Tuesday, 26 January 2016


“There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbour New Zealand.” - Henry Rollins

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The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles rock formations.

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of miocene limestone rock stacks jutting from the water in Port Campbell National Park, between Princetown and Peterborough on the Great Ocean Road. The apostles were formed by erosion: The harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high. The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks the Piglets); after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks.

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  1. Love the photo! My family holidays once every second year on the eastern side of the Bay, especially Rosebud or Portsea. And every other second year from Geelong to Queenscliff or Lorne. And I agree totally that The Great Ocean Road is a delight.

    But the road was built by returned soldiers in the depths of unemployment and Depression, to give ex-servicemen paid labour. They certainly deserved the chance to support their own families! My question is: how did the road become a war memorial, dedicated to casualties of World War I? Are there plaques on trees along the route, soldier sculptures in towns, street names that recall WW1 France, Belgium and Turkey? I am thinking of the Avenue of Honour in Ballarat where the connections to WW1 were vital to the Avenue of Honour's construction.

    thanks for the link

  2. An apt name for a gorgeous scene! The more I see from Autralia, the more I like to go there sometime!

  3. That rock formation is amazing! Great name for it too! I would love to go to Australia someday!