12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria | Inspiration

The 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria

This week the daily challenge asks what inspires us.  My answer – the Australian landscape, every day, everywhere I go.

About two weeks ago I was in Victoria and lucky enough to go to the Great Ocean Road and the 12 apostles which are limestone stacks formed off the Australian coastline.  There used to be 12 but not now as erosion from the constant battering of the sea has destroyed some but over the next century or so new ones will form so it is an ongoing process.  In fact the platform we were standing on (where I took the video) will eventually be a stack out on its own one day.  It is a well known tourist destination and for some reason I have never been before this.

I have travelled to Melbourne a few times but had never thought to hire a car and take the time to go to this area12-apostles-2 (1 of 1) – I highly recommend it.  It is so beautiful and there is a lot to see.  My post on Cape Otway and Hopetoun Falls being just two of the wonderful places to visit besides the 12 apostles.  The Great Ocean Road has a lot of surprises.

I have been to many places in this world and have been astounded by the beauty I see but I have never cried.  When we arrived at the viewing platform for the 12 apostles, I literally cried, surprised myself but the beauty was so monumental to me that I felt overawed by it.  I was also proud to be an Australian and the love of our landscape (as varied as it is from state to state) made me cry.

So my inspiration for every photo I take is our landscape, diverse and ever changing.

my video 12 apostles

Press on the link above to go to my rather amateur video of the 12 Apostles

For more inspiration go to the Daily Post link here.

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  1. I love the pics of the twelve apostles in the sunlight. you have captured an unusual angle of them. one day I will get there.
    I wish you had posted a larger picture of them though so the eye can drink in their magic. 🙂


  2. Awesome photo of our great coastline Karen.


  3. I miss the Australian landscape…. Thanks for this.

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  4. I was there years ago and stood on the same platform to view the Apostles, and experienced the same kind of feeling you did – the view just took my breath away, in spite of it raining, windy and it being extremely cold (it was our winter) – but nothing could mar that feeling when I saw them.

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  5. It is my dream to drive on the Great Ocean Road with my friends..! These pictures are just awesome..! They make my dream stronger!

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  6. That video still cracks me up every time I hear it, great shots.

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  7. I think the landscapes of your country are an inspiration and a magnificent gift and my reader shines for days and months now when I view your posts. Your blog is an inspiration too, Kaz.

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  8. That shot with the sunlight hitting the one in the middle ground is stunning! I’m hoping to do this road trip myself maybe next year, hope I get as great shots as you!

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    • Thanks very much. I have to say there was so much cloud but we waited until the sun peaked out to catch that apostle so thanks for noticing 🙂 I wish you a great trip and its hard NOT to take a nice photo, its that beautiful. There are helicopter rides for the brave…. maybe next visit I will try to do this. 🙂


  9. Amazing photo. Thanks for uploading the video, too, it was lovely to hear the an ocean on the other side of the world. 🙂

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  10. Beautiful photo, hones and beautiful words. Totally different I know, but the first time I saw the Grand Canyon I had tears in my eyes too — overwhelmed with beauty, and what nature hath done without the help of humans!


  11. Breathtaking scenery! I know I’d watch it with tears… Thank you so much for the video, Kaz!

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  12. My deceased husband and I had the privilege of living in your fair land from 1986-1989. We visited the Great Ocean Road when there were still 12 Apostles. Thank you for reminding me of such a special time in my life! Have a great week! 🙂

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  13. Such a beautiful post Kaz. Gorgeous captures!
    I completely understand being overwhelmed by the beauty here. We are so lucky!
    Your seascapes are so inspiring 😃😃


  14. These gorgeous stacks look a lot like the coast of Oregon in the United States.


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