Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Great Ocean Road - Lorne

Wow! How would you like to live in this house
We have had the most amazing day!  We travelled South of Lancefield and headed towards Geelong and when we hit Anglesea we were on the Great Ocean Road.  Fantastic views of the ocean and the mountains and the road is just as it is reputed to be and more, and our first stop (after morning tea in Anglesea) was Split Point Lookout. 
Split Point Lighthouse
After a short climb up to the lighthouse we were amazed by the lovely lookout over the rocks, and the clean cool water below. 
Rock Formation at Split Point

Hedy and myself taking a break at Split Point
Our next stop was Lorne for lunch, which was in a beautiful bakery in the main street. 
Me in Lorne
 The armed with a pile of brochures we booked into the Grand Pacific Hotel for the night.
The Grand Pacific Hotel
 I had been dreaming all day of the lovely hot shower I was going to have and of washing my hair without worrying how much water I was using and the hot water running out.  Only someone living in a motorhome would really appreciate this.  We settled in and then made our way through lovely tropical Rain forest to a sparkling Water Fall in the area.
Erskine Falls
Erskine Falls was streaming down into a picturesque area surrounded by lush green ferns and rock formations.  It was beautiful and peaceful here.  It was 10klms inland and is one of the highest waterfalls in the Otway Region.  You had to go down 200 steps to reach the bottom of the falls.  Hedy and I viewed the falls from the safety of the  upper lookout, while Russell & Bill ventured the whole way down and I believe them when they say it was worth it. 
Teddy's Lookout
We then made our way to Teddy’s Lookout for more photos and on returning to the hotel took a walk out to the weir. 
The Pier opposite the Hotel
 After a lovely meal and a beautiful spa I will be ready in the morning for our next adventure further along the Great Ocean Road.
The Grand Pacific Hotel @ Night

Hedy, Russell & Me on the verandah of hotel
Talk again soon

1 comment:

Julia said...

We did that trip a few years ago Jan...what an amazing drive that Great Ocean Road is..
we were in a little car..you in that big bus!