The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

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.

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Along the Great Ocean Road you can view the spectacular 12 Apostles limestone stack formations

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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.

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Another view of the entrance to Loch Ard Gorge

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Loch Ard Gorge

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Our bus stopped along the way to view wild koala bears

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