Great Ocean Road Story
Great Ocean Road Story
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The story of the construction of the Great Ocean Road captures a unique time in the history of Australia and the world. Located within the Lorne Visitor Centre, the Great Ocean Road Story exhibition showcases the road’s story via a series of galleries featuring historical displays and artefacts. The Great Ocean Road Story and Lorne Visitor Centre is accessible to all with wheelchair access, free onsite parking, toilet facilities, picnic tables, water bottle refill stations, scooter and car charging point and free wifi. Explore this region’s rich history by visiting today!
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,743 contributions
Nov 2021
My wife and I visited The Visitor Centre where this place is located, during our recent holiday in Lorne for three nights. We stayed across the road at The Mantra Lorne and walked here.

To learn the history of The Great Ocean Road is worthwhile. The men who built this magnificent road presented Australia with an Internationally Acclaimed Tourist Destination that has stood the test of time.

The story indicated that it was hard work and living conditions in tents made it a tough time to get through.
Written 26 November 2021
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Jackie D
Cleobury Mortimer, UK9 contributions
Nov 2019
Nice little find , staff very helpful . Free wi fi . Toilets . Self guided History tour of the road build with photos . We popped in to warm up as it was cold and windy on the weekend we stayed there .
Written 30 November 2019
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
Oct 2019
It’s worth taking a wander around this exhibition as you learn a lot of interesting things about the Great Ocean Road and the photos are good too.
Written 16 November 2019
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Steven W
Sacramento, CA1,329 contributions
Oct 2019
Really well done museum and display. It's worth stopping here to get a real idea of the background story of how the road was planned and developed. So much effort and complexity involved to create such a beautiful and scenic byway.This place does a great job of telling that story.
Written 31 October 2019
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Debi N
Fort Worth, TX176 contributions
Aug 2019
It's similar to the California coastline... BUT, this is AUSTRALIA, with its beautiful, pristinely preserved wild nature! Must go!
Written 4 October 2019
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Abby
Cardigan, UK19 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
I mentioned the archway in a previous review. And this story exhibit will really bring to life the hard work that was done to build the road. And with free entry, you really shoudnt ignore this little gem.
Written 5 June 2019
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2011travel54
Adelaide, Australia226 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Interesting story with historic photos. Worth half an hour or so to give the back story of how the road came to be. Tribute to the soldiers who built it with back breaking work.
Written 22 April 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review the Great Ocean Road Story exhibit. This is a free exhibit attached to the Lorne Visitor Information Centre that uncovers the construction of the Great Ocean Road through multiple photographic displays, historical stories and artefacts. Thank you again and see you next time.
Written 6 May 2019
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harry w
Burlington, Canada1,070 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
There is lots of information, well laid-out, that tells the story of the "digging" of the road by 3000 returned soldiers after the first world war.
Written 14 April 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. The Great Ocean Road Story is an informative exhibit that explores the construction of the Great Ocean Road through engaging displays, artifacts and historical stories. Recently, our new Great Ocean Road photo opportunity was opened, this is a free photo shoot placing your image against a historical Great Ocean Road backdrop. It makes a great holiday souvenir. Thanks again for your review.
Written 18 April 2019
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Don
Inveraray, UK21 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you stopped at the end of the Great Ocean Road, and asked all the drivers WHY the road was built in the first place, I bet you 75% of people would have no idea. Don’t be that 75%. Visit here for 10 minutes and understand what you are driving on - it’s free!
Written 14 January 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to review. It’s truly great to see such interest in the construction of the Great Ocean Road; it’s such an important historical time in Australian history. Thanks again.
Written 27 January 2019
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Langfords2010
Bristol, UK175 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We had already traveled most of the Great Ocean Road (having come from Adelaide) before reading the history of the road --- it did however help us confirm that we had seen everything on our journey (thankfully we had done our research before we left for Australia)
Written 12 December 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to visit the Great Ocean Road Story at the Lorne Visitor Information Centre. It’s great to hear you included the exhibit on your itinerary, it provides such a great understanding of the construction of the Great Ocean Road via a series of galleries featuring historical displays and artefacts. Thanks again for visiting and I do hope you had a wonderful time along the Great Ocean Road.
Written 27 January 2019
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