What to do at Memorial Arch

The Great Ocean Road is regarded as one of the world’s largest war memorials. Built by soldiers returning home from World War 1, the road is dedicated entirely to them. Memorial Arch is one of the most photographed monuments.

Not only is it a memorial to the returned soldiers and those lost, it is also the gateway of the Great Ocean Road tourist drive. Less than 20 minutes from Anglesea – it is impossible to miss the arch which marks the official beginning.

A beautiful area and significant monument to stop the car for. Snap a photo in front of the arch and take a moment to read about the history and construction of the Great Ocean Road.

Nearby attractions

Devil’s Elbow Lookout – one of the many pit-stops you can make along the way as you explore the coast. The views from Devil’s Elbow in Fairhaven are spectacular.

Fairhaven Beach – the longest beach along the Great Ocean Road, boasting 6km of sand and surf.

Anglesea – the last major town you will pass before reaching Memorial Arch. Walking, biking, fishing and fun for the whole family. Spectacular dining to wind down after a day in the great outdoors. You can stop here for 2 hours or 2 days.

Aireys Inlet – Rich in significant maritime importance and history. Home to the Split Point Lighthouse built in 1891 – which comes with ghost stories to hear from the locals.

Memorial Arch Map