Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Australia Part 3 - The Great Ocean Road

Australia Part 3 - Coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
Great Ocean Road - Australia's National Heritage
The Great Ocean Road, refers to the Australian National Heritage and extends 243 kilometers (or 151 mile). This scenic road runs along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the town of Torquay in Victoria and comes to Port Campbell. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial dedicated to the victims of the First World War! This road is a major tourist attraction in the entire Australian region, the road winds through the constantly varying terrain along the coast, and provides access to a number of famous sites, including such as the Twelve Apostles - world-famous limestone formation, the rocks are the National Heritage Australia.
Great Ocean Road, officially designated number B100, it starts at Torquay and travels 243 kilometers to the west to end in Alansforde (Allansford) near Warrnambool, which is the largest city along the road. Two-lane road (one in each direction), the majority of the road has a speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour.
The road is a tourist attraction in the area of ​​Australia, in its most expensive coastline extends along the coast, and its "affectionately" called Australians Shipwreck Coast. On the road, you can see the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. The road passes through vast tropical forests, as well as through the beaches and rocks, which are composed of limestone and sandstone, and that is prone to erosion. The road runs through Angelsi (Anglesea), Lorne, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, the latter being characterized by limestone and beautiful natural sandstone rocks, including such gorges as Loch Ard (Loch Ard Gorge), Grotto, London Arch and the Twelve Apostles! The city Geelong, which is located near the town of Torquay, you done a lot of both Australian and international visitors and tourists.
Marathon on the Great Ocean Road
Besides the standard road trip, the 45-kilometer stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay is an annual marathon on the Great Ocean Road (Great Ocean Road Marathon), first started in 2005. As of 2012, the record marathon in two hours, 27 minutes and 42 seconds set in 2011 by James Kaypkelvonom (Kipkelwon), from Kenya. James Kaypkelvon also won the event in 2012.
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