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View Back Along the Great Ocean Road from Mount Defiance Lookout

driving the great ocean road

It’s easy to see why the Great Ocean Road is so inviting. Sweet smelling eucalyptus trees and lush rainforests line this dramatic coastline that until 1932 was impassable by road.

Built from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to those who served in WWI, the Great Ocean Road wends its way through quaint seaside towns and ports for 243kms, offering the chance to fossick in rock pools, hike to hidden waterfalls, marvel at the rugged shoreline, or simply stop, sit back and relax in one of the pubs or restaurants along the way.

It’s a road I travel regularly as I’m lucky enough to have family in the little township of Lorne. For years, I’ve been scribbling stories about the area, but have yet to publish many of them.

Now is the time.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to finally share some secret spots along one of the best scenic drives in the world.

Til then, have a look at some of our other Australian articles to whet the appetite:

~ Fungi and Flowers on Sheoak Nature Walk
~ Turkeys, Soup, Bike Trails and Beer
~ Taking Time Out in Forrest
~ Discover Melbourne on a Dumpling Walking Tour
~ A Mini Guide to Fraser Island, Australia
~ A Sneaky Week on the Sunshine Coast
~ Exploring Melbourne by Kayak at Night
~ Discovering Australia’s Great Ocean Road by Foot
~ Watching a Stairway to the Moon Appear in Broome
~ Exploring the Yarra Valley and Surrounds
~ Gum Trees, Kangaroos and Kookaburras; the Other Side of Pakenham, Australia
~ Coffee and Chooks at CERES Community Environment Park, Melbourne
~ Of Koalas, Nightmares, and Nocturnal Australia
~ Broome to Gnylmarung on the Cape Leveque Road
~ Best Eco Escapes in Australia: From Luxury to Budget

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