As you might have seen on my Instagram, my partner and I just spent a long weekend discovering parts of Great Ocean Road.
We picked the car up after a longer breakfast Saturday morning (Hot tip: If you pick the car up from outside 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 (Velcome to Victoria!) 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 FREE SAMPLES!!!!). We stopped at most lookouts we drove past, incuding 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 for a bubble bath and champage. We stayed at Sea Zen in Wye River. About halfway between Melbourne and the Twelve Apostles, the location was perfect for us and the apartment ticked all the boxes.
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 we started our drive to the famous spots along the Great Ocean Road (See this post ). 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.