This is the first day of my 7 days Australia week so who knew what I was talking about?
OK it has nothing to do with a Christian sekt but more with beautiful beaches and stunning rock formations!
My first real trip in Australia was along the famous Great Ocean Road that follows the coastline from south of Melbourne all the way west to Warrnambol. And the 12 Apostels are probably the most famous but probably not most beautiful rock formations there.
After some cool and rainy days I was lucky the time I started my trip with beautiful blue skies and sunshine all day!
Good for me as all the locals seemed to get out of their homes to do a spontaneous trip to one of the plenty beaches. Why good for me – I was hitchhiking all the way from Geelong to Adelaide and with lots of traffic it worked out to be better then every bus trip!
I got picked up by in total 10 cars, met interesting Aussies, foreign travellers and even became a part of a picture of the proposal day from a young Australian couple!
After lots of kilometers and plenty rides I arrived in Port Chambell to end up on a dairy farm for the night. I met a German backpacker trough Couchsurfing who worked there and probably saw one of the best sunrises in the countryside on that trip – somehow magical with the clouds and trees as siliuetts infront of the early fog.
Along the coast I passed along stunning beaches, colourfull cliffs and even saw my first Koala bear 😉
The next day it was time to do the rest of the GOR and while getting a lift from a Australian couple they decided to take me for a 50km detour just to show me the amazing secret spot they visited before. Thanks to all you amazing people for picking me up these days!
After the great ocean road I continued towards Adelaide with a stop close to Portland at total strangers that offered to give me a place to sleep for the night and on a authentic cattle farm with Aussie slang so bad I felt like being in another country.
That was a short summary of my first trip and if anybody asked me if they should do it and how is would say: “Yes, but do hitchhiking!”
More about that will follow soon!