It’s a good idea for your family to visit the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. This awesome road links many towns which were originally hard to travel between. Obviously, finding fantastic accommodation on the great ocean road is easy to do as places to stay are plentiful.You can go fishing, surfing, golfing, diving and so on. You can compete in competitions and get lessons for them all. Don’t forget to bring a camera to record such a scenic route with many vineyards, beach towns, lookouts, parks and bays.

 

Its construction started 1918 and was completed in 1932. The road was designed with war veterans in mind. It was planned that those returning from the war would build the road. It was a rough task as no large machinery was used. This road provided employment for the returning veterans and finally had the road built that was originally proposed in the 1880’s. It also serves as a monument to those heroes. An arch was built as a memorial.

 

A popular landmark is the Twelve Apostles. This is part of the Port Campbell National Park. The park has several viewing areas built so you can enjoy it from different areas. They are made of limestone and are the result of millions of years of erosion. They are as tall as 45 meters and rise right out of the ocean.

 

At each end of this picturesque road are vineyards. The Geelong wine region and the Henty wine region. The Henty region is named for the family that first settled in Victoria. This is the home of many wineries and vineyards. The Geelong region also has many wineries and vineyards. Here you will find wine tasting and great food at one of the many restaurants or cafes.

 

As you may have guessed there are many beaches along Great Ocean Road.

Many have lifeguards available during holidays. When swimming stay between the red and yellow flags that are safe areas. The Eastern Beach has a swimming pool, park and playground. St. Leonards and Portarlington have camping as well as the beach. Ocean Grove and 13th Beach are great surfing beaches. Bells Beach hosts the professional surfing event known as the Rip Curl. It is suitable for the experienced surfer. Point Roadknight is known for its sailing and kite surfing.

 

You can spot wildlife on one of many stops on this road. You can swim with dolphins at Port Phillips Bay. Watch the penguin parade on Phillip Island Nature Park. See any of 350 species of bird in the Geelong region. You can see glow worms at night in the Melba Gully.

 

Take a walking trip and see a 300 year old tree that is 88 feet around. Take a tour and see platypus on Lake Elizabeth. View koalas in the gum trees near the Kennett River. Visit a game reserve and see kangaroos, emus and more koalas. There is a whale nursery at Logans Beach. At Fauna Australia you can see nocturnal wildlife and even feed them. There is so much to see.

 

For touring the Great Ocean Road it is possible to rent a vehicle or use a tour bus that will stop at various destinations. There are several events that occur throughout the year. There are music festivals, surfing competitions, air shows, swimming events, and so much more. It is an ideal trip for a family because there is something for everyone.

 

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