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Bay of Islands is one of the many highlights of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Just like at 12 Apostles the islands are made of natural limestone. Where the original 12 apostles have been reduced to 7 or 8 apostles, the islands ultimately will face the same fate due to erosion by the ever breaking waves.

The Great Ocean Road hugs the contours of Victoria’s rugged south west coast, taking visitors on one of Australia’s greatest and most spectacular coastal drives. From Torquay to Nelson, almost 300 kilometres to the west, the road snakes past cliffs, scenic lookouts, waterfalls, rainforests and sunken ships.

It was built between World War I and World War II by returned servicemen in honour of their fallen comrades. The road took 16 years to build and it was all done by hand using picks, shovels and dynamite.

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