Monday, March 8, 2010

Australia holiday_Melbourne II and Great Ocean Road Adventure

This is the final destination, the Twelve Apostles. The Twelve Apostles, which are located along the spectacular Great Ocean Road are giant rock that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

I enjoyed the world's great coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. It took about 5 hours drive from Melbourne CBD.

With the powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests, the journey was great but the weather was not attracting.

I wish I had a beautiful day with bright blue sky. :(

Dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic. How can words describe?? Although it was named twelve Apostles, to day it has only 9 left. Long journey to get there. With this beautiful large shore every body get down here to take pictures. If I am not mistaken, there are over 150 stair cases to reach here.

Dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic. Since it is a soft rock, it is your own responsibility for any consequences. Of course I took the risk to take pictures. :) Scenery along the way to the twelve Apostles. I captured this while people are concentrating the soft rock and the Ocean.

Zoomed in to the soft rock.

Other view of the dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic soft rock. Thanks God, a got a little blue sky which I was hoping for the whole day.

Different perspective of the soft rock.

I love this simple shot of dramatic scene.

At Port Campbell. Scenery along the way to the twelve Apostles. Great Ocean Road. At Apollo Bay where we have our lunch. Dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic.

Scenery along the Great Ocean Road.

This forest is just beside our tea party, our breakfast, during the second stop. By the way I can't recall the name of the stop. Sorry guys..

This guy was shot with 18-200 mm, full zoom during our second stop on the way to the twelve Apostles.

These guys are taken at our second stop where we have our breakfast, in fact tea and local cake, which they call it laminton cake.

We are on the Great Ocean road and on the right is the hill where some people build their summer houses.

On the left is the powerful Ocean.

Rest room at Bell Beach.

It would be a beautiful shot if it it sunny.

This the very first stop at Bell Beach on the way to twelve Apostles.

26 comments:

lechua said...

i know what u mean when the weather is dreary; but to have been there to witness the marvellous rocks must have had been a great experience itself! i've never been there so it looks pretty to me.

ကုိေအာင္(ပ်ဴႏုိင္ငံ) said...

ဓါတ္ပုံေတြ လာၾကည့္ျပီး အရမ္းသေဘာက်ပါတယ္၊ ဓါတ္ပုံထဲက တခ်ဳိ႕ကုိ
ကူးယူ ေဖာ္ျပခြင့္ျပဳပါ၊ အားေပးလ်က္။

Atan Athen said...

nice picture....cool...

Anonymous said...

all photos are really beautiful and nice
thanks for sharing ...

sukyaw

Vigor said...

Hello..

lechua - Thanks for visiting. Yes, it was a great experience and just for your info, you could take helicopter to shoot some beautiful pictures there. The cost is AU$90 per 10 minutes. :)

ကုိေအာင္(ပ်ဴႏုိင္ငံ)- You are always welcome to grab any picture you like, just let me know. Please do come back again.

Atan Athen - Thank you Atan for stopping by here and writing a comment. :)

sukyaw- I am happy to have you commenting here, and please do come back.

Yvi said...

Hello and good morning,

wonderfull landscapes! Beautiful photos!

What do you mean with "But I don't how to read and what to read", beacause my first post was only on german?

Greetings and have a nice day!
Yvi

ကုိေအာင္(ပ်ဴႏုိင္ငံ) said...

ဟုတ္ေက်းဇူး၊ က်ေနာ္ဆီမွာ ပို႕စ္ေရးရင္ ဓါတ္ပုံလုိတဲ့အခါ ယူသုံးခြင့္ျပဳဖုိ႕
ေျပာတာ၊ သုံးခြင့္ျပဳေပးတာ ေက်းဇူးပါ။

Vigor said...

Hello.. Ko Aung

Just go ahead and get any one you like. If you need larger size, please let me know.
Cheers..

micki said...

What a spectacular costline scenery! I am amazed by those giant rocks! Wish I can visit there somedays. Enjoy all your beautiful images!

1ondoncalling said...

> I wish I had a beautiful day with bright blue sky. :(

Well, at least you have a good reason to go back in the future! ;)

English coastal line has similar scenes.
Sheer drop from the cliff edge.

Re: Woodcut from Japan / 日本的木刻 / Toreh Kayu dari Jepun / 日本の木版

Yes, photography is allowed in the museum.

Re: Welcome to Wellcome / 欢迎光临维康 / Selamat datang ke Wellcome / ウェルカムへようこそ

Sorry, mate. Don't remember its name...
Will let you know if I go there again. ;)

Vigor said...

Hi..

Micki >> Thanks for dropping by and happy to know that you enjoy my photos. Please do come back again.
Cheers.

1ondoncalling >> Yeah, it may be a reason..:D hope I could go there again. And thanks for your reply.
Cheers..

AVCr8teur said...

Beautiful scenery! I have never seen this before. Those giant cliffs really dwarf the people below.

fufu said...

wow wow wow =p i didnt go to such spectacular places when i was in sydney, melbourne and adelaide >< sigh..... but great to see your pictures here :)

Vigor said...

Hello..

AVCr8teur >> happy to here your lovely comment.

Fufu >> Yeah man, it was amazing trip. You should have gone there :). Thanks for visiting.

rainfield61 said...

Your fruitful visit to Melbourne.
My fruitfil visit to your blog.

Nice to meet you.

fufu said...

yeah we go to australia again for sure when i have the chance =p

1ondoncalling said...

Of course, you can!

I am re-watching BBC's Wild Down Under at the moment.
Can't wait to go there again!

Vigor said...

Hello..

rainfield61 >> Thanks for coming and your comments.

fufu >> Welcome again and pls do come back again.

1ondoncalling >> Welcome again :) and please do come back again.

shloke said...

Stunning pictures!!! Your pictures made me wanna travel to Australia A.S.A.P I'm sure it must have been an amazing experience - the wind, sound, endless horizon and everything else.

The bird shot is my TOP favorite :)

Cheers!
mylo

Stephen Baird said...

i love your photos. i will be going to the twelve apostles on my next trip to OZ.
nikonsniper steve

Rafael Lam said...

Your pictures let me remember my trip of Sydney and Melbourne on 2006, but I took many pictures, but aren't so beautiful like yours... because my old DC and my photography skill was still poor...

Álvaro said...

Congratulations for your blog. It´s got fantastic images.
Greetings from Spain.

1ondoncalling said...

Yes, you should come and see the beauty of Paris yourself.
Definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Vigor said...

Hello..

shloke >> Thanks for coming. Yes, there are several nice spot you could shoot there, for me I love the great view of ocean there, the endless horizon.

Stephen Baird >> Yeah, but don't go there during raining days. There is a helicopter service and you can shoot some beautiful pictures(bird eye view). The cost is AU$90 per 10 minutes. :)

Rafael Lam >> Hey dude, thank for coming here and your kind comments. You got a amazing blog and beautiful pictures there. Please do come back again.

Álvaro >> Hey man, you are most welcome and thank for stopping by. Thanks again and please do come back later.

1ondoncalling >> Yes I will. thanks for your reply :)

jeannette stgermain said...

Incredible -what a landscape! Even though the sun didn't shine (smile) Thanks for the "follow"...how did you find me? Have a great rest of the week!

Allison said...

very nice pics.. love it.. thanks for sharing :)