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The 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road

(Reprint from News: March 1, 2002)

February 24, 2002

 

I left the next morning and headed west along the Great Ocean Road, an amazing drive which is something like the Oregon Coast Highway.  I'd read a lot of literature claiming that the Great Ocean Road was the finest ocean drive in the world and yes, it's a nice drive certainly, but nothing tops the Oregon Coast Highway.

 

Anyway, the most scenic part of the Great Ocean Road is a section called the "12 Apostles," with the Apostles being a series of sea stacks that dot the coastline.  Itís a beautiful area and it was a glorious day, and I decided that the Apostles alone were worth a visit to Victoria.

 

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Above left:  The Great Ocean Road between Geelong and Portland is one of the most beautiful coastal roads that I've ever driven. 

Above center:  A trail through the rainforest at Mait's Rest in Otway National Park. 

Above right:  The best part of the Great Ocean Road is the 12 Apostles, a series of sea stacks.

 

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Above left:  One of the 12 Apostles.  Actually, I only counted 11 of them.

Above center:  Cliffs at the 12 Apostles. 

Above right:  Apostles viewpoint -- lots of Japanese and Germans here but not many Aussies... or Americans.

 

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