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The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road, part of Victoria's shipwreck coast.

The Great Ocean Road was built as a war memorial dedicated to the service men and women of World War 1.  It starts in Torquay and finishes 243 kilometres west in Warrnambool.  The road was built by returned servicemen between 1919 and 1932.
The tourist interest in the road is derived from the fact that it boarders the "Ship Wreck Coast", one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world. Give yourself plenty of time to travel along this road as there is plenty to see and photograph: spectacular rock formations, beaches, dinosaur discoveries, shipwreck memorials, gorges, lighthouses, inlets, national parks and small communities. Ample accommodation can be found in the many towns along the way. There are day tours from Melbourne if you are pushed for time. The "Twelve Apostles" rock formations are just a leisurely day trip from Warrnambool.

The towns along the Great Ocean Road are:
Torquay
Jan Juc
Anglesea
Aireys Inlet
Fairhaven
Moggs Creek
Eastern View
Big Hill
Lorne
Separation Creek
Wye River
Kennett River
Grey River
Sugarloaf
Wongarra
Petticoat Creek
Skenes Creek
Apollo Bay
Marengo
Hordern Vale
Glenaire
Lavers Hill
Yuulong
Princetown
Peterborough
Nirranda
Nullawarre
Mepunga
Mepunga West
Allansford
Warrnambool