Life is Peachy & You're so Wanky Tregidgo!
24.03.2012 24 °C
Back on the road again for my second weekend...I love it. So we left the city at about 12 O'Clock and began our trip.
I had highlighted the lonely planet guide for each town we should stop off at on route.
We headed in to a town called Geelong for lunch, to a cafe named OK GO which was a pretty quirky cafe and typically lonely planet style. After lunch we popped into Geelong town so I could stock up on car snacks for us and then we were back on the road.
Here's a few of the little towns and viewpoints on our journey that we stopped at.
We booked up a motel for the night in a town called Lorne. - Helena was still traveling the great ocean road too so we would meet her for dinner and then head to the bars. It turned out to be a very random evening. I can say that there are quite a few strange people kicking about Lorne. We soon discovered which bar was the local bar and which was the travelers bar. A fun evening was had by all.
Sunday after a little lie in we were back on the road... and getting ever closer to the twelve apostles.
First stop was the Erskine Falls and then shortly after we spotted a real life Koala in the wild!
We also came across a couple of parrots....
We arrived at the apostles mid afternoon. Alan joked we should do the helicopter ride... when I said yes I was deadly serious! I didn't push it enough though as in the end we settled for the foot walk instead. I took in the view and couldn't believe how stunning it was!
After the apostles we were heading back as it was a 3-4 hour drive back. I may have mentioned I was a little disappointed that we had only seen one Koala on our trip and no kangaroos (Lonely planet leads you to believe that you will see hundreds on the 243-kilometer stretch of road.)
After this I fell asleep and then awoke as the car came to a stop. I soon realized we were parked outside an animal reserve where we could visit some KANGAROOS and KOALAS! I was super excited and we headed in just in time as they were about to close. It was a funny little place which would need a lot of work doing to it to make it into a tourist attraction.
We got back into Lorne at just as it was getting dark, it was power nap time and then dins.
It was a Sunday in Lorne and the small town was half shut so we ended up getting local takeout pizzas and sitting outside a restaurant listening to the jazz music playing inside. This is actually the most backpacker thing I've done so far....
It was back into the city on Monday morning and straight over to the airport to catch my flight up to Sydney.
AT was an great host and I had the best time in Melbourne! Thank you Tregidgo!!