Loch Ard Gorge – The Great Ocean Road
After a final goodbye at the Twelve Apsotles, we headed to the final area on our Great Ocean Road itinerary, the Loch Ard Gorge. The story here is back in the day (1878), a ship (Loch Ard) went off course due to storm activity and unfortunately crashed into this portion of the cliffs with only two survivors.
We thought the waves up until this point were epic but the ones at the Loch Ard Gorge blew them all out of the water – literally. The waves crashed into the rocks with such force creating incredible bursts of ocean. We stayed here for so long as each crash was bigger than the last – we could not believe what we were seeing.
There are several walkways around Loch Ard so after we filled in from the top, we found stairs that go down to the beach which I will say I was extremely nervous about. But this staircase was not closed and we took it very slowly.
Suddenly on the beach level, the wind subsided and the epic, crashing waves turned into small wake waves gently caressing the sand. I still did not trust those small waves though – not after seeing what it is like behind the rocks protecting this cove.
And out of nowhere, the sun came out gracing us with a bit of light to illuminate the colors of the rocks and the ocean.
We could not believe how amazing the Loch Ard Gorge was and how much time we spent here. Once again, we were the only ones here enjoying this amazing attraction, just unbelievable.