Thongs and Queenslanders in the Aussie snow 2018 – DAY NINE
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Marlay Point Foreshore Reserve to Jan Juc beach Parking (316km, 5.14hrs)
1. MARLAY POINT RESERVE to LONDON BRIDGE LOOKOUT 265km 3.24hr – London Bridge Rd, Portsea VIC 3944
The south coast can be ferocious in winter, but who’s not up for drama. Cold and windy and dodging tides, but well worth it. We stopped at the London Bridge lookout in Portsea before heading for the Ferry. A spectacular rock formation that forms a natural arch. The best view is from down at the beach level, but check the tides so you can walk around to the bridge. It is also a very popular spot so winter will lesion the numbers there with you.
Walk up to the lookout on the right or head left down the ramp onto the beach. Facing the water’s edge head right for 200m on the sand.
2. SEAROAD FERRY 7min, Esplanade, Sorrento VIC to Queenscliffe Harbour (departs on the hr, 40min trip)
We took the van on the Searoad ferry. a roll-on/roll-off vehicle and passenger ferry service between the heads of Port Phillip, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The route operates between terminals at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula and Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. The first boat ride with the van and only took about 45min; much more interesting ride than driving all the way back and around Port Phillip
2. JAN JUC BEACH 62km, 2.7hrs Carnarvon Ave
FREE camp spots are great when travelling on a strict budget. However, a lot of areas do not allow this. One trick is to ensure you travel in the off seasons(especially winter). For self-contained setups, you can often find sizeable deserted beach car park areas to stop for the night. Such was this night stop at the end of Carnarvon Ave Jan Juc beach. We are firm leave it as you find it travellers, and were gone early the next morning. Yet was still able to enjoy the beach sunset and sunrise.
There are toilets, nice boardwalks, and walking tracks along the cliff top. Alternate night stop in the info sheet