A highlight of my August, 2018, trip to Melbourne, Australia, was a day bus tour along the Great Ocean Road and seeing the 12 Apostles. The 243-kilometre Great Ocean Road is listed as an Australian National Heritage site and winds along the south-eastern coast of Australia. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and is the world’s largest war memorial dedicated to soldiers killed in World War I.
Along the Great Ocean Road you can view the spectacular 12 Apostles limestone stack formations
Not far from the 12 Apostles I viewed the entrance to Loch Ard Gorge named after the clipper ship which ran aground nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June, 1878. The ship was nearing the end of its three-month journey from England to Melbourne. Only two survived of the fifty four passengers and crew.
Another view of the entrance to Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge
Our bus stopped along the way to view wild koala bears