Great Ocean Road Part One

It was a much anticipated trip since my last oversea trip was in year 2011. Hubby had few concerns, including the baby's ear pressure on board, the germs in the airplane ventilation system and the cold weather in Aussie, so we planned our trip in end October when Australia was in Spring and Phin Zhe was 23 months old.

Phin Zhe was too big for the baby bassinet!

Our flight landed in Melbourne International Airport at local time 9.20am(Malaysia time 4.20am), so Phin Zhe was still in his slumberland. We went through custom and immigration, picked up our rented car and headed directly to Geelong, the gateway to the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road.

Our first stop was the Sprout and the Bean, a tiny little organic cafe in the heart of Geelong.
Hubby with a sleeping baby

very simple menu

seasonal dishes on the board

soup of the day with sourdough, toufu burger, chicken avacado foccacia with salads and a capuccino
There was an organic grocery store, Organic Larder next door. So while waiting for my lunch, I walked over for a quick grocery shopping.

funky wall at Cartel Roasters

Even though the cappucino at the Sprout and the Bean was very good, hubby still wanted to try out another cafe before we left Geelong. The coffee lover picked Cartel Roasters because of their good reviews.

Our next city was Anglesea, a quiet seaside town. It was not difficult to locate Anglesea Fruitz where I managed to grab some Otway Prime Beef for dinner.

Phin Zhe woke up when we arrived Anglesea's Holiday Park.

We booked a fully equipped spa cabin.

It had a main bed in the open concept studio room and a double decker bed in separated small room. Good choice for family with toddlers.

spacious bathroom with jacuzzi spa

We packed a bit of everything from lunch, so Phin Zhe could have his late lunch/tea break.

dinner preparation

After that, it was time to explore the surrounding while mummy had to prepare dinner. Luckily I decided to cook something simple, so I managed to join them half an hour later.

our cabin and rented car


sand play with some toy vehicles

camp site

I love this shot!

It was dinner time. Big boss and little boss gobbled down the food.
spotted a wild kangaroo visiting campervan site after dinner
And that was the end of our first day in Australia. Before I end this post, I am going to give you some reasons to stay in Angleasea Holiday Park(in no particular order):
1. It is cheaper to stay in Angleasea than Lorne.
2. Good facilities and child friendly. They do have heated pool but it was under renovation during our visit.
3. Kangaroo's gazing in the park permanently. Isn't it cool to spot a wild kangaroo then checking out a kangaroo in the zoo?
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Carter Roasters
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Big 4 Anglesea Holiday Park
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