Panorama from the Loch Ard Gorge Beach Lookout on the eastern clifftop of the Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
This part of the Great Ocean Road is named after the Loch Ard which struck a reef nearby in 1878. Only 2 young people of around 50 passengers survived the wreckage after being washed into this gorge.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.