Travel Australia: Great Ocean Road

Enjoy some of the world’s most spectacular scenery from the sky at Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is widely considered to be one of the great coastal drives in the world. It can be made as a day trip from Melbourne or with an overnight stay in one of the beach towns.

In a recent poll targeting H.I.S.’s customers, about places to visit before they become world heritage sites, the number 1 result was the Great Ocean Road.

 

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The Great Ocean Road begins in Torquay, a popular beach resort around 100km south-west of Melbourne, continuing along the coast for 260km until reaching Allansford, a quiet residential town.

Full of intricate cliffs and beautiful coves, and rock outcroppings resulting from tens of thousands of years of erosion, it is commonly thought of as one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

The limestone stacks seen here are known as the Twelve Apostles.

 

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It feels great to drive alongside the beautiful coastline.

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For those who want to experience all that the Great Ocean Road has to offer, why not take a scenic flight in a helicopter? There are some truly breathtaking views that can be only seen from the air.

 

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There are a variety of companies offering helicopter tours from different locations along the coast. The photos shown here are just a few examples of the beautiful scenery you can see.

Whether you choose to view it from the road or the sky, I am sure you will be able to fully enjoy your trip to the Great Ocean Road and admire the magnificent landscape.

 

Original in Japanese : Like! world

Ranking of places to visit before they become world heritage sites

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