|I finally started serious travelling instead of zig-zagging between Melbourne and the Murray river. During the last three days we (that is Bastian, Eva and Martin from Germany, Sean from Ireland and me) toured the Great Ocean Road, a beautiful road along the coast of Victoria. We started in Geelong with a cappuccino on the waterfront, went to Bells Beach to watch the surfers and stroll along the beach for a while and ended up at a camp site in Skeenes Creek for the night. The next day we wanted to visit the historic lighthouse at Cape Oteway, but decided, that $11.50 per person was too expensive for us poor backpackers. Instead we took a little detour inland and did a treetop walk on a walkway 40 m above the ground. Unfortunately the weather was not too nice, cold and rainy all day. Our next stop were the famous 12 Apostles, after taking the obligatory fotos we decided to set up our tents in Port Campbell before coming back for the sunset. Finally the sun came out and we got to watch a quite spectacular sunset. After a cold night in the tents we went back to Loch Ard Gorge and spent several hours there, doing all the walks and enjoying the scenery. We stayed in Warnambool for the night, at a nice campsite next to the surf beach. After 3 days of extensive sightseeing we decided to have a lazy day, went swimming and did basically nothing till late afternoon when we went to the Tower Hill reserve, an extinct volcano with lots of native animals, I saw kangaroos, wallabies, emus echidnas ans finally some koalas, as the bloody beasts had been hiding from me up to then.