalks. Then the first view you get is of the majestic limestone stacks stretched out along the coast. The Apostles have formed over many…

Birds of the Great Ocean Road

Birds of the Great Ocean Road

It’s time to discover the birds of the Great Ocean Road. This iconic destination is abundant with native Australian wildlife. You can see kangaroos, koalas and wallabies. But what surprises many visitors is the array of beautiful, colourful, native birds. Sometimes you see a flash of colour at the road side as you’re driving. Or if you pull over in the seaside towns, you’ll no doubt spot them in the trees above you. Here’s a…

Wander in the Rainforest on the Great Ocean Road

Wander in the Rainforest on the Great Ocean Road

Did you know there is rainforest to explore on the Great Ocean Road? Make sure you take the time to immerse yourself in the lush green surrounds of the Otway National Park when you visit this iconic coastal drive. The Great Ocean Road is a famous coastal drive, just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. It is famous for surf beaches and sleepy seaside towns that come to life in summer. Not to forget the…

Churchill Island: A Piece Of The Past

Churchill Island: A Piece Of The Past

Churchill Island is a peculiar location in Melbourne’s surrounding area. It’s a place that has been frozen in time, remaining the same since it was settled in 1801. It was in this time that Lieutenant James Grant and his crew of the Lady Nelson felled the island’s trees and began cultivating the island’s land. The soil was planted with wheat, corn, potatoes, peas, coffee beans, apples, peaches and nectarines “for the future of our fellow men,…

The Place Where All Nature Comes Together: The Nobbies

The Place Where All Nature Comes Together: The Nobbies

Victoria is home to a wide variety of beautiful nature. From rainforests to mountains, and from whales to kangaroos, all can be found in the Southern state. Even among all of these marvels, the Nobbies stand out as a truly unique piece of nature. Its combination of wildlife and scenery is something that will certainly stick with you for a long time. The Area The area surrounding the Nobbies Centre is uniquely breath taking, both…

The Penguin Parade – A Marvel Of Nature

The Penguin Parade – A Marvel Of Nature

                                                                                                                                            History Phillip Island has always been an important place for the people of Australia. For thousands of years, the Aboriginal peoples of Australia made good use of the island. Its position in the ocean close to the mainland makes it a place where many forms of wildlife come together, and is therefore a great source of food. The local wallabies, fish and muttonbirds often made for a nice dinner. In the…