We woke up fresh-faced and bushy-tailed, ready for the second leg of our Great Ocean Road adventure.
Yesterday had been great but there was plenty more to see.
But first I had to persuade Ryan to leave our bungalow at Apollo Bay Backpackers. He seemed to be enjoying the rural life a little too much…
As the heavens opened we arrived at the most iconic stop along the Great Ocean Road.
The Twelve Apostles.
Despite the weather, the views were still amazing. There’s a reason why this place is one of the most photographed vistas in Australia.
The amazingly named Thunder Cave.
Enormous frothing waves rip through the cave, echoing like thunder as they carve out the cave. The azure sea contrasts beautifully with the famous Australian orange rock.
A perfect place for a photo-op!
It collapsed in the 90s, leaving a couple of people stranded on the new stack. Luckily no one was injured but it must have been quite a sight!
It was the best surprise of the trip and if you are planning on driving the road between late May and October then you HAVE to make the stop.
The Whale Nursery just outside Warrnambool is where the mumma whales come to give birth.
It’s also where you are guaranteed to see them!
I have never seen whales with my own eyes before. It was breathtaking to see them frolicking in the waves, shooting sea spray and lurking beneath the surface. If it wasn’t for the rain then I would have stayed for hours.
The perfect end to the perfect road-trip!