Cape Otway, The Great Ocean Road, Australia

Looking through my photos, I came across this one which reminded me that I had not uploaded a blog about this beautiful coastal route from Melbourne. This route is so beautiful and is one the most spectacular driving routes in the world!

This route is 234 km long and hugs the coast encompassing beautiful vistas, rainforests and lovely towns on the way. The road was built after the WW1 in 1918.

I’m lucky to report that I have taken this drive twice, once in 2002 and another time in 2013. Each time, I loved taking in the sights, the sea air and the outstanding views.

I ventured with my family in 2002, we had such fun in our people carrier and stopping in plenty of places along the way.

We visited Cape Otway National Park where the Cape Otway Lighthouse is located. This national park is located on the southern tip of the Victorian coastline. Cape Otway is an expansive park with rainforests and you can spot koalas in the trees. Cape Otway lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in Australia. This was the first thing ships sailing from England would see having crossed the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait. There have been many shipwrecks along this part of the ocean.

The views are outstanding from the viewing platform on the lighthouse, you can look for miles and out to sea.

There are plenty of beaches nearby Cape Otway, one is Blanket Bay where you can have a picnic and camp. There are lots of sandy beaches nearby where you can explore and find rockpools also. It’s a wonderful place to visit and be one with nature!

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