As you might have seen on my Instagram, my partner and I just spent a long weekend discovering parts of Great Ocean Road. As it was my first time in Victoria I wanted to do it all, but with only three days to spare we had to do it a little rushed.
We picked the car up after a longer breakfast Saturday morning (If you pick the car up from outside of the city centre you can save hundreds of dollars), and after stocking up on the essentials (Chocolates and chips) we were on our way!
Our first stop was Torquay. We had a quick walk around but as the weather was shocking we quickly decided to do most of the sightseeing from the car. Next on the list was the popular surf beach, Bells Beach.
From there on we drove without a plan. Everything was stunning and we decided to stop wherever we wanted to. That worked in my favour as we drove past a chocolate factory (WITH SAMPLES!!!!). We stopped at most lookouts we drove past, as well as Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne.
Cold and wet after walking in the rain all day, we decided to check in to our studio apartment a bit earlier (the photos showed a bubble bath with ocean view!). We stayed at Sea Zen in Wye River. About halfway between Melbourne and the Twelve Apostles, the location was perfect for us. Sea Zen exceeded all expectations, but I’ll tell you more about that later.
Next morning we were up before the sun (Or at least we thought we were. Turned out we had just another very grey day ahead of us…) and off to the local cafe for what we’d heard would be the best coffee on the Great Ocean Road. The coffee wasn’t too bad and the food was okay, but what really did blow my mind away was their Polish Doughnuts!
From there on we started our drive to the famous 12 apostles. As the day before, we stopped everywhere we saw something interesting. It caused a bit of an argument when I suddenly yelled STOP and my boyfriend hit the breaks thinking it was a crisis. It was sort of a crisis, the clouds broke and it created the most perfect light and we just happen to drive past a lookout. You have a look at the photo and make up your own mind, but missing out on that would certainly be a crisis…
Check out my page later this week for the rest of the trip!