great ocean road twelve apostles

Beautiful coastlines at the Twelve Apostles

twelve apostles great ocean road australia

It was great weather to visit the well-known Twelve Apostles & the Gibson Steps. Evidently many people shared our sentiments, because the place was real packed!!

These might be the prettiest series of photos I got from the trip to Australia. The coastlines were beautiful, and we could see each wave making their way to shore. The water was so blue, and the skies were so clear.

Twelve Apostles

Great Ocean Rd & Booringa Rd, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia
Opening hours: 0900 – 1700
Free admission!

twelve apostles great ocean road australia

twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia

 A walking path leads you to great views of the rock formations, and gets you walking by them to get your classic photos. It was real windy by the coast!

And as with any place in the Australian summer, houseflies will haunt the crap out of you. It literally flies right into your face, and STAYS THERE. Such bold moves by a little fly… I was very very annoyed by it. Especially when they actually got in the way of my shots/videos at some point.

Had my hood on the whole way to avoid them haha. Other than that, they don’t bite and they also don’t follow you into the car. So all’s good. 

twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia

There were helicopter rides to offer tours to visitors over the rock formations, overseeing the Twelve Apostles and the coastlines. We didn’t splurge on a helicopter ride, but I’m sure it gives you a unique view of the attraction unlike walking in the park like everyone else was doing. It costs AUD$145 per person, and the ride doesn’t only include the Twelve Apostles.

The 15-min helicopter ride brings you over the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Sentinel, The Arch, and London Bridge. If you’re not afraid of heights and don’t mind splurging this bit for a unique experience, go on ahead!

twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia

 The lookout points are absolutely breathtaking, and seeing those waves make me feel at such peace, just like when I was right there. Look at how blue and clear the water looks?! If it weren’t so windy and blazing hot, a swim in those waters would actually seem like a great idea.

Also, we saw a few surfers taking advantage of the sunny day and catching a wave or two in the ocean. The picture of the Australian summer was well painted. 

twelve apostles great ocean road australia

Gibson Steps

Port Campbell National Park, 8412-8414 Great Ocean Rd, Victoria 3269, Australia
Opening hours: 24/7!
Free admission!

twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia

You can walk to the Gibson Steps from the Twelve Apostles via a 1.2km trail, if you are looking for a nice walk on a sunny day. However, if you’re way tired or looking for to save some time, there is a carpark 50m away from the top of the steps, where you can get down to the beach and back up within say 20-25 minutes. Factoring in the time to take in the sea breeze and take some kickass photos!

twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia
twelve apostles great ocean road australia

There are 86 steps that gets you up and down the beach which allows you to look at the rock formations from the ground level. The formations are over 70m tall and omg you will get to witness the sheer size of those formations when you get nearer.

We didn’t have the time (nor the appropriate footwear) to walk further down the beach, but I wish I had! Instead of a top-down view, you get a totally different perspective of the beach when you get down those steps. It can also get pretty slippery so tread carefully!

If we had more time to spare, I would leave time to have a leisurely picnic at the beach down the Gibson Steps. And maybe even go into the waters. The photos look so pretty, and being there physically definitely knocks that down.

 

 

With love,
jtwong


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