Towns and Attractions

Day 144 – Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Cruising the GOR Departing Melbourne in the morning I headed west towards the Great Ocean Road. It is quite famous due to its beauty, being a coastal road with stunning views of our sandstone cliffs being pounded by wild waves. Unlucky for me the weather had turned and it would be 3 days of wind and showers with the occasional …

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Day 142 – Melbourne

Melbourne

Capital of Victoria Before heading to Melbourne I took a drive up near Bendigo to volunteer at a yoga retreat. It was more a property with a mud brick hall where the owner ran classes on occasion away from her yoga studio in town. I found this through www.helpx.net. The idea is to volunteer your time, in my case 5 …

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Day 119 – Phillip Island & National Vietnam Veterans Museum

vietnam veterans museum

From San Remo I cross the bridge over onto Phillip Island. This is a popular tourist destination for seeing wild penguins and seals. Unfortunately strong winds had picked up during the night and were blasting the coast. Despite this I headed straight across the island to Point Grant at The Nobbies. One and a half kilometres offshore from here is …

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Day 118 – Wonthaggi State Coal Mine

wonthaggi state coal mine

Along the road I see a sign for the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine so stopped in to take a look. Wonthaggi is about 140km south-east of Melbourne. It is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere. The mine was operational from 1909 to 1968, producing around 17 million tonnes of coal for Victoria’s industries and railways. It …

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Day 106 – Gippsland Region

From Orbost I head east along the coastline to continue exploring the Gippsland region and to check out my first Victorian beach. It’s an easy drive with Cape Conran rd and Yeerung rd providing a close drive along the coast. I stop off to West Cape boat ramp for a photo op and then check out Salmon Rocks. A quick …

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