Great Ocean Road - Why it Should be on Your Bucket List

One of Australia's greatest driving roads

4w ago
29.2K

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.

Join In

Comments (17)

  • I love the great ocean road during summer! The views are insane and really highlight why among other things someone would choose to live in Australia

      1 month ago
  • Drove it Forza horizon 3, absolutely loved it!

      1 month ago
    • I did in a bmw M4!

        1 month ago
    • I would recommend doing it for real when international travel is back rather then gaming

        1 month ago
  • I only know this road from Forza Horizon 3 it's a great driving road 🤣

      1 month ago
  • It’s slow with caravans and heavily patrolled by the Victorian Highway Patrol which means if you go slightly over the speed limit you will get fined.

      30 days ago
  • Drove it in november 1997. With a Toyota Camry rental car 😝

      30 days ago
17