What a week we have had!
It all began in Bendigo, a short (1.5hr) drive from our home base (the camper) just on the outskirts of Melbourne.
What a beautiful little city. Rich in history and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed the Talking Tram Tour, visiting the Joss House and most of all the Central Deborah Gold Mine tour. We camped out under the stars at a beautiful campground in the state forrest, visited by the local kangaroos, a few tawny frogmouth owls and sugar gliders.
The art is fabulous, food is great and the city is charming.
Next on the list was the Grampians. WOW!!! What a beautiful part of the world.
We saw some wonderful sites; waterfalls, panoramic views of the surroundings and towering cliff faces.
We spent a night eating dinner in the refuge of the car, as it was bucketing down hail. We froze our arses off until the next morning, only then noticing how cold it really was, when everything was frozen and starting a fire was well out of the question.
Finally we had made it to the Great Ocean Road. It blew our expectations away. The weather had cleared up for a bit and we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset at the 12 Apostles (more like 7-8), with about one hundred other tourists visiting the area.
But it was the Great Otway National Park that stole our hearts. A rainforest right on the coast. And yes, it did rain, almost the whole time we were there. Fact, the area receives up to 2meters of rain a year! One night we even failed to have dinner because it was too cold and rainy to get out of the tent, ahaha.
There were gracious waterfalls, mesmerising Forrests and spectacular views all around.
We had an amazing week exploring the region and cant wait to do it all again. More photos to come!
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