Days two and three on Great Ocean Road

Yesterday was mainly a driving day. We drove from Princetown to Torquay where the Great Ocean Road begins. Everyone has told us the drive is better if you start at the Torquay end, as then your car is on the ocean side for the best views. They’re right. We’re actually moving around this section of the country in the wrong direction for the best car window views of the rugged, wind battered coastline. So, rather than miss out, we’ve driven it in both directions.

It’s awesome. Coming from the Torquay end the first section is mainly views of rugged coastline. Then the road moves away from the coast and rises steeply up into the Ottway national park before again returning down to the coastline for the final section. It’s in the final section where the Twelve Apostles etc are. So we’ve completed the road trip in a bit of a higglety, piggelty fashion, which has meant we’ve driven the road at least twice. By the time we leave here on Tuesday we will have travelled some of the roads five or six times.

Today was the best of the days so far. We went up into the Ottway National park and completed a couple of short walk tracks. Both were approximately an hour long, and easy walks to do, but breathtakingly hard to take as far as spectacular goes. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Firstly a windy road up through the clouds to get there.

Firstly a windy road up through the clouds to get there.

Some wood carved sculptures on the way.

Some wood carved sculptures on the way.

A pretty blue headed wren.

A pretty blue headed wren.

The forest track.

The forest track.

And on to Triplet Falls.

And on to Triplet Falls.

We’re staying a fourth night at Princetown as we’ve booked onto the Zip Fly trip through some of the forest in Ottway tomorrow. Two hours of continual flying fox flights through the trees – wish me luck.

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