How to Explore Victoria
Victoria, the home of what some would argue is the best pinot noir and coffee in Australia, if not the world, calls on all visitors to explore its vast offering. Explore the cafe, restaurant and bar culture in Melbourne, drive to Daylesford's luxurious Lake House and, whether it's via plane, car or walking boots, visit the extraordinary 12 Apostles on Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Victoria's beaches are known for their surf, and water buffs explore the coast to look for a few good waves.

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The Great Ocean Road's Spiritual View

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Australia’s Great Ocean Road tops the world’s coastal drives with its dramatic coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide. Rough waves and wind relentlessly beat against the harsh cliffs and leave behind battle wounds of bizarre limestone rock formations like The Grotto, London Bridge and the pictured Twelve Apostles.

Twelve Apostles is a bit of a misnomer as the stacks continue to erode and in 2005, the closest one crumbled leaving us with eight. No matter the number, their presence is powerful like a fleet of ships protecting the land. Try to get there just before sunset to watch the light sandy structures morph into ominous figures cloaked in shadows.

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by Susan Mason
AFAR Local Expert
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