Great Ocean Road - Why it Should be on Your Bucket List
One of Australia's greatest driving roads
Maybe I'm doing the Australian tourism industry a favour by bringing this road to your awareness, but by no stretch of the imagination is this 243Km piece of asphalt a "hidden" gem to other Aussies, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this road is either underappreciated or completely unknown to people from everywhere else in the world (spoiler: that's a lot of people!) In this article, I will be showing you why a trip to Australia's Great Ocean Road should be on every motoring enthusiasts bucket list.
Interestingly, this road started being built in 1919, and was officially opened in 1932 as a dedication to soldiers killed during World War I, and it is the largest war memorial on the planet. This road is more of a tourist destination than it is a useful stretch of road to get from point A to point B. It stretches between the relatively small towns of Torquay and Allansford on the south eastern coast of Victoria. That journey will take you about 9 and a half hours of nonstop driving to accomplish. However you needn't complete this trek in one sitting, as along way you will see landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles and the beautiful Australian backdrop to coincide.