What Is So Special About Great Ocean Road

Just like puffing billy railways is the part of Australian heritage the great ocean road 12 apostles tour is also one of the very place which holds a significant value in the heritage of the Australia. This road is a highway and is located between the two very famous cities of the state of Victoria which are the city of Torquay and Allansford. This highway is 243 kilometers long and it is along the southern side of the Australian coast. This road holds its significance in the heritage because it was built by the war soldiers who returned safely from the First World War. This was built during 1919 and 1932 and was built to tribute the martyrs of First World War. Due to this reason it is considered to be as the largest memorial of wars in all countries. 

This road consists of two lanes and there is speed limit in the road which varies for different parts of the roads. The usual speed limit is from 50 km per hour to 100 km per hour. This road is the center of the attraction for many tourists and visitors because it gives access to very significant landmarks and also takes you to the very famous twelve apostles limestone. 

A part of this road is used for the purpose of marathon every year. The section of the road situated between Lorne and Apollo Bay is used for this purpose. This section is 45 kilometers long and used for the event of marathon named as the ‘Great Ocean Road Marathon’. This section was first used for this purpose in the year of 2005 and after that it kept on playing its part in the marathon every year. In the year of 2011 a record was set a by runner of Kenya who covered the road in 2 hours 27 minutes and 42 seconds. This record is yet not broken by anyone. This particular racer then won the entire event in the year of 2012. 

However in the year of 2014 another part of the road was designated for the hosting of Cadel Evans race which consists of many races such as the elite races and the cycling competition. Not only this but mass participation of people’s ride was also hosted by this road. Only a small subsection of this road was used for this race. Around 6.3 km long section was used between the Lorens and the area of Skeens Creek. tour-melbourne.jpg