Melbourne Campervan Hire

Posted on 3 August 2009

Melbourne Campervan Hire
Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, is a sophisticated modern city with plenty of Victorian architecture and a healthy bohemian outlook. But outside the city, there's still plenty to see. Access to the spectacular views on the Great Ocean Road is easy, and you can check out all the sights, like the Twelve Apostles and the London Arch. If you're thinking of seeing the Great Ocean Road it's easy via Campervan. For Melbourne Campervan Hire go to http://melbournecampervanhire.com.au

Some information on the Great Ocean Road, sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Ocean_Road):
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was constructed to provide work for returning soldiers and dedicated as a Memorial to those killed in the First World War. It is one of Australia's great scenic coastline drives.

The Great Ocean Road was built by 3000 returned servicemen (or "Diggers") as a war memorial for fellow servicemen who had been killed in the First World War. The idea for the road was suggested as far back as 1864. Surveying began in 1918 and construction took place between 1919 and 1932.

Parts of the Great Ocean Road run around steep coastal mountains. These were the trickiest and the final sections to be built. Much of the road hugs the coast tightly, offering outstanding views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean.

The section near Port Campbell provides access by foot or helicopter to some of the most scenic coastline in the world, because of its striking and dramatic natural limestone and sandstone rock formations. These formations have been created by erosion from waves and rain and include Loch Ard Gorge, the Grotto, London Bridge (renamed to London Arch after the 'bridge' partly collapsed), and most famously the Twelve Apostles.

Video: Aerial footage of the Great Ocean Road, taken from a helicopter

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