Home' Great Southern Tourist News : July 2011 Contents FINE FOOD, CRAFT: Savour
the Great Ocean Road's finest
produce and browse through
handmade art and speciality
crafts at the Lorne Craft and
Produce Market. The market
is held on the last Sunday of
each month in the ballroom at
The Grand Pacific Hotel,R from
9am to 1pm.
GREAT WALK: The walk
has spectacular views along
Victoria's rugged southern
coastline. It stretches more
than 100 kilometres from
Apollo Bay to within sight of
the Twelve Apostles, taking
walkers through cool forest and
deserted beaches. It's easy to
do day walks or carry your gear
and stay overnight.
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GREAT OCEAN ROAD
other side of Lavers Hill, after dark to
see the glow worm colony.
HEADING back to the coast, visitors
cannot miss out on taking in one
of the country's most recognisable
landmarks, the Twelve Apostles.
The limestone stacks testify to the
awesome power of the Southern Ocean
and are a central feature of the Port
Campbell National Park.
Ground away by thousands of years
of wind and waves, the limestone
columns reflect a kaleidoscope of reds
and golds from sunrise to sunset.
Each year millions of people visit
the monoliths, a five-minute drive
from Port Campbell.
THE calm main beach at Port
Campbell is protected from the open
ocean swell and summer patrols make
it one of the safest places to take a dip
on this often unpredictable stretch of
There is gentle surf in the harbour,
but the world-renowned reef breaks
to the west and around Port Campbell
will challenge even experienced
Anglers can try their luck off the
pier and there is fishing offshore but
they should make sure they don't cross
the boundaries of the Twelve Apostles
Marine National Park.
BEYOND Port Campbell,
Peterborough is one of the Great
Ocean Road's hidden gems.
The quiet town has the relaxed
feel that typified seaside towns years
before the explosion of the tourist
trade. Anglers fish from the rocks for
Australian salmon and crayfish, or
in the Curdies River for bream and
Nearby are the remains of London
Bridge (a rock span that collapsed in
1990), the Arch, Peterborough coastal
reserve, the Bay of Islands and the Bay
of Martyrs. Four shipwrecks provide
plenty of interesting diving sites.
ON the road to Warrnambool,
Allansford, set on the city's outskirts,
is a growing rural community and
home to one of Australia's largest
Across the road from the factory,
Cheese World offers milkshakes,
gourmet cheeses and wines, a restau-
rant and a rural museum.
The Allansford Hotel is known for
its country hospitality and serves
lunch and dinner seven days a week.
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
GREAT OCEAN WALK
THE OTWAY FLY
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