The Twelve (12) Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia

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The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia
The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia
The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia
The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia

From Melbourne via Geelong along the Great Ocean Road it is about a 5 hr trip to The Twelve Apostles.

Great Ocean Walk

From Princetown it is a 7-kilometer (4.3-mile) moderate walk on boardwalk, crushed gravel, steps and rubber tiles. Enjoy superbe coastal views and birds and may be kangaroos.

Going by car

The Twelve Apostles is a famous and very popular destination and you can expect large crowds and bus loads of people which at peak times make it difficult to reach the observation platform at the visitor center and main parking lot.
Anyhow, the best time for a visit is at dawn or dusk.

Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Loch Ard Gorge (30 minutes west of 12 Apostles) along Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

If you like it a little less crowded, continue for 15-30 minutes on the Great Ocean Road in western direction to arrive at Loch Ard Gorge with a stunning costline, relatively secluded beaches that are accessible via short walks or drives and the area is known for shipwreck history, geology, and coastal ecology.
The Loch Ard, which is Victoria’s most famous shipwreck, was smashed against Muttonbird Island in 1878 and only two crew members survived.

Noteworthy spots to visit:
The Grotto (sometimes beautiful rainbows stemming from wave spray and sunshine can be watched)
– The Arch with fantastic views of the Twelve Apostles in the late afternoon
– London Bridge which was originally a natural archway, which collapsed in 1990.
– The Bay of Islands. Climb down 86 stairs of Gibson Steps to the beach with a backdrop of 70-metre (230-foot) limestone cliffs. Walk further to the offshore rock stacks of Gog and Magog.

Always read tide information before walking the beaches.

Official Park Website: Port Campbell National Park