The Great Ocean Road. Gary, our guide for the day, along with his young son, Jamie, took us on a 12-hour drive. We experienced the beautiful coastline, The Twelve Apostles, kangaroos hanging out on a golf course fairway and Koala Bears in their natural environment.
A Walk Through the Rainforest
We also enjoyed a walk through the rain forest and sat back while “the sheep herd” crossed the road, which was really a site to see! It was a long day but truly spectacular.
Those Who Served
The Great Ocean Road was built to commemorate the services of those who served in the great war 1914 – 1918. The Great Ocean Road Trust was founded in 1917. The drive is amazing, so much to see and try to take in. Living in California for many year we’ve enjoyed a lot of coastline, but there was a little something special about the Great Ocean Road.
Maybe the historical significance of why it was created, that and the stories we found along the way. One story I still remember was that of a massive span of rock that broke apart while tourists were on it! Fortunately, they were on a stable portion, but had to be rescued. Now that would be a story to write home about!