4. Memorial Arch
Stop at the Memorial Arch and ‘The Diggers’ statue at Eastern View and discover the story of the courageous men who built the Great Ocean Road. The Arch was built in memory of the 3,000+ returned servicemen who built the Great Ocean Road as a war memorial for their fellow servicemen lost in World War I. They used explosives, picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and small machinery to carve the 243km route from rocky cliff faces and steep coastal mountains.
To learn more about the Great Ocean Road story, visit the permanent exhibition at the Great Ocean Road Heritage Centre in the Lorne Visitors Centre.
Location: Eastern View, 5km west of Aireys Inlet