Loch ard gorge

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About Loch ard gorge

Australia’s Great Ocean Road is a fascinating part of the world, stuccoed with brash orange beaches, a plethora of natural rock formations, and incredible views that stretch out for miles and miles. Millions of tourists flock to the region every year, traversing from one hotspot on the route to the next, digging into the natural history of Australia and the beauty of its landscapes. The Loch Ard Gorge is one of the best-loved stop-off points along the Great Ocean Road. It’s situated in the Port Campbell National Park and is just three minutes from the world-famous formation of the Twelve Apostles. The picturesque gorge is home to a smooth, pearlescent bay and an inlet of clear, blue water. It’s flanked by two yellow-washed cliff faces and tufts of vibrant greenery. Though it looks like something out of a storybook, Loch Ard isn’t just a pretty face. In fact, it has an interesting and colourful history that spans back hundreds of years. Its name is no coincidence… Back in 1878, a large clipper ship engraved with the name Loch Ard beached on nearby Muttonbird Island after a tumultuous journey from England. Unfortunately, only two of the fifty-four passengers survived, one of whom was a fifteen-year-old boy called Tom Pearce, and the other a seventeen-year-old Irish girl called Eva Carmichael. Both passengers were washed ashore during the event where Pearce proceeded to raise an alarm to the surrounding locals. The act saved Carmichael’s life, though she returned to England soon after, having lost most of her family in the tragedy. Pearce continued to live a fruitful life and was often referred to as a hero of his time.

What People Are Saying

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"Went on the Great Ocean Road tour with friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Our tour guide, Rachael, was engaging and very entertaining - some singing bits here and there, and lots of funny anecdotes. Tour went as scheduled, and we had plenty of time to enjoy each stop. Definitely made our Melbourne visit memorable. :)"
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"We spent an outstanding day on this tour. Adam provided a great amount of relevant information with gentle, respectful humor. He engaged the tour guests pleasantly while driving very safely, including while confronting some intense squalls.. The music he played was topical and fun. Yes, it's a "long and winding road", but the sites visited provide an excellent, unique experience for any age. We highly recommend this tour."
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"Tour With guide mate Alex is fantastic, great music,fun and guildence fulfilled. Highly recommended!"
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"We had a wonderful time on this Great Ocean Road Sunset tour. Juliet, our tour guide has been super helpful and fun throughout the trip."

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