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Lorne

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  • Day27

    Great Ocean Road - Lorne

    April 1, 2017 in Australia

    Heute sind wir von Port Campbell mit dem Auto nach Lorne gefahren. Da die ganze Strecke der Küste entlang ging, hielten wir zwischendurch an und genossen die wunderschöne Aussicht auf das Meer 🌊😍 Janine und ich haben heute in einem Waldstück (direkt an der Haupstrasse) unsere kleinen, flauschigen Lieblingstiere gesehen 🐨 Die Koalas schliefen auf den wackeligen Bäumen und wir konnten sie perfekt fotografieren 📸 Anschliessend gingen wir noch den Cape Otway Leuchtturm anschauen, von dort oben konnte man über die ganze Landschaft sehen 🗺 Nun sind wir in unserem Hotel (Grand Pacific Hotel, siehe Bild unten) in Lorne und geniessen den Abend an der Great Ocean Road. Morgen geht es weiter in unsere letzte Stadt auf unserer unvergässlichen Reise --> Melbourne 🇦🇺🙌🏻🚗Read more

  • Day33

    Fabian will Meer

    February 24, 2017 in Australia

    Vorbei an einem kleinen Eukalyptuswald, in dem sich ein Koala auf einem Baum versteckt hat, hat sich die Sonne in Apollo Bay wieder blicken lassen. Gerade rechtzeitig für den Teil der Great Ocean Road, welcher direkt am Meer verläuft.
    Angekommen in der Hafenstadt Lorne, gab es zum Abendessen ausnahmsweise keine Nudeln à la Campingplatz, sondern einen richtigen Burger in "The Milk Bar".
    Gut gelaunt und mit vollem Magen haben wir auf unserem Zeltplatz sogar noch ein paar gleichgesinnte Paradiesvögel gefunden.Read more

  • Day17

    Lorne - Great Ocean Road

    October 16 in Australia

    Haben Melbourne verlassen Richtung Great Ocean Road.
    Die schlängelt sich die Küste entlang bis nach Adelaide.
    Dann noch ein kleines Suchspiel: wer findet den Koala 🐨 in den Bäumen? Wir waren auf dem Aussichtspunkt, Teddys Lookout und durchstöberten anschließend den Wald 🌳 ist nicht leicht hier die Tiere zu entdecken. Wir haben zwei gesehen, einer schlief der andere futterte gerade am Eukalyptus.
    In Lorne stehen wir jetzt und kaum waren wir angekommen zeigte sich dieser wunderbare Regenbogen 🌈
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  • Day5

    Great Ocean Road

    December 12, 2016 in Australia

    Off to an early start to meet our Melbourne Coastal Tour guide at Federation square. We grabbed a fresh brewed coffee Melbourne style and hopped on the mini van to explore the Great Ocean Road.

    Our first stop is the Memorial Arch which is a tribute to the World War One servicemen who built the Great Ocean Road. The present arch is the third built to replace the second one destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 1983. There is also a beautiful beach that we strolled on.

    Lorne is set between the sparkling waters of Loutit Bay in Victoria and the majesty of the Otway National Park, It is a spectacular and refreshing place, where the bush meets the beach. We drive up to Teddys Lookout to look at the beautiful coastline.

    Next stop was Kennet River which is known for being one of the few places in Australia where you can actually see Koalas in the wild. Koalas have minimal energy needs because of the small size of their brains, hence they sleep up to 16 hours a day and nap a further 2 to 3 hours. We saw 4 Koalas, all of them were snuggled against eucalyptus branches and their faces were completely hidden. Not exactly a national geographic postcard pose from the Koalas (hence no pictures). I did find it interesting to learn more about this cuddly creatures. They only have a lifespan of 10-12 years and basically live on a eucalyptus tree diet. Koalas eat about 50 out of the 500 different types of eucalypt leaves but mainly manna gum, blue gum, swamp gum and red river gum. Baby Koalas (joeys) are born hairless, blind, and earless. Tiny at birth, the joey crawls into the pouch on the mother’s belly where they live for the first 6 months before they will start to spend time outside the pouch.

    We also spotted wild Parakeets and cockatoo birds which was pretty cool.

    Next stop will be Lunch @ Apollo bay

    {Issy}
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  • Day249

    Day 2 - Great Ocean Road

    December 7, 2017 in Australia

    I wasn't quite so alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic this morning so we didn't get out of bed till gone 8. After a bowl of trusty porridge we went off in search of a shower (as we may have skipped that yesterday). According to the CamperMate app, there was apparently a hot shower in Apollo Bay so we headed back out along the winding forest roads. When we pulled up we were a little dubious as to where the shower was going to be. We were near a boat ramp where there were loads of workmen working. I did spot a portacabin in the corner however I didn't see how there would be a shower in there so I went to scope it out. Low and behold there was a proper shower cubicle in there with a shower curtain and everything. It was even clean, the water was hot and there wasn't any poo in sight. Winner! We also got there at the perfect time as just as we were leaving there was quite a queue of travellers forming waiting for a free shower.

    Feeling refreshed, we headed into Apollo Bay for a mooch around the town. I really rate Apollo Bay and if we were to do the Great Ocean Road again on a bigger budget, it would be a great place to spend the evening as there are lots of cute cafes and places to eat. It also boasts a stunning beach!

    The next part of our drive was the most spectacular as we meandered along curvy cliffside roads, with amazing views out over the ocean. After an hour or so we made it to Lorne where we stopped for some lunch, which we ate on a picnic bench by the beach, followed by a cup of coffee from one of the cafes. Lorne is another cute seaside town with a few good tat shops which is always nice.

    From Lorne, you can take a small detour inland from the Great Ocean Road to Erskine Falls, in the Great Otway National Park. The waterfall was gorgeous and well worth the detour.

    I don't know if you remember the children's tv classic, Round the Twist, but just outside of Lorne in Aireys Inlet, you will find the lighthouse from the show. After a quick pit stop here to see the lighthouse and serenade / annoy Simon with the theme song we continued on the road towards Torquay. Torquay marks the end of the Great Ocean Road however we didn't actually bother to visit the town itself and instead just stopped at the famous Bells Beach which is just outside. This is where the worlds longest running surfing competition, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is held around Easter time. The sun had gone in by this point and it was ridiculously windy, and dare I say it, it was a pretty ugly beach, so we didn't stay here long. We have the car until 3pm tomorrow but instead of spending the night in some random spot just for sake of it, we headed over to Maddy's where we will be spending the next week.
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  • Day32

    Melbourne

    December 10, 2015 in Australia

    BACK TO MELBOURNE

    Bye Nissan - hello hostel again
    Today: Bolognese !! so good !
    We are two real cooker ! In our 6 bed female dorm is living a woman for 3 months - the girl, who is sleeping over me told us that the crazy woman wanted to take our clothes in the bin !! Just because we hanged them up at our beds. - it's against the house rules - where should we hang our clothes up than ?
    You are not allowed to touch her plastic over her 10 bags !! & she took pictures of her bed & stuff !craaaaazy !Read more

  • Day10

    Great Ocean Road - Lorne

    September 18, 2017 in Australia

    Heute morgen sind wir weiter die GOR (nicht zu verwechseln mit GNR ;)) gefahren und sind tierisch in Lorne empfangen worden.
    Leider schüttet es grad wieder wie sonst was und wir harren im Hotel aus. Aber wir haben für heute alles gesehen, was wir wollten...
    • Anglesea (hier fühlen sich Kängurus auf einem Golfplatz heimisch)
    • Split Point Lighthouse
    • Teddys Lookout
    • Lorne erkunden
    Hoffen für morgen auf besseres Wetter. Drückt uns die Daumen.
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  • Day14

    Great Ocean Road Trip, day 2

    February 22, 2017 in Australia

    Heute sind wir nach Lorne gefahren, natürlich entlang der Great Ocean Road. Hier hat Mat (unser englischer travelmate) seine Familie ein Ferienhaus, mit Blick Meerblick! Was wünscht man sich als Backpacker mehr als solche Travelmates zu treffen 😁 Auf den Weg dorthin hab ich auch endlich Koalas gesehen😍 wir mussten gar nicht lange suchen, da die Asiatischen Touristen schon auf der Straße mit ihren Selfiesticks und Kameras herumgehüpft sind 😄
    Der Weg auf der Great Ocean Road ist einfach unbeschreiblich schön. Ich kann es gar nicht in Worte fassen wie schön. Jetzt sitzen wir im Ferienhaus und bleiben dort wahrscheinlich 2 Tage bis es weiter nach Melbourne geht 😊
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  • Day235

    Lorne

    April 19, 2017 in Australia

    Da wir beide Hunger hatten, entschieden wir uns erstmal was zu Essen. Fish and Chips Shops gibt es hier ja zum.Glpck in jeden noch so kleinen Ort. 😊 Für mich gab es den Whale Burger. 😂 Er war so hoch, das die nette Dame den Karton auseinander schneiden musste damit er rein passt. Von unserem Balkon haben wir eine direkte Sicht aufs Meer. 😊

  • Day11

    Lorne

    April 19, 2017 in Australia

    19.04.

    Heute morgen machten wir uns von Warrnambool auf den Weg nach Lorne, dabei führen wir die Great Ocean Road entlang. Nach den Stopps an den jeweilige Aussichtspunkten hielten wir noch am Kennett River und beobachteten ein paar wild lebende Koalas 🐨.

    20.04.
    Morgens hatten wir noch Besuch von ein Kakadus auf dem Balkon und machten uns dann auf den Weg nach Phillip Island.

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