Monday, 19 January 2015

A week on the Great Ocean Road

We drove on the Great Ocean Road starting from Torquay (city near Melbourne) and up to the Grampians (sandstone mountains rising abruptly from the surrounding plains).

The Great Ocean Road follows the South East coast of Australia and has been built by the soldiers returning after the first World War. 

Loch Ard Gorge
The limestone cliff is eroded by the not-so-agreeable weather conditions into caves, arches and rock stacks up to 45 meters high. Those are susceptible to further erosion from the waves, so the landscape is quite dynamic.

Heading inland towards the Grampians, we drive through plains where the sheep and cattle abound.

And suddenly, the mountains are there.

We finally went underground to visit Bendigo's gold mine!

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