Queenscliff to Lorne Canberra to Cape York (via Apostles)

Day 14:  16 April 2018

Spent the morning driving from Queenscliff to Lorne, this was only a one-hour drive but it took us over 4 hours as we kept turning left to view all of the beautiful places along the way. We were going to spot at Apollo Bay, but we stopped to have a look at the van park and decided to push onto Lorne. The town was very touristy and packed out…. Good decision. Arrived at Lorne, circled the van park to choose a site, then decided to have a laksa in town (excellent feed). This time it was 3.30pm and we decided to pull stumps for the evening. Finally chose our camp site, set up and walked the beach and coast until dusk.

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Port Lonsdale / Queenscliff / Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads Canberra to Cape York (via Apostles)

Day 13:  15 April 2018

Dull sunrise at Port Lonsdale, but there was a large Surf brewing which made a few nice Pier shots. We had a lazy day driving/weaving our way around the headlands and through the cosy coastal town ships  –  Enjoyable day ducking in and out of the blustery and drizzly / patchy conditions. We had an enjoyable afternoon walking the Queencliff Pier. Very relaxed afternoon swimming / spa in the indoor pool at our camp ground to finish off. Heading to Lorne for the next adventure.

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Phillip Island to Bellarine Peninsula Canberra to Cape York (via Apostles)

Day 12:  14 April 2018 – Glamping in the Bellarine

With wild weather forecast for both Phillip Island and Sorrento I decided to pack up the Trak Shak early and head to the Mornington Peninsula. The weather closed in with gale force winds and rain making it impossible to capture the true beauty of these picturesque coastal villages. A quick drive around Sorrento and Portsea and out to Fort Nepean and then it was onto the Sea road ferry to Queenscliff.  The crossing was relatively smooth going despite the choppy waters. On board we were greeted by a local who offered us all the important information on the region, including the best eateries and local breweries.  The conditions made it easy to opt for fair weather ‘glamping ‘in a villa at the Big 4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff.   This is a brilliant park for kids with a pool, spa, jumping pillow and activities room on offer. I decided to head out in the elements to the tip of Point Londsdale where the lighthouse is situated as well as the Port Lonsdale Pier. I’m looking forward to viewing the local area tomorrow.

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