Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gibson Steps - Great Ocean Road, Australia Victoria

Gibson Steps - One of the must see places in Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great Ocean Road is a great place to connect with nature as this is home to some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet. One of the recommended places to visit when traversing the Great Ocean Road in Australia is the Gibson Steps. This is the first place to check out when heading westward along the Great Ocean Road. 

The name Gibson Steps refers to the staircase leading down to the stretch of beach below.
Gibson Steps Beach
Sneak Peak: One of the twelve Apostles
The way down to the beach
Gibson Steps - 86 steps in total
Waves breaking from afar
Wave Trains @ Gibson Steps Beach

Talking about waves and swells, our first stop was supposedly at Bells Beach. Bells Beach is an internationally acclaimed beach and a surfer’s paradise. It has also been the scene of several movies and renowned surfing events.

Bells Beach or Not?

I was driving that time and I might have taken a wrong turn. Sorry guys -- darn GPS! We ended up seeing the entire coastline so it was not that bad (if the above was actuall Bells Beach). :) We also saw these cool trees, appearing to be swayed...
By the parking area of Gibson Steps

Where is Gibson Steps located and how to go to Gibson Steps: 

Gibsons Steps
Address: Great Ocean Road
Suburb/town: Princetown
Location: 5 km west of Princetown
There is a designated accessible car parking space and good access from the car park to the viewing area 30m away. Access to the beach is via 86 steps. Tide and ocean condition permitting walks are possible to the east and west of the steps

Gibson Steps from the top
Here are other awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road attractions:
Split Point Lighthouse
Town of Lorne
Lorne Food Trip
Apollo Bay
Gibson Steps
Twelve Apostles
London Arch
Loch Ard Gorge
The Grotto