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Australia: The Twelve Apostles

Victoria is a beautiful state located in Australia; unfortunately I have not had a chance to travel it thoroughly. What I have seen of it though is breathtaking to say the least. Last year my Mum, sisters and I jetted off to Melbourne for a girls long weekend away to celebrate my Mum’s birthday.

After we had spent the weekend in the city (Melbourne), on our very last day, we decided to take a spontaneous road trip along The Great Ocean Road. From the city of Melbourne to the Twelve Apostles, the car trip was about a 2.5-hour drive, including one McDonald’s stop . Not too bad considering you are travelling along a very famous road in Australia.

Now, The Great Ocean Road isn’t at all what I expected it to be. It isn’t exactly along the ocean… well parts of it are, but not the majority! You more so drive through Victorian estates and countryside, getting a better look at what Victoria really is all about outside of the city.

We journeyed to the Twelve Apostles in June, right in the middle of winter (Australian seasons of course). So yes, it was very cold. During an Australian Winter, I had never been so far down South. I can say from first hand experience, if you are doing this trip in winter, go prepared with beanies and scarves… you’ll need them!

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The day we visited the Twelve Apostles it was gloomy, windy and freezing cold. That didn’t stop us from embracing the experience or reading the history that came along with it. Not only can you walk out on the board-walk for free, but you can also catch a helicopter and view the Twelve Apostles from above, however this one will cost you.

Click here to check out pricing for the helicopter ride.

The Great Ocean Road not only has the sights of the Twelve Apostles, but there is a lot more to see and do if you want to make a trip of it. Trip advisor have gathered a list of things to do on your Great Ocean Road road trip. Check them out here!

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Getting to The Great Ocean Road

Hire a Car: Hiring a car is what we did, which allows you to go at your own pace, time and leisure.

Day Tour: Day tours to the Great Ocean Road leave from the City of Melbourne. It’s a great way to meet new people and most of the tours average around $99 for the day. A quick google search will hook you up with your perfect day trip!

Contiki/Topdeck: Contiki and Topdeck include the Great Ocean Road within their Australian tours. If you are travelling to Australia, if you are young (under 35 is the cut off for these tour groups) and if you want to make the most of your experience, an organised tour group is the way to go.

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