I recently took a trip to Melbourne, to visit some of my mates at the University of Melbourne. During our time together we did visit the occasional party or two, but what I remember best is the memory-filled weekend when we performed some Melbourne adventure activities along the Southern coast of Australia. I say memory-filled for two reasons. One is that we spent a great deal of time taking pictures, and the second is because we got to see some of the most iconic places off the coast of Melbourne such as the 12 Apostles, nestled rather calculatedly along the coast, and the Loch Ard George.
This trip was also known as the Great Ocean Road tour, and while this usually implies sitting in a bus and peering outside the window for about 12 hours, we had the luxury of actually being out on the Great Ocean Road, and providing ourselves as sights to see for those poor souls locked away in buses. Our trip consisted of three parts as I had explained before, the kayaking, hiking and mountain biking, where all the equipment was provided as part of the tour cost. We started our Melbourne adventure activities by spending some time hiking up to some amazing vantage points where we used our newly bought DSLR cameras to take some amazing pictures. We were able to get some amazing pictures of the sunrise and of some wildlife like deer and raccoons.
We then proceeded to mountain bike our way down, as the trip organizers had brought our bikes up by a different trail which had a road. Most people preferred to stick to the road on the way down, but we were adventurers at heart, Christopher Columbus’ of our own might. So we decided to navigate through the woods with nothing but our mountain bikes, backpacks and our wits. Once we finally reached the meeting point, we realized that the trip organizers had in fact brought us to the coast, and we sure were ready to get on those kayaks and surfboards. I personally chose a kayak, as did another friend of mine, and as seen from the picture we got some amazing shots using the drone cameras that the tour organizers had arranged for.