I detoured via the Great Ocean Road on my way back from a family holiday in Tasmania driving home to Brisbane.
The Great Ocean Road, while 243 km long from Torquay to Warrnambool, takes surprisingly long to drive. While the road is mostly posted at 80 km/h, there are so many sightseers and twists and turns, that it really will take you longer than you expect to drive! The following sign was west of Anglesea, which is already 20 km into the trip from Torquay.
The Great Ocean Road is the world’s biggest war memorial, built by soldiers returned from fighting in Europe and the Middle East in the First World War in honour of their fallen comrades. The Great Ocean Road memorial arch and life-sized bronze monument ‘The Diggers’ is at Eastern View.
The Great Ocean Road contains many sweeping vistas. The best ones are signified by parking areas to stop and view and take photos.
The Arch was about 40 minutes down the road from the Twelve Apostles.
A further 10 minutes down the road, and London Bridge had fallen down.
The Bay of Islands was the final vista on the road that I took a photograph of.
My destination was Warrnambool and the Surfside Holiday Park, where I camped for the evening.
This article is part of my Tasmania road trip — further stories about this road trip can be found by browsing the Tasmania trip tag.