Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 1 - Page 16

FEATURE — TOP 3 FAMILY TRIPS on the jetty, with its promenade of shops, fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, and the breakwall that gives pedestrian access to Muttonbird Island. Don’t miss: • The kids will love Dolphin Marine Magic, the nearby marine zoological park where you can swim with dolphins o r j u s t w a tc h t h e m f ro l i c in the pools. Or why not line up for a kiss from a seal? MORE INFORMATION THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD: A PEACEFUL SEASIDE ESCAPE In summer or spring, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is a must. Winding for more than 240km from Torquay west to Warrnambool, it is one of the world’s best coastal roads. Towns such as Lorne and Apollo Bay offer a wide range of services, from pharmacies to supermarkets; however, the smaller townships, such as Wye River, are also popular. The best way to see the famous Twelve Apostles – a formation of limestone stacks in Port Campbell National Park, is from the air – helicopter tours are available but expensive. Otherwise, take the boardwalk to the viewing platform from the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre. Loch Ard Gorge is also not to be missed. Avoiding the crowds: • If you’re after a Great Ocean Road experience away from the crowds, drive further west until you arrive in Peterborough, a sleepy hamlet with a beautiful beach, a shop or two, and a caravan park. It’s a perfect, peaceful, family getaway. MORE INFORMATION 16 —