Talk:Great Ocean Road

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Merge article?[edit]

@Vaticidalprophet, LivelyRatification: May we merge this article to Overland travel between Melbourne and Adelaide? I'd like for that to be made a star article and that also has info on the GOR but not enough. What do you think? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:10, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Seems reasonable to me. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 11:14, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
But are we going to add this map on top of it or will we remove the map. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Both articles are fairly long. Would it be better to split the Dukes/Western/South-Eastern route out of Overland travel between Melbourne and Adelaide, and have the Overland article provide a general introduction and links to the two route articles? A traveller is really only going to be travelling one route at a time.
As someone who wants to travel these routes (not someone who knows anything about them), I think separate articles might be less cluttered and more useful. Ground Zero (talk) 11:25, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Think carefully about this merge proposal. I'm not sure it is a good idea. Great Ocean Road is considered one of the best tourist drives in Australia. Some people think it is the very best one. It is included as one of the top nine "Other destinations" in Australia. Would we really not want to have an article dedicated to it? Nurg (talk) 12:08, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Cautiously against it. The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous Australian tourist drives and the article itself is fairly detailed as a standalone article. Probably best to keep them separate rather than merging it into the overland article. --LivelyRatification (talk) 21:33, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Rethinking about this, we could add chucks of good and necessary info into the overland article but still improve this. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:48, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Add a warning of "drive to the left"[edit]

This may seem rather odd and strange but can we add, keep to the left side of the road? Near Torquay, and up to 100km west of Torquay, there's constant reminders about every 1-3 km saying "Drive to the left in Australia". So I'm presuming that people have drove on the right before. So, should I add it here as well? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:32, 21 April 2021 (UTC) Edit: Here's one of them. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:45, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

No. As long as it is mentioned in the 'Australia' article (which it is) there is no need to repeat it in other Australian articles. Nurg (talk) 11:41, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
There were times when I was driving in NZ when my stupid brain tried to convince me to drive on the right, even weeks after I arrived. I resisted. A warning in a Wikivoyage article won't change that temptation as I don't read while driving. Ground Zero (talk) 11:53, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I see. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:54, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
That's very odd to know about all those reminders. I recently added a photo of such a sign in Australia to an article, and had assumed it was near an airport though the description didn't say where it was taken. In Europe, on roads leading away from ports on either side of the Channel one or two signs remind you drive on the left or right, but once you've passed those you're on your own.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:17, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm presuming people from right-side driving countries have accidentally gone on the right and not the left side, which must've been chaotic imagining what'dve happened. @ThunderingTyphoons!:, which article did you add it to. I'm curious to see where it's taken. (most likely Victoria) SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 12:22, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
[1] It doesn't say where it was taken. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:31, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
It's in Lorne a bit further down the road. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 12:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't know where in Lorne except it's east of it facing westbound. Somewhere around here SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 12:41, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Mandating which side of the road to drive on, like mandating wearing masks, is just another example of government overreach. Drivers should have the right to drive wherever they want without bureaucrats restricting their freedom. (I joke, I joke!) Ground Zero (talk) 12:49, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
"lawbreakers, antimaskers and vandals are not welcome in Australia" - just watched a video of 4 people refusing to put their masks on in Melbourne back in August last year, reminds me of this discussion and my own quote above. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:51, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Warrnambool to Port Fairy vs Guide status[edit]

The Warrnambool to Port Fairy section in Go is empty, yet the article is rated Guide.

Something is wrong here; if the route goes as far as Port Fairy (or beyond) that section has to be covered too, otherwise the article can't have guide status. If on the other hand the itinerary ends in Warrnambool, then the article would be complete, but the header of the mentioned section should be either deleted or moved to Go next (ie. a suggestion to continue your trip after completing this itinerary) and expanded. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:38, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

The route ends at Warrnambool. That should be covered in the Go next section. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 00:01, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
OK, thanks for sorting that out. --Ypsilon (talk) 04:14, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Dunno why it was there, although I could work on it, but I think User:Vaticidalprophet is a better person for that job. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 06:24, 3 May 2021 (UTC)