International Office - Aberystwyth University

Update: My adventures in Australia

It’s now been 4 weeks into Trimester 1 and I’m happy to report that I’m still as enthusiastic as I was 4 weeks ago. Truth be told, I’m definitely feeling the pressure with all the assignments and quizzes but I don’t let that drag me down, especially since I have plenty of free time over the weekends.

SBeFunky Collage1o, last weekend, a couple friends and I, decided to go to the You- Yangs Regional Park, not too far from the Waurn Ponds campus, where we walked for 3 hours. Thankfully, the weather was on our side and we got to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery.

After a hectic week with two deadlines to meet, I got to enjoy another great weekend, this time going on a road trip at the Great Ocean Road, with many stops in-between. Saturday started off great with our first being a Chocolate Factory along the Great Ocean Road, where we got to see many chocolate-made animals – among them kangaroos and koalas –  so, of course, I had to get one!

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Next stop, Apollo Bay followed by the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. Both places were beautiful but the latter was just spectacular.

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Maits Rest Rainforest

The next few hours went by with numerous stops with the most memorable being the Cape Otway Lighthouse, The twelve Apostles, the Arch and the Grotto.

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The trip took us 13 hours in total, by the end of which I just wanted to go to bed. The Great Ocean Road was breathtaking (at least the parts I visited) and I’m glad that I have checked it off my list. As you can probably tell from my pics, the weather was not as good as last weakened, it was very windy and a bit cold at times but it was totally worth it!

Until next time,


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