We travelled the Great Ocean Road in April 2014, one of the world’s most scenic drives! The unforgettable journey stretched over 240 km along the south eastern coast, and took us 3 days.
The famous Bells Beach near Torquay (known for the film ‘Point Break’) – the start of our Great Ocean Road trip
Lookout at Aireys Inlet
Split Point Lighthouse – used in the filming of children’s TV program ‘Round the Twist’
Driving towards the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Erskine Falls near Lorne
Sitting in the sun after a swim
We took the 86 steps down to Gibsons Beach!
The 12 Apostles
Bay or Martyrs
Almost at the end of the coastal drive, ,we stopped for lunch in Warrnambool
Watching the emus at Tower Hill Reserve
Port Fairy, last stop off before heading towards the South Australia border
We passed through Geelong, gateway to the Great Ocean Road. and stopped to explore the lovely beach
Geelong waterfront with the renowned Bay Walk bollards
Eastern Beach Reserve
We took a small detour on the way to Melbourne, and visited Phillip Island – just in time to watch the sun set on Flynn’s Beach.
Admiring the beautiful sunset
Strolling along the beach
We reached the south eastern coastline in April 2014, and passed Ninety Mile Beach, a stretch of golden sand that runs for over 150km. We couldn’t see a single other person for miles!
Spending the day at Ninety Mile Beach, one of the most remote beaches on the south east coast
Gazing out over the miles and miles of sand and sea
Near the start of April, we made our way towards South Coast NSW. From Wollongong we stopped in Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Merimbula & Eden – before crossing the border into Victoria.
Passing through Wollongong
Hyams Beach at Jervis Bay – holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world!
Sitting on the world’s whitest sand
Sitting on the rocks at Huskisson
Having breakfast by the Clyde River in Batemans Bay
Surf Beach at Batemans Bay
Enjoying an afternoon at the amazing Bar Beach in Merimbula
Admiring the colourful rocks
Taking a selfie!
Resting on a tree branch, overlooking Bar Beach
Lindsey photographing a small shell
Fun at the rock pools in Eden, last stop before crossing the border!
We took the opportunity to visit Palm Beach, in the northern suburbs of Sydney – otherwise known as ‘Summer Bay’, used in the filming of popular Aussie soap opera, Home & Away
Taking pictures in front of the Summer Bay Surf Club!
The beach behind us is often used for filming
Admiring the view from Bilgola Beach lookout the following morning
By mid March 2014, we crossed the border back into New South Wales, after spending a few months in Queensland, and began to head back down the east coast again – ready for our next big road trip!
After 3 months on the Gold Coast, we finally left at the end of February 2014. On our last morning, the Gold Coast Bulletin published our first ever newspaper article! Take a look at our
News Section and read the full story!
Spending the day at Currumbin Valley Rock Pool
Mt Cougal National Park had some great swimming holes and cascades!
Crab spotting at Currumbin beach
Our last morning at The Spit – reading our very first newspaper article in the Gold Coast Bulletin!
Loving life on the Gold Coast!
We loved spending a summery Christmas and New Year in Surfers Paradise. There were lots of festive activities taking place and we enjoyed our first Christmas Day on the beach!
Enjoying the Christmas carols concert at Surfers Paradise Beach
Christmas Movie night on the beach
Breakfast on Christmas morning in our river view apartment
Trip to the beach on Christmas Day!
A walk along the sand with an ice-cream to cool us down
Busy beach in the background
BBQ and wine by the river back at our apartment
Boxing Day shopping trip to Brisbane
Heading through Southbank Park
All dressed up and ready to celebrate the New Year!