A visit to the Great Ocean Road, in particular the famous Twelve Apostles is on the top of many peoples bucket list while visiting the city of Melbourne. There is nothing like finally seeing a natural wonder in real life as opposed to just seeing it on TV or a magazine. A sense of awe radiates from it and you are stuck being mesmerized while casting your focus toward the natural beauty. Much like Uluru (Ayers Rock) in central Australia were different times of the day will give the keen observer a different and extraordinary perspective, the same applies to the Twelve Apostles at sunset. The viewing platform is beautifully positioned to give the best outlook over the ocean (Bass Strait) as the sinks down below the waves, painting the sky with vivid reds, purples and pinks. While this natural show is playing out, the formidable limestone stacks stand in between you and and the setting sun, imposing as large silhouettes against the sharp sun rays giving a unique and incredible landscape that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
If there is any recommendation that I would pass onto any future visitors to the Great Ocean Road is that you make sure you view the Twelve Apostles at sunset. Not only do you get to see this icon at its very best, you also avoid the crowds at the viewing platform that can be very congested during the day, making your Twelve Apostles visit an unbelievable experience.