Learn about the history of the Great Ocean Road in Australia with iMinds Travel's insightful fast knowledge series. The Great Ocean Road extends 400 kilometres, or 248-and-a-half miles, along the southwest coastline of Victoria, which is Australia’s most southern mainland state. It takes the traveller through sandy coastal villages and glitzy holiday towns, from dramatic beach cliff-faces to old-growth rainforests and from surfing havens to waterfalls. To drive the length of it takes about four hours from near Victoria’s capital city of Melbourne to the impressive coastal rock structures known as the Twelve Apostles. Throughout, the route is perfect territory for holiday photography, as the seven-million-per-year tourists will tell you. The Great Ocean Road has something for everyone: stunning scenery, shipwreck stories, tree-top walks, formula-one style roads, and gourmet kitchens.