(September 13, 2015) Great Ocean Road and Melbourne
After completing the visits we couldn’t do the
previous day we will cover the 230 Km from Port Campbell back to
Melbourne, this time using the motorway, out of the coast.
Once with hotel in the Melbourne we could spend
the rest of the day on exploring the city center.
We wake up early but, as we don’t have any rushes,
it’s not until past 9 AM that we leave the hotel because the time limit
for checking out is 10 AM.
We take our breakfast in a place where a woman
cooks for me, out of menu, a combo with toasts, fried eggs, bacon,
tomato… My wife takes a fish’n chips. We pay 18$ for everything. It’s
past 10 AM when we leave Port Campbell to start our visiting. The first
stop is a lookout to the town.
The highlights we want to see are very close each
other. We stop for watching the Arch.
Then we drive to the Twelve Apostles stopping at Loch ard
Gorge in the way. All here is based in these spectacular rock
formations over the sea, covered with this yellow tone land has over
We’ve already been in our next stop: Twelve
Apostles, but we’re coming back to enjoy these breathtaking views one
more time, this time at daylight.
We do one last stop at Gibson Steps. This place
gives the chance to walk down to the beach to enjoy these rocks from
the sand, but the access is closed now because of the high tide.
Without this, this lookout doesn’t deserve to stop as the views to
these two formations are better from the Twelve Apostles lookout.
With this we’re done with the Great Ocean Road. We
drive back to Port Campbell because at the 12 Apostles’ bar we’ve been
indicated there is the closest gas station and there is a road until
M1, the fastest way to reach Melbourne.
Once at M1, we stop in Colca around 2 PM to get
our lunch in a Chinese restaurant by 40€. We’re back to the road
complete our way to Greelong and drive the motorway we covered
yesterday back to the city.
I was ready to get quite lost at city center but
City Tempo Melbourne CBD pretty easily. It’s close to 5 PM and, as
sunset is around 6 PM, we go out immediately to wlaking to the popular
This is an area full of live. There are lights at the stadium
and, when we see a lot of people wearing the same yellow and black
shirt, it is clear there is some match going on at this time of a
Later on, when I was eating a Parma porterhouse –
steak, breaded and covered with ham and cheese – the tv in front of me
was showing the highlights of a match where I recognized the yellow and
black shirt as the one belonging to the North Melbourne team, which won
today as local.