We then proceeded further south, driving along the Great Ocean Road. Here’s what most tourists do wrong- they know that they have to visit the Great Ocean Road but they end up booking a taxi or something of that sorts. The real experience of the coastal drive is to physically drive along the road, in your own car. Constructed by hand by the soldiers and refugees who returned to Australia after the First World War, this place is a must visit. These soldiers were employed by a private contractor who was inspired by the Highway Pacific 101 and wanted to emulate the same in Australia. Several settlements alongside the road with Lorne being the largest ( a population of about 10,000 people ), form an integral part of the overall experience of the drive. The ‘Sheoak Falls’ is a picturesque location one can stop at, to contemplate about the entire journey you have traversed and what lays ahead.
#SwipeRightToTravelI have been a die hard fan of exploring the places on the wheels, one of the missing trophy was 'Great Ocean Road Trip'. Finally the moment came last week, when I indulged in the experience of a lifetime by driving along the scenic coastal route on the Great Ocean Road :)#RoadTrip #GreatOceanRoad #Melbourne #Victoria My video memories from Great Ocean Road Trip
This coastal drive is not just the drive but the world's largest "war Memorial". This war memorial was built by returned soldiers between 1919-1932 and is dedicated to the Soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.Many Bollywood and Sandalwood movies are shot here. Upendra - Kannada Actor shot his film Preethse and preethse's famous song at 12 Apostles and that song was super-duper hit.
The Great Ocean Road drive is very scenic and you get to see some of the beautiful coastal wonders like the twelve apostles (of which only 8 remain now) and Loch Ard Gorge… If you are worried about a driving license, don’t fret. Indian driving license is acceptable and you can easily rent a car/camper van. Worried about driving? Take a tour bus. Check this link for Uluru and this link for Great Ocean Road.3. Go Whale Watching
Great Ocean RoadNot just within Australia, but, one of the world’s most famous drive. 2 hours drive time from Melbourne city this scenic road is full of breath taking surprises at almost every turn. From peaceful white sand beaches to charming little towns and dense rain forests, it has it all. If you are lucky you’d be able to spot some wild kangaroos while crossing the forest. There are the spectacular lime stone stacks of 12 apostles and the London Arch and towns like Port Campbell, Apollo bay and Lorne to unwind. To know more in detail, click HERE.