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Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between he Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932

 Great Ocean Road

Tickets paying the toll fee circa 1930

on 21 December along with tolls to recoup construction costs. The charge, payable at Eastern View, was two shillings for motor cars, and 10 shillings for wagons with more than two horses

Great Ocean Road

Construction on the road began on 19 September 1919, built by approximately 3,000 returned servicemen as a war memorial for fellow servicemen who had been killed in World War I. An advance survey team progressed through dense wilderness at approximately 3 kilometres a month

Great Ocean Road memorial arch at Eastern View

Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region.

Island Archway

Island Archway on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Taken as a 6 segment panorama showing the surrounding coastline

London Arch

A 45 kilometre section of the Great Ocean Road, between Lorne and Apollo Bay, is the location of the annual "Great Ocean Road Marathon". First run in 2005, the current marathon record of two hours, 27 minutes and 42 seconds was set in 2011 by James Kipkelwon of Kenya who also won the event in 2012

Great Ocean Road as viewed from Teddy's Lookout, south of Lorne

The road is considered a tourist attraction in the area, in which much of the road hugs coastline affectionately known as the Surf Coast between Torquay and Cape Otway and the Shipwreck Coast further west of Cape Otway,

The Hitchcock Memorial at Mount Defiance

An advance survey team progressed through dense wilderness at approximately 3 kilometres a month. Construction was done by hand using explosives, pick and shovel, wheel barrows, and some small machinery

References : Wikipedia

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