If you like coastal drives, you’re going to want to check this one out. The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to soldiers killed during World War I. It stretches for 151 miles, starting in the town of Angelsea in Victoria. Since I joined a day tour, we were very limited on time and drove only part of the road. Even with the little that we saw, it was still amazing. I can only imagine what’s out there on the rest of the road. These are some of the major points that we visited:
The start of the Great Ocean Road is only about an hour and 20 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD, so it makes for a great day trip. Or if you have a few days to spare, I would definitely recommend driving the entire road. If you get tired, you can just stop in one of the small towns. That way, you have time to really explore and enjoy the drive. That’s my plan for next time!