The Great Ocean Road

February 8, 2010 · 10 comments

This is a guest post by Katie Oakes from The Tap Tap Bus. She is embarking on her own adventure with partner Richard across Australia and is a fellow MatadorU travel writing student. Luckily she managed to drive down the Great Ocean Road, which I completely missed on my drive from Perth to Sydney. Here is her take on one of the most handsome roads in the world.

Great Ocean Road arch

Nice place for a silhouette shot

“Driving on the motorway isn’t as hard as I thought it’d be,” Richard comments, hogging the middle lane as cars zoom past on either side.

“You’ve not driven on the motorway before?” I ask, incredulous.

He shrugs his shoulders as another car flies past and veers back in front of him. “They don’t have any in Northern Ireland.”

We’ve just hired a car from Travellers Autobarn to drive the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Richard, as the only male, agreed to do the first leg of the trip, keeping his motorway virgin status to himself. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →