The Great Ocean Rd and The Grampians, Australia

The Great Ocean Road

Myself and Rachel booked on to a tour group through Peter Pan to see the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. Our tour was held with Wild Life Tours and we had a guide with us the whole way through (although he was a bit on the scattered side!) We’d a great time and the sites that we were brought to were amazing!


We had a bit of a late start to the day because we may have slept in and just woke up when the bus was meant to be leaving but they held out for us… thank God! We headed off for the Great Ocean Road which brings you all along the coast. The beaches that we saw were beautiful, the wild life so cute (sleeping koala bears!!! agh!) and the jungle/ bush impressive. The bush walk was in Mait’s Rest Rainforest and I got to see some of the tallest trees!

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St kilda beach
St kilda beach

Explore The City – Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

To help myself navigate around the city I decided to use one of the hop on hop off bus services. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle offers a $10 ticket that is valid for 2 days. It includes 13 stops with running commentary about the main sites of Melbourne. I did one stop on my own on Thursday but started the actual tour on Friday with Rachel and continued it on Saturday. We didn’t do all of the stops but got the main areas done.

Federation Sq: Fed Sq included the Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Sq main area, the Ian Potter Centre, Birrarung Marr and William Barrack Bridge, The Federation Bells, Flinders St Station, St Paul’s Cathedral and Hozier Lane. The Ian Potter Centre is full of Australian art pieces and is worth a visit. Hozier Lane (which is basically across the street) is a really interesting spot with graffiti everywhere!

Hozier Lane 1
Hozier Lane 1

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