Great Ocean Road Southern Australia
Great Ocean Road Southern Australia on the south coast of Victoria offers some of the most breathtaking spectacular scenery in Australia. Look at the following photos to see what I mean.
I drove from Adelaide to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road Australia in October 2014, I had driven this road once before in 1988.
Twelve Apostles in 1988
One of Australia’s best road trips.
Here I am in 1998
Of course there were more Apostles back then. 🙂
The Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Australia
The Great Ocean Road officially starts at Torquay and travels 243 kilometres westward to finish at Allansford near Warrnambool, the largest city along the road. The road is two lane (one in each direction), and is covered by a speed limit changing between 80 kilometres per hour and 100 kilometres per hour Great Ocean Road as viewed from Teddy’s Lookout, south of Lorne The road is considered a tourist attraction in the area, in which much of the road hugs coastline affectionately known as the Surf Coast between Torquay and Cape Otway and the Shipwreck Coast further west of Cape Otway, providing visibility of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. The road traverses rainforests, as well as beaches and cliffs composed of limestone and sandstone, which is susceptible to erosion. The road travels via Anglesea, Lorne, Apollo Bay, and Port Campbell, the latter being notable for its natural limestone and sandstone rock formations including Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, London Arch and The Twelve Apostles. At the stretch of the Great Ocean Road nearer to Geelong, the road meanders along the coast, with tall, almost-vertical cliffs on the other side of it. Road signs put up along the road warn motorists of possible rockfalls, which have occurred before.
Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
The whole coast here is quite breathtaking.
Looking east from Great Ocean Road Australia
If you ever visit Australia put the Great Ocean Road on your bucket list.
Nice view on the Great Ocean Road
Certainly one of the best views I saw today. 🙂
A stunning view
It really does take your breath away. 🙂
Another famous landmark.
When I last drove this road in 1988 London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road was one piece, some years later the middle collapsed as you can clearly see.
London Bridge 1988
I consider myself very lucky to have seen the bridge intact.
London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road
Now you see it, now you don’t.
Viewing platform Great Ocean Road Southern Australia
Australia has many wonderful landscapes, none better than this.
Near London Bridge
I imaging this coastline looked the same hundreds of years ago.
Bay of Martyrs
Small islands weathered by millions of years of erosion.
Bay of Martyrs
I bumped into only a hand full of tourists on my road trip.
Bay of Islands
Travelling from Adelaide on the Great Ocean Road the Bay of Islands is the first of the spectacular vistas.
Great Ocean Road Southern Australia Bay of Islands
Of course the other famous Bay of islands is on the north island of NZ.
Ariel shop of Great Ocean Road Southern Australia
Here is a photo I found online.
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands Great Ocean Road Southern Australia
Too many rock formations are never enough. 🙂
There ios a hole in my cliff.
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