Twelve Apostles – The Great Ocean Road, Australia
After driving since 5AM, at 3PM we finally made it to the main attraction of the Great Ocean Road – the Twelve Apostles! Despite the name, there were never twelve rock formations and the most on record is nine with seven remaining as of this post. Years of erosion on the cliffs formed these famous rock shapes that created the destination attraction on the Great Ocean Road.
With the weather being as poor as it was, I was just hoping we would be able to see the rocks in the distance. After a short walk, we reached the viewing platform and wow, it was as incredible of a view as I was hoping for!
Stunning! We were both locked in our place before we continued on the walkway. It was a massive display of rocks and the waves were incredibly powerful. Penguins also have a colony here that can be viewable at sunset though they must look so tiny given how high up the viewing platform is located.
As with all our stops on this drive we were the only ones at this lookout. While it was not raining, it was incredibly windy but that did not deter us from spending time here. After a few minutes, our third rainbow appeared before us in the distance – first starting as a double rainbow and then forming a complete arch. Just incredible! You don’t get rainbows on sunny days – bright side.
We were grateful the rain held off while we took hundreds of photos here. I had planned on stopping here for sunrise in the morning so we continued on the Great Ocean Road, skipping a few other notable stops saving them for the morning when the weather was predicted to be sunny. When we arrived the next morning for sunrise, somehow the wind was worse and the waves were insane! Unfortunately, no peaceful sunrise here but at least we got to spend a second time at this magical spot.
Enjoy this picture gallery from the Twelve Apostles!