And here we are at the Great Ocean Road! Zen decided that we should opt for the hassle-free solution and booked the one-day tour via Go West. Hooray to no pricey car hiring, no tiring drive and plenty of rejuvenating sleep during the boring and repetitive sections of the road.
The Great Ocean Road is divided by three sections. There’s the long and windy roads which wrap around the coast, the lush rainforest, and then the massive pastoral scenes.

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: West Gate Bridge

West Gate Bridge… the second longest bridge in Australia. The first is actually the ANZAC bridge!
First stop was the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre…

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Next was Bell’s Beach -surfing capital of Victoria…

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Zen Huang and Jennifer Lam at Bell's Beach

Me & Zen @ Bell’s Beach

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Bell's Beach

Stormy clouds over the Great Ocean Road (view from Bell’s Beach)

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Bell's Beach

Bell’s Beach…
This is probably one of the most photographed arches. We joined in with all the other tourists ๐Ÿ˜›

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Zen Huang and Jennifer Lam

Zen and I at the entrance of the Great Ocean Road!

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Zen Huang at Apollo Beach

My sexy man at Apollo Beach ๐Ÿ™‚

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Maits Rest Rainforest

Maits Rest Rainforest

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Maits Rest Rainforest

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: local Koalas

Koalas @ Koala Cove / next to the Great Ocean Road
We then hopped on a helicopter with Great Ocean Road Helicopters (how original is the name!) to see the majestic 12 Apostles, Loch and Gorge, London Bridge, The Towering Limestone Cliffs & more!

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Helicopter flights

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: Helicopter flight

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:Helicopter flight

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road: helicopter flight

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

The 12 Apostles… taken from the ground… and gosh, I was feeling so nauseous after the helicopter ride…

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Lace Curtains = the wavy coloured patterns on the cliffs. This is produced when groundwater sweeps along the cracks in the limestone… where the rate of water flow is higher, the curtains’ are better developed and billow our further from the cliff.
And last but not least, London Arch. Formerly known as London Bridge… until 1990, when it collapsed and left two tourists stranded. One of them apparentally got busted for cheating on his wife (he was stranded with his other partner), and for taking a sickie @ work. LOL!!

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

London Bridge/Arch

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Later in the night, at around 8.30pm, we stopped by a town named Colac for a quick dinner. Half of us rushed into Noodle Canteen which like it’s name hints… is a noodle bar. Take note: the flyer stated that ‘all dishes are low in fat’… but when Zen finished his meal, there must have been at least 5 tablespoons of oil left clogging around… ekk!

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Teriyaki Chicken with Udon Noodles

Go West Tours - The Great Ocean Road:

Char Kuai Teow: Thick rice noodles with BBQ Pork, Egg, Shrimp, Vegies and Spicy Dark Soy.
Go West Tours
Website: http://www.gowest.com.au
Phone: 1300 736 551 or +61 3 8508 9008 (from outside Australia)
Colac Noodle Bar
243 Murray Street Colac VIC 3250
Phone: (03) 5231 2807
Operating hours: 7 days, 11am – 9pm

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydneyโ€™s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • Zen

    Wow,
    What nice pictures you’ve got there! Are you sure some of them weren’t taken by me? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yes, that was a very sexy photo of me in Apollo Bay ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The Helicoptor ride was very cool, we were on the biggest one, out of the 4-5 there. It was a 5 seater + the pilot! Helicopters are so cool, I want to get my heli licence now!
    But its funny, how we travelled all the way there to see some ‘rocks’! lol, by 7pm. 12 hours after the start of our trip, standing and watching the Lord Arch, it didnt seem too special anymore. It seem well, like a rock ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Anyway, all good fun and experiences, but I think I prefer more adrenalin, fast, stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚
    X0X0
    Zen