Panorama of Great Ocean Road at Point Hawdon south of Kennett River, Victoria, Australia. The panorama was taken 2 months after the Wye River Jamieson Track fire during which 116 houses in Wye River and Separation Creek were lost northeast of this point.
The sandstone headland of Point Hawdon offers sweeping views along the coast and the Great Ocean Road which follows the coastline up to 50 metres above the sea. The sand beaches between the rock platforms look scenic but are unsafe for swimming, the rock platforms are often used by fishers.
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.