Sunday, June 8, 2014

Babymoon - The Great Ocean Road

After flying to Melbourne, we picked up our rental car and made our way down to the Great Ocean Road
We were so busy enjoying the view we didn't take one picture of the Great Ocean road itself - opps! This is what it looks like though :) If you drive the entire thing it takes well over 4 hours!

Murray stopped to check because he saw a 'blob in a tree' - turned out it was a koala!!!
Looking right at us - pretty cool to see it wild and near the beach!
We passed lots of eerie scenery
and beautiful views too
Finally we arrived at our cute little B&B! We dropped off our bags and headed out for an excellent meal in town. A great relief after all that flying/driving.

Murray got up early for sunrise shots at the Apostles

My view from our B&B when I woke up - the ocean is in the distance (a few km away)

Cows on the other side of the B&B - love those rolling hills! Such pretty countryside
After a nice B&B breakfast we were off to see our first waterfall - Hopetoun Falls

Beautiful scenery on the walk down

I was glad I brought my camping chair though - a nice view to sit and relax

The photographer at work :)
Such a lovely pic - so lush
I love how you can see the water movement
Of course we never saw one though!
We had lunch at a fabulous little cafe not far from the waterfall
Now THAT is a burger! Aussie style :)
Next it was on to Triplet Falls
31 weeks & 5 days pregnant :) I still managed the stairs & walks really well! Perfect timing for a getaway!
Us at the falls

Then it was time to go back up - argh. Luckily it was a MUCH shorter path going up - made you feel a bit cheated for having been led the long way around on the way down!!
The long road back to the waterfall
We walked up and down this road
Just to  kill time while waiting for a locksmith - the car keys accidentally got locked in the boot (trunk)..... Thankfully the guy got there in just over an hour and was able to get it open!
Unfortunately the sun was already setting once we got back on the road :(
Beautiful sunset, just a shame it was from the road and not the apostles where we had planned to go :( Oh well - still was a great day
The next day - so I could check out the apostles too! (There is now 8 left, even though they still call the spot the 12 apostles)
Quite a view !!
Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary to us as well :)
More rock formations looking up the coast the other direction
Ha ha - do you think there are a lot of tourists driving here ??
VERY foggy by the late morning
Beautiful though
We took some back roads to get to our final waterfall rather than do the ocean road again - it was stunning
The Otway Forest  - so foggy - made for great moody pics
I read in the car while Murray stopped a lot to take pictures :)
Finally we got to our final spot - Erskine Falls

Then it was time to hit the road again to rush back to the airport
We had a great trip though - what a GORGEOUS part of Australia !!


  1. As we would say in Minnesota...Holy crap, those are some wonderful nature shots, eh?! Loved staring at each and every one of them! Thanks!
    Do you think walking down to TRIPLET Falls might be an omen?!?!?!?
    Love y'all,
    G.A. Joni

  2. The area is intriguing -beautiful yet scary. Happy nine year anniversary, wish you many many more. Love GiGi