Port Campbell National Park Review
Who honestly know of the magnificent 12 Apostles (although probably about 7-8 now) are part of the spectacular coastal scenery of the Port Campbell National Park.
Viewing platforms and photo opportunities are plentiful right along the coastline.
The 12 Apostles are only one of many land formations jutting out of the sea, so you can spend an entire day down here, visiting each location along the coast.
A further short trip down the coast will take you to Port Campbell itself which caters for the tourist, as well as local families wanting lunch or a wander through local shops featuring the craft and wares of the region. Be ready to start early and arrive home late.
From Melbourne city you are looking at around 4-5 hours along the beautiful (incredibly busy in summer) Ocean Road (many curves and tight corners), which in itself has amazing views and surf beaches and towns along the route.
There is an inland route, but this takes a little longer. Tour companies usually start their journey around the 8am mark and return around 7:30pm – long day, but definitely one of the most amazing natural wonders you can visit and worth it for the views and photos!!
Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles.
Loch Ard Gorge, site of a 19th century shipwreck ‘Loch Ard’, as well as the Island Archway and London Bridge are other highlights. The Island Archway collapsed in 2009, highlighting the fragile and ever-changing nature of Victoria’s coastline.
Discover the heritage of the Shipwreck Coast on short walks such as the Port Campbell Discovery Walk.
Take a scenic drives along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at points of interest.
For refreshments visit the kiosk at the Twelve Apostles visitor centre.
Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre Kiosk
Open 10am – 4:30pm, seven days a week (take away service only.)
A basic range of refreshments, including tea and coffee, cold drinks, confectionary, snacks and biscuits, is available.
Park map on mobile devices
You can also download a map of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application to access additional functions. The same maps are shown below under ‘Related publications’.
Popular things to do
There are seven rock stacks that comprise the Twelve Apostles – six are on display.
Accessibility Information There is a small designated viewing area looking out over the ocean.
Accessibility Information There is a sealed path leading from the carpark to The Arch viewing areas.
Accessibility Information There are two paths leading from the London Bridge car park. These two paths eventually join to meet.
Accessibility Information There is a path that leads from the carpark to the Grotto.
Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell VIC 3269