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Great Ocean Road – A road to “Paradise”

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

Last month, we went on a trip to Great Ocean Road. It was just amazing to experience one of the world’s most scenic drives, along the south-west coast of Victoria (Australia).

For us it was a one-day trip, which began at 8.30 am in morning from Melbourne city and we came back at 8.00 pm in the evening. It is mostly preferred to experience this journey by car (rented or own), so that we can halt anywhere to capture the spectacular view along the coastline which covers the incredible range of scenery.

But we planned to explore this road trip by a luxurious double decker tour bus, along with the driver guide providing the expert commentary on all the key landmarks all the way. Luckily, we got the seat at left-hand side on upper deck of A/C coach. I said luckily because while travelling, the ocean can be seen at left side of the road throughout the journey and we can experience the mesmerizing view from the window itself.

Let’s have a look at some facts about Great Ocean Road (also we call it as GOR).

The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 kilometers along the stunning south-eastern coast between the Victorian cities Torquay and Warrnambool.

It is an Australian National Heritage listed road, which was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and it is dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I. This road is the world’s largest war memorial.

The road winds through gorgeous terrain along the coast and leads us to many significant landmarks and natural wonders, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations.

On the spectacular Great Ocean Road tour, we experience the breath-taking coastline with pristine beaches, rainforests and charming seaside towns.

While sitting back and relaxing during the journey, I could see that the waves of ocean were tirelessly trying to reach the shore, and every time it touched the land, the wave calmed down and swept away some tiny particles of sand with them. As soon as one wave finished their journey to shore, another one was roaring on the way through the same path.

By seeing this, I could relate it with our dedication and commitment towards our goal. No matter if we fail in our first attempt, we should try with more energy and power next time, our heart should roar like an ocean with each attempt to accomplish our aim. We should not count the number of attempts we made to reach our target (just like countless waves of ocean) and what we have got in each attempt as we may get nothing or just small success in our path (similar to the waves which get tiny sand/rock particles on their way back to the ocean).

“Waves are inspiring not just because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again”

I could feel the effort, energy, dedication, motivation and unstoppable attitude to achieve something, with great passion to try and try till we succeed.

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