Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Panoramas from the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road in Australia is about 270km starting at Torquay near Geelong in the east and ending at Warrnambool in the west in Victoria. The road was built by 3000 returned servicemen from WWI, known locally as 'Diggers', as a war memorial to the fallen. Today the Great Ocean Road is better known for the Twelve Apostles, a series of 8 limestone stacks that stand just of shore near to Port Campbell. The Twelve Apostles used to be known as the Sow and Piglets, but this was not considered good for tourism and so the name was changed. In 2005 one of the stacks collapsed into the sea leaving the 8 remaining today. Panoramic Earth now features a number of 360 panoramas taken from various points along the Great Ocean Road showing a number of the prominent formations.

Below are small versions of some of the 360 panoramas featured. Click on the image to be taken to a larger version linked to Google maps of the region where you will also find more information.

Loch Ard Gorge 360 Panorama
360 panorama of Loch Ard Gorgepanorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

The Twelve Apostles 360 Panorama
360 panorama of the Twelve Apostlespanorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

The Grotto 360 Panorama
360 panorama of The Grottopanorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

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