This coastal gorge, surrounded by high cliffs is part of Port Campbell National Park in Victoria on the south coast of Australia. Access by the Great Ocean Road it was one of many stops my tour guide made. The gorge was named after a fast sailing ship called the Loch Ard. She ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on the 1st June 1878 after a three month journey from England to Melbourne. Of the 45 crew only two survived. Never will I complain about “long haul” flights again!
In the heart of Victoria’s Grampains National Park is Brambuk. This is the National Park and Aboriginal cultural centre. Sadly, due to being on a group tour, I spent less than an hour walking around the centre. The information that I was able to read and enjoy in that short time made it well worth the visit. Out of all of the tourist information centres, including the one in Melbourne, this has to be Australia’s most impressive in my opinion.
It was approaching the end of the day. We had just been to “The Tweleve Apolosles”, the main tourist attraction along the Great Ocean Road. The bay of Martyrs is in many ways just as worth while seeing. It is about half a mile west of Peterborough. The best time of day to visit this area for a photograph would be in the morning rather than afternoon. Sadly, I had little choice as I was on an organised guided tour of the area when this was taken.
In the Black Range Scenic Reserve is this small cave. One of the most important Aboriginal rock art sites in Victoria. Bunjil the eagle is a creator deity, culture hero and ancestral being, in Aboriginal mythology. You can see to the right of the Creator Spirit are pictured his two dingoes.