The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Like most things, I feel we tend of avoid the things that are right under our noses and seek adventures further afar! After being guilty of this for so many years, Tim and I rounded off 2016 with ticking off  “Road trip along Great Ocean Road” from our local to do list, before heading in the opposite direction to visit Montalto Winery. The main attraction was of course to reach the 12 Apostles and get a view of this wonder before it disappears! I couldn’t be happier that we finally took the drive along the coastline to see this incredible view…. it was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen and I regret that it’s taken me so many years to see it for myself.

I’m generally not put off by huge crowds of tourists. For the most part, I am generally one of them in all the travels we have done and am guilty as charged of blocking paths and standing awkwardly in the way of locals trying to get past. But the joy of the 12 Apostles was that being located on a highway, where the only reason people generally stop is to get out and have a look at the exact same thing, I didn’t feel I was getting in anyone’s way or interrupting their daily routines.

Call me crazy but hoards of tourists kind of make me excited (sometimes) because they have an energy about what they are seeing, and this simple fact makes me really appreciate just how lucky I am to have places like this so close to home.

For all the Aussies reading this I hope you had a wonderful Australia Day with all the cliches included. I certainly did and after a few too many champagnes amongst friends to the soundtrack of Triple Js Hottest 100…. I couldn’t have been more delighted with my decision to take the following day off to not be hungover at work relax.

You’re pretty cute Australia, I’ll give you that.

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  1. January 31, 2017 / 8:39 am

    You must be the one of few people I know who don’t mind hoards of tourists! 12 Apostles looking amazing as usual (although is it at 8 now??). I am still wanting to do the whole stretch of the Great Ocean Road (or more of it); I have only gone as far as the 12 Apostles!

    nat // dignifiable

    • January 31, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Only in some circumstances haha… this being one of them. I think there are 8 or 9, we were trying to count them all! The were definitely smaller than I expected, compared to pictures I had in my head from many years ago when they were still so large.

  2. February 1, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I’ve not yet seen them myself, they’ll probably be gone by the time I make the trip! It’s some beautiful scenery, though.

    Jane / deluminators

    • February 2, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Well that was pretty much my thought as well, hence why I got my butt into gear to go see them. So worth it though, it was so windy but they were so beautiful in real life x

  3. The Sunday Mode
    February 2, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Love all of these images, you’re really showing the best Aus has to offer! Personally I haven’t been to the 12 Apostles since I was little but I’ve been meaning to go back.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • February 2, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      You are so sweet Julia 🙂 I bet they look a lot different now than when you last saw them (hope they stay around for a long time yet!!!)

    • February 2, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Oh Neha thank you so much… appreciate it x

    • February 5, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Definitely worth the journey…!!!! They are so impressive and the drive is gorgeous if you don’t mind being in the car for a little bit x

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