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A guest post by the wonderful green-blogger, Lauren Grimshaw.

During my university holidays, I decided to head down South, hire a car and explore the iconic Great Ocean Road.  It’s definitely an unfamiliar part of the world, which stretches along the south-eastern coast of Australia and is known for its incredible landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles.

Although it is easily driven in a couple of days, I recommend spending a week road tripping, sightseeing and taking photos. Start your journey in the Grampians National Park – although it’s a little further North of the Great Ocean Road, it’s definitely worth a visit.  It’s the place to go for crazy rock hanging spots and incredible lookouts.

After that, drop down to the western end of the Great Ocean Road for whale watching, before visiting the must-see stops including the London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, the Bay of Islands and the Twelve Apostles.  There’s plenty of little hidden photo spots off the beaten path and don’t forget to stop for a veggie burger along the way.

The Great Ocean Road isn’t just made up of winding coastal roads and rock formations though, it’s also full of luscious rainforests, scenic waterfalls and historical landmarks. Stop off at the Great Otway National Park to admire the VERY tall trees and stunning ancient plant life.


Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road

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The Treetop Walk, Great Otway National Park


Hopetoun Falls, Great Otway National Park

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The Treetop Walk, Great Otway National Park


The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


London Arch, Great Ocean Road


The Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road


Gibson Steps, Great Ocean Road

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Boronia Lookout, Grampians National Park

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The Balcony, Grampians National Park

About Lauren

Lauren is a 20 year old environmental management student. Through her exciting new blog – Project 3 P, Lauren is trying to spread awareness, explore ideas and create change. Lauren wants to meet new people, visit places and find out what practices are being adopted to make a difference in the world.  From volunteers and environmental managers, to sustainable coffee shops and organic farms, or documentaries and community events, she wants to capture, write about and share them with all of us! Great job Lauren! You’re welcome on jiminy anytime 🙂


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