Our Backyard

Good afternoon Apollo Bay,

What a hive of activity the coast has been over the holidays! Despite a couple of days of heavy showers its great to see so many families out and about enjoying the school holidays in our backyard! In other great news for our region its been recently reported that the iconic Great Ocean Road is becoming the world’s most “Instagrammed” road trip by tourists and visitors.

The Great Ocean Road is the most “Instagrammed” road trip in the world with 87,190 posts on the social media platform using the hashtag #roadtrip

A United Arab Emirates company searched through more than 12 million Instagram posts that used the hashtag #roadtrip and found that the Great Ocean Road came out on top with 87,190 posts.

Hashtags alongside photos and video posts on the social media platform make content more discoverable for users.

The Great Ocean Road beat international road trip locations such as America’s Route 66, Tuscany in Italy and Hatta in Dubai.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism general manager Liz Price said photos of the Great Ocean Road were recognisable around the world and social media played a big part in tourism and highlighting what the region had to offer.

“People are looking for that signature memory-triggering shot, and that’s often why the road makes it an easy one,” she said.

“I think that what is so unique is the fact that you really are driving along the edge of Australia, there’s not as many places where you do such a long stretch where you really are right on the coast.

“We talk a lot about that people go through the different phases of planning, so the first part of that is dreaming and I think that’s where social media and especially Instagram play such a big role in that dream phase and it really does inspire people.

Excerpt from The Colac Herald, Written by Gretta Lannen, 12.07.2019- https://colacherald.com.au/2019/07/online-love-for-great-ocean-road/

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“No matter how long you have travelled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around”

WHATS ON

Trivia Night at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

17th July 2019 @ 7pm
Eat. Drink. Think. Win. Come along to the Brewhouse for a night of trivia. First question will begin at 7.15pm.

 

PREMIUM PROPERTY

Responding to the ever-increasing market Great Ocean Road Real Estate has superb offerings in Apollo Bay, Marengo, Skenes Creek and surrounds we present:

10 BAYVIEW STREET MARENGO

This position perfect home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and a mere 100 metres (approx.) from the Marengo Beach showcasing amazing Ocean & Otway Hill views. Enjoy these views from the entertaining deck, open plan living area or magnificent kitchen complete with stone bench tops & quality appliances. A second living area provides home theatre and space for the whole family to retreat after a day at the beach. Complete with carport for 2 or more cars and a low maintenance garden.

 

COASTAL LIFESTYLE

Moments away from pristine beaches, Great Ocean Road Real Estate presents:

8 OTWAY AVENUE SKENES CREEK

This large home is ready for you to move right in; only 4 years old it has been thoughtfully designed with easy coastal living in mind, whether it be permanent or holiday this house has it covered. A stunning open plan living, dining and kitchen area opend onto a large timber balcony, a beautiful place to enjoy alfresco meals and the relaxed atmosphere of beach side living; and the perfect perch to take in the beautiful sunrises over the water. The property is completed with a large remote controlled double garage with a well presented & low maintenance native garden.Our vendors are motivated to sell and the home is sure to impress so make a time to inspect today!

 

 

 

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