Photo Essay: The Great Ocean Road

Each year on my birthday I try to do something that doesn’t require me to be at work – lets face it, who really wants to work on their birthday?  One year I even went to London and watched the All Blacks take on England at Twickenham – that birthday has yet to be topped!

In 2011 I decided to fly home to Christchurch from Brisbane with a stop over in Melbourne on the way. Whilst in Melbourne I went on a day tour along the Great Ocean Road (well part of it!) with Wildlife Tours. The Great Ocean Road is huge and to do probably should take a few days, however we only had 12 hours and a lot of that was driving. But the scenery we saw was pretty spectacular and actually seeing the Twelve Apostles was pretty darn special.

Twelve Apostels
The famous Twelve Apostles
Twelve Apostles
Another view (I even managed to get a helicopter in there!)
Loch Ard Gorge
The amazingly gorgeous Loch Ard Gorge – this was my favourite part of the drive
Loch Ard Gorge
Towering cliffs – having people in here shows just how huge these cliffs were
Colour contrast
Contrasts of colour
The different layers of time
Say hello to my little friend – a kookaburra at Kennett River
Great Ocean Road
This part of the drive reminded me a lot of New Zealand
Bells Beach
Lone surfer at Bells Beach
Dramatic cliff face
Dramatic cliffs


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