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Celebrating 100 Years of The Great Ocean Road

September 20, 2019 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Today, marks 100 years since construction commenced on Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. The 234km road was built by returned servicemen after World War I in dedication to their fallen comrades, making the coastal roadway the world’s largest war memorial.

Originally constructed to connect isolated coastal towns between Torquay and Warrnambool, the road provides access to providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone formations, Otway forest and surfing mecca Bells Beach.  Several sporting events are also hosted on the Great Ocean Road including the Victorian leg of the World Surfing League Championship, the Great Ocean Road Running Festival Ultra Marathon and the Great Ocean Otway Cycling classic.

Visiting this magnificent stretch of coastal road is now easier than ever, with AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys offering a variety of flexible holidays highlighting the rugged coastline.

Short on Time?

Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles Full Day Tour, from $169pp

Take a breath and enjoy a relaxed and unhindered view of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge all before lunch, beating the traditional afternoon rush. En route let us take you on a journey inland, reaching Port Campbell National Park to marvel at the iconic limestone stacks in the morning. Spend the afternoon with your experienced Driver Guide, meandering along the winding Great Ocean Road, taking in the spectacular coastal scenery, the Otway Rainforest and seaside townships.

An extra-long weekend away?

Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road, 4 days, from $790pp

Take in the sights of Melbourne and its surrounds. Weave your way through the city precinct discovering the must-see sights. Experience the magical Penguin Parade at Phillip Island and travel along the scenic Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles. With included breakfasts along the way and comprehensive commentary from your Driver Guide, take in the best of the Great Ocean Road from the comfort of our air-conditioned coaches.

Something Longer?

Victoria’s Hidden Gems, 7 days, from $4,390pp
Uncover the unique beauty of Victoria. From its world-class coastline, through to a gourmand’s sanctuary, and breathtaking Halls Gap. Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, embarking on an Indigenous experience at Halls Gab and witnessing the Twelve Apostles along the spectacular coastline. From trendy cityscapes to quaint villages and scenic coastal drives.

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