If you've travelled along the Great Ocean Road then you'll be aware of its raw beauty. Lying on the southern coast of Australia, between Melbourne and Adelaide, it is one of the all time classic drives in the world, very much along the lines of Big Sur in California.
As the road leaves Torquay (no, not the one in Devon, UK!!) there are beaches along the coast, but gradually cliffs begin to appear where erosion has taken place. For the next 100 or so km the road winds along breathtaking cliffs, showing off fantastic views to all who drive along the road.
From there the road goes inland for around 80 km, through rainforest and a vast vally, before rejoining the coast.
For the next 80km the cliffs are made of a sandy limestone texture, which means that they have heavily eroded over the years. Because of this there are huge cliffs, jutting craggy sections and stacks, all being battered by the sea. Most of the features along the coast are world famous - when you see the photos you'll realise what I mean. You'll recognise this scenery!
The most famous of all the features is 'The 12 Apostles' - a collection of 12 (ish!) stacks, lined up along the coast. They are striking to say the least and were a pleasure to watch as the sun got lower. It's such a big drive to the 12 apostles that the sun was low in the sky. This has lead to some very dramatic photos, so enjoy!
We also went to many of the other features along the way, such as 'London Bridge' and 'Bay of islands'. All of these show the different ways that erosion can effect the coast. Check the photos! It seems, however, that mankind just can't leave these things alone... many of these features have been blighted by big ugly carparks and visitor centres. Shame!