Our first stop was at The Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, which was built to commemorate the 3,000 returned soldiers from WW1 who built the Road between 1918 - 1932. Before the road, travel between the coastal settlements was far from pleasant. As an example, in the 1870s, a trip from Lorne to Geelong was long and arduous via a rough coach track through dense bush to the railway at Winchelsea. Previously the ocean supplied the link to the outside world.
In addition to the Arch a bronze sculpture depicting some of the returned serviceman who built the road and Interpretive signage provide additional information at this site.
There is a nice beach for walking and relaxing near the arch, were we took some great photos with clouds, reflected from the water.