A Little Homesick
The Graduate Escape


Great Ocean Road

Seven months later, here are some snaps from le Great Ocean Road!

Did you know that this 243km road is the world's largest war memorial? You do now. Way, way back on Christmas Eve Eve I took a lil day trip along one of Victoria's most famous landmarks and yes I've only just got around to sharing it with you 😘

Built between 1919 and 1932 by returning soldiers from WWI, The Great Ocean Road runs between the cities of Torquay and Allansford. Construction of the road was done by hand with approximately 3km of the road built per month.

Conveniently, the road'll also take you past some famous landmarks, such as: Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles, the Great Otway National Park. Not just a pretty road, eh? Spoiler alert about the 12 Apostles, though: there's only eight. There were nine but, according to Wikipedia, one 'dramatically collapsed' in 2005 - in a similar fashion, I imagine, to me dramatically collapsing after checking my bank account.

You can do a fair chunk of the road in a day, like moi, but if you've got the time and money I'd suggest doing it over a few days. I went with Wildlife Tours,  and for backpackers it's a fairly good, cheap option. Actually, I got it thrown in for free when I booked my East Coast tour with Peter Pans yippeeee! It's a long day but you get to see everything and we had pizza for lunch on the beach - the tour guide knew the way to my heart, clearly.