The Great Ocean Road is an adventure playground

Hit the road, Jack.
© Caspar Daniël Diederik
By Oliver Pelling

Melbourne is a big city. And very close to Melbourne is a big chunk of great Australian coastline. So great is this great chunk of Australian coastline, that some bright spark decided to include 'great' in the name. It's called The Great Ocean Road.

Spanning some 243 kilometres between the Victorian towns of Torquay and Allansford, The Great Ocean Road tiptoes along the edge of some of Victoria's - hell, Australia's - best looking coastline.

On the 19th of September 1919, around 3000 returned WW1 servicemen began construction on the road as a memorial for those killed in battle. It was built by hand, and many of the workers were killed or seriously injured during the work. The road as we know it now was completed in November 1932 (thanks Wikipedia).

Millions of tourists have since flocked to the GOR to see what all the fuss is about. And earlier this year, StoryTravelers - a collective visual storytelling tribe - added themselves to this list. And with a little help from their friends at Hire a Kombi and Victoria Tourism, produced a video showcasing all the GOR has to offer the budding adventurer.

If this clip doesn't make you want to grab a van and hit the road, we don't know what will.

 

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