The Great Ocean Road is a 273 kilometre stretch that runs West from Tourquay, near Geelong (approx 100km's from Melbourne). It took 14 years to build, by a team of 3,000 soldiers that had returned from the Great War, as a dedication to their fallen mates.
Some of the towns and points of interest it passes through include Bells Beach, Anglesea, Airey's Inlet, Lorne, Seperation Creek, Wye River, Kennett River, Apollo Bay, The 12 Apostles, London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell and Peterborough, finally ending in Warrnambool.
A rugged coastline, its battered limestone and sandstone has created many spectacular rock formations, most of which can be accessed by foot from the highway. Local helicopter operators also offer a great way to view, what is described as one of Australia's most scenic locations.
Although the drive can be done non-stop in about 4 hours, with so much to see and do you might choose to break up the trip over a few days. For information on what to see and where to stay visit this website about the Great Ocean Road Trip. If you are looking for accommodation, please visit Coastal Stays - Great Ocean Road Accommodation.
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