A big shout out to the travel folks traveling from UK to Australia. Especially to the ones who are road trip junkies. Have you heard of the great ocean road drive in Australia?
The great road is a listed Australian national heritage stretching 243km of road along the south eastern coast of Australia stretching between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. This long stretch of road is not just a road its ancient and its over 80years old. According to historical information the great ocean road was first planned during the world war 1 and was planned with the intention of creating jobs for returning soldiers by William Calder the country roads board chairman at the time. The project began in 1919 with the involvement of over 3000 soldiers and was completed in 1932. It was built as a war memorial for their fellow soldiers and servicemen who had died during the war. Due to the severity in the dangerous nature of work involving explosives several workers were killed on the job. It is the worlds largest war memorial and is considered as one of the most dangerous projects in the 20th century.
Good news to our fellow travelers is that Aero travels offer and curate travel packages for Great Ocean Road Tours from UK
The breathtaking stretch of coastline begins in Torquay, Victoria. The roads will take you Anglesea to Lorne and then from there to Apollo Bay via the beautiful Great Otway National Park along the cost to port Campbell just before you reach your final destination of Allansford.
We offer day tours to great ocean toad from UK. Yes, you guessed it right it is very much possible for you to travel this entire stretch in one day. However, we also offer you different packages to suit your preference. The drive is said to be one of the most beautiful views and the landscapes are scenic and one tops the other. If you are traveling to make the most of your Australian trip set aside a couple of days for this road trip as it gives you the possibility to stop to absorb the sceneries, enjoy the coastlines and allows you to blend in with the locals, play water sports, do different out door activities, to do a small hike etc. It will also definitely allow you to experience the culture along with the beauty this part of the country offers.
The drive is safe but as any other road trip being cautious is very important as it is not easy to drive unless you are an experienced driver. The great ocean road is a two-lane road with an approved speed limit of 50km/h – 100 km/h. You are likely to find winding lanes and shar turns which would be quite challenging if you don’t drive carefully adhering to the restricted speed limits. The drive is prone to become challenging and extremely dangerous during poor weather conditions such as rain or snow. The best time to do the road trip would be during summer (December to February) if you are concerned on the safety and weather conditions as it is the time of the year with the lowest rainfall on this route.
Speak to us to make this road trip a memorable one away from home.