The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometer route that wraps around the south-eastern coast of Australia and offers spectacular views of the Tasman Sea. It's no wonder that the entire stretch is on Australia's National Heritage List.
Our first stop was the town of Torquay, also known as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and home to Bells Beach (which we already knew we loved).
Fueled by delicious fish tacos, we continued on to Apollo Bay. Enjoying magnificent ocean views as we went, we took our time on the winding, single lane highway.
Once we arrived, we hung out, watched the sunset and ate a delicious lobster roll from a small takeaway restaurant right on Great Ocean Road, which serves as the main street through quiet Apollo Bay.
The next day, we got back on the road for some more tourist-ing. Easily the highlight of the second day was The Twelve Apostles, a grouping of offshore limestone rock stacks. Because they're close to the shore and clumped together, the area makes for great photos and is popular with tourists.
We also stopped at a few more viewpoints, including a lighthouse and dry saltwater lake bed.
Sadly, that concluded the Great Ocean Road drive. (Did you think that it went all the way to Adelaide?! We did too!)
That night, we stayed in Warrnambool, a town bigger than you'd think. It was raining and Warrnambool has a small movie theater, so I'm sure you can guess what we did that afternoon...
We spent one more night on the road in a beachside town called Robe. And then, before we knew it, we were crossing the state line into South Australia and closing in on Adelaide.