The Great Ocean Road, one of the most beautiful road trips, simply because of its stunning views along the way. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool.
Interesting fact: The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I.
We started our road trip from Warrnambool and the first stop we made was at the Bay of Islands.
There are 3 viewing points, with 2 of them close together, but definitely check out the third one as well.
Next up: Bay of Martyrs
You walk about 500 m to reach the steps that will take you to the Grotto.
In my opinion one of the highlights, just amazing! Prior to the collapse in 1990 the arch was known as the London Bridge. You can find the natural arch near Port Campbell.
On the other side of the London Arch
Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge was named after the clipper Loch Ard, wrecked in 1878. The area has become famous for its coastal scenery. There`s lots to be seen here and there are three easy walks to discover this area. The Loch Ard Gorge, the Island Archway, Muttonbird Island, Razorback and more. Allow some time to take it all in.
You can find the Loch Ard Gorge about 10 minutes` drive from the Twelve Apostles. Have a look at my visit to the Twelve Apostles.
I went on this road trip with the support of Tourism Victoria, as always the opinion in this article are my own.