Great Ocean Road – London Arch

Great Ocean Road London Arch

The Great Ocean Road makes for amazing driving as you struggle to keep your eyes on the road and take in the view. Stretching some 243 kilometers along the victorian coastline it is littered with photo opportunities to take your breath away.

Perhaps one of the more popular stops along the Great Ocean Road is the London Arch, formerly London Bridge before its freak collapse on the 15th of January 1990. Formed by continuous erosion as the waves of the southern ocean crashes against the shore I can see why people flock here every year.

Personally I found London Arch to be one of the better spots to stop and enjoy the view along the Great Ocean Road. You’ve got cliffs, amazingly colourful water and a sense of just what power and beauty there is to be found in nature. I also came to realise that I need to get out and explore more of my own country. After all it was my first visit here and I’ve lived only a 2 hour drive away for the majority of my life.


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11 Responses to Great Ocean Road – London Arch

  1. AMY September 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM #

    I loved the GOR, I can’t believe you lived 2 hours from there and had never been there! My two favorite spots were the Bay of Martyrs, since you could easily get down to the beach, and the Grotto – so beautiful! We were in a campervan driving, so it made it hard to stop at some of the smaller parking areas. If I ever go back to the GOR, I’m going to rent a car instead!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD September 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM #

      Amy I know its so bad of me but growing up here we always looked to holiday further away, realising now how much I’ve missed 🙂 Wish I’d had a campervan for the drive actually so I could have stopped off for the night and caught the sunset/sunrise over parts of the coastline.

  2. GREAT OCEAN ROAD September 21, 2012 at 1:10 AM #

    Can’t believe you live 2 hours away and never been here before. We forget about all the great things on our doorstep. Hope to see you back here soon.

  3. NEVILLE DINNING September 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM #

    I have just recently completed a drive along the GOR, towing a large caravan. An interesting experience. As someone mentioned there seemed to be something new around each corner, and after completing the drive, we just had to return to the the section between Torquay and Lorne to be able to stop and enjoy the views. This is a trip worth taking, and I predict that we will be back again to take in what we missed the first time around.
    It’s not just the ocean views, cliffs, and surf. It is also great to stop off at places like Maits Rest and to drive some of the back roads to enjoy the tall trees, ferns, valleys and chocolate box scenery.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD September 24, 2012 at 4:03 AM #

      Neville I have to agree with you about the strip of road between Lorne and Torquay. You really have to stop to appreciate how amazing that drive is. I also stopped at Maits Rest (writing about it soon) and walked through the rainforest there, just beautiful.

  4. 6 ROBERTSON ST, PETERBOROUGH September 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM #

    Fab photo! I’m dying to know where it was you lived and have never been there before until now! My old great aunts used to ride their horses across the bridge and I crossed it a few times myself when we were really young – bit scary. When it collapsed they brought a small section of the road nearby slightly inland, I think about it every time I drive past (often!) and LOVE that section between Port Campbell and Peterborough. Thanks for sharing this image.

  5. JULIAN @ TRAVEL FUN TRIPS September 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    I will be making a visit here later this year. It will be my first time, I can’t wait!

  6. TRAVEL BLOGGER September 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM #

    Stunning! I would love to do some cliff jumping off there, probably end up killing myself but that’s part of the fun 😉

  7. JESSIE THE BLOGGER September 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM #

    You guys are soooo spoiled to have this on your doorstep! Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. REMY TRAVELLER September 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    I was there this time last year, I want go go baccccck boo hoo! Truly stunning views!

  9. GREG November 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM #

    Stunning, pity it collapsed … was there last Sunday, still spectacular.

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