Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Great Ocean Road

Something on every Victorian visitor's list is to visit the Great Ocean Road.  I've been fortunate enough to live 30 minutes away from the beginning.  Two weeks ago, I set out on my last road trip to enjoy the GOR.

All attempts to fully describe the road fall short, but Wikipedia has a good summary:

"The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region."

When Dad visited for Christmas, we did a full day on the Great Ocean Road, with a midday hike in Lorne as well.  The scenery was just so gorgeous throughout the drive.

Visiting the Great Ocean Road with Dad over Christmas
View from the road

Not only was the scenery spectacular, the roads were also really dynamic.  There were some long stretches with tree cover that were very windy.  I couldn't help but think that it would be a perfect spot for motorbiking.  Check out this video I made of the roads:

Driving along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia


If you ever find yourself in Australia, a trip to the Great Ocean Road is certainly warranted.  And later on down the road you can see the Twelve Apostles, of which only 8 are left due to erosion.  Along the drive, be sure enjoy the beautiful beaches!!

1 comment:

  1. I like your video, but the cars on the opposite side were freaking me out. :)