Great Ocean Road is perhaps Australia’s, if not the world’s most scenic coastline drive. The Great Ocean Road is a 290-kilometer section of road on Australia’s southeastern coast in the state of Victoria. It stretches from Torquay which is only 100 kilometers south of Melbourne and ends in Warrnambool. I myself had lived in Melbourne for a year before; somehow I had never visited the Great Ocean Road. It thus becomes one of my biggest let down in life to date!
The Great Ocean Road was built by 3,000 returning soldiers as a war memorial for those killed in the First World War. The construction took place between 1919 and 1932. What is so beautiful about the Great Ocean Road? Because much of the road was built around steep coastal mountains, the Great Ocean Road offers spectacular view of the ocean. The section near Port Campbell National Park is particularly famous for its natural limestone and sandstone formations. These formations have been created by erosion from rain, waves and wind include the famous Twelve Apostles, London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge and the Grotto.
Great Ocean Road of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Do not ever follow my footsteps of not visiting the Great Ocean Road while you are in Melbourne. Let us plan your Great Ocean Road trip!