great ocean road

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 18:35
ThreadID: 66106 Views:1936 Replies:6 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
Hey all,

SHMBO and I are currently sitting at a beautifukl caravan park at Aireys Inlet, and tomorrow we are going to takle the great ocean road, I had a question and couldnt really find the answers on the web, are the Lookouts that are positioned along the G O R caravan friendly? I love looking at our beautiful country but hate reversing the van :-) so can I do both tomorrow?

Thanks in advance for the info.

Shane and Sherron.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Rhys - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:05

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:05
Most of the lookouts are on the points and are quite large, the direction you will be going also means that you will not have to deal with crossing the on coming traffic, there are also heaps of slow vehicle pullouts to let faster traffic to pass as well so you should be able to make the most of the drive, don't forget coffee at the Bay Leaf cafe in Apollo Bay, no affiliation they just make great coffee, have a great day, Rhys.
AnswerID: 349915

Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:10

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:10
Shane,

From what i can remember the lookout car parks do cater for caravans.
The main one that we stopped at had a information centre, a very big car park and a walk way under the road that lead to the cliff face.

Image Could Not Be Found



Image Could Not Be Found


Wayne
AnswerID: 349916

Follow Up By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:04

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:04
ahhh, the 7 apostles!!!
Carpe Cerevisi

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 618428

Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:52

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:52
Hi Shane and Sherron

I presume you are talking of the limestone features such as the #? Apostles. The cliff edge road between Lorne and Anglesea has no lookouts, so all my photos were taken from the car window - not very good either.

We went into most, and the majority had large parking areas; particularly the high profile ones such as the Apostles and London Bridge. Only one had a small car park. From memory (it was three years ago) it was The Arch. We were able to park and turn, but if we had a bigger rig, it would have only been a few minutes wait until someone moved a car to make it easy.

Image Could Not Be Found

Motherhen
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 349928

Reply By: andson - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:21

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:21
Thanks everyone for your speedy responses, I am happy I wont be having to reverse into on comming traffic to get some great Pictures.

If you are borded on this World Wide Web of ours Check Out Our Travel Blogging Site from our first road trip.

toyhauler.deezlepower.com

Shane and Sherron
AnswerID: 349930

Reply By: DIO - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:52

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:52
Just remember, if coming from the opposite direction to the access points for the viewing parks, it is illegal and highly dangerous to cross double (centre) lines - if present. Could result in a head-on.
AnswerID: 350037

Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:59

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:59
G'day Shane, glad to see you are still going OK.

Please post your impressions of dragging the van thru the Otways.

cheers (The League misses you!!)

I'm glad I ain't too scared to be lazy
- Augustus McCrae (Lonesome Dove)

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 350064

Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 14:00

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 14:00
BTW, SHMBO, should be SWMBO.

Who, not Hoo.

I'm glad I ain't too scared to be lazy
- Augustus McCrae (Lonesome Dove)

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 618390

Follow Up By: andson - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 21:18

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 21:18
I new (lol I know, knew) I should have not slept through English class.
0
FollowupID: 618982

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)