Laura Connor, Assistant Store Manager at Kuoni Stratford City, heads for Australia’s Great Ocean Road, discovering stunning natural scenery, feeding kangaroos and camping in a national park along the way.
As I’m sure you’re aware, Australia is vast! We stayed in Melbourne for just one night before hitting the Great Ocean Road. Melbourne is wonderful, and if we’d had a bit longer we could have obviously seen a lot more of it, but I’m happy with what we did in our short time. It is an amazing trendy city, with quaint bars and restaurants – it’s definitely a place to be seen and to explore.
We headed out of Melbourne towards the Great Ocean Road, with some really beautiful stops along the way. We chose to stop at Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell – all small local towns with some amazing viewing points.
"If you need a reason
to visit Australia,
this is it."
One of my most memorable experiences was when we went to the wildlife park and fed the kangaroos. I had never seen a kangaroo or koala in real life before so I was really excited! There were lots of kangaroos and emus running around, and every time we got out our food to feed the kangaroos, the emus would try and peck it out of our hands. It was so special though; the kangaroos were so tame and we just sat there stroking and feeding them for hours! It feels amazing when you put your hand out and they hold on with their little paws. If you need a reason to visit Australia, this is it.
Our final stop was the Grampians National Park. This is a ‘must see’ after a beautiful drive along the Great Ocean Road, with so much wildlife and natural beauty. We spent two nights camping here, and I can honestly say that the stunning views of mountains and waterfalls took my breath away.
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