The Great Ocean Road is renowned as one of the most picturesque ocean roads in the world. It boasts impressive natural formations such as the Twelve Apostles, beautiful country towns, rugged beaches and a vast array of National Parks and wildlife.
After World War I, the Great Ocean Road was carved out of the coastline. It was initially conceived as a memorial to those who had fought in the First World War with many of the road builders being ex-servicemen.
The 320km road that Fitness Challenge will embark upon stretches from Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula through to Port Fairy. Much of this coastline is also known as the 'Shipwreck Coast', a reference to the many ships which were trapped and sunk on the reefs over the centuries.