Road Trips The Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Day 5 Loch Ard Gorge & Surrounds

Roof down, we drove about 9 km from our Port Campbell accommodation to walk the tracks around the Loch Ard Gorge area. Named after the ship that ran aground 1878, where only two passengers survived out of 54 passengers and crew. On one of the shorter walks, stairs gave us access to a stretch of beach where we watched the ocean surging through the gorge.  You can read more about its fascinating history here.

Sherbrook Estuary - Great Ocean Road Drive
Wave Action – Sherbrook Estuary

We continued on to complete a walk of about 2.5 kms return to Sherbrook Estuary.

Not as many people, and a great vantage point to see the full force of the southern ocean hitting the headland. We spend a good couple of hours taking in all that this beautiful, but rugged coastline offered.

The ongoing effect of weather and tides on the sedimentary rock creates enormous ocean caves along this coast. Parts of the roofs of these ocean caves collapse creating sink holes and blow holes.

Back to Port Campbell for a pizza and tiramisu dinner at Nico’s. Not a bad way to end a day.

Read the full story of our Great Ocean Road self drive trip.

Loch Ard Gorge - Great Ocean Road
Loch Ard Gorge Panorama

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