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Twelve Apostles

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Located offshore along the Great Ocean Road, these twelve immense limestone rock formations were sculpted naturally by the action of wind and waves.
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Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269, Australia
+61 1300 137 255
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there in early spring. Despite the chill by the strong wind from the ocean, the lookout at the Twelve Apostle was simply breathtaking. We took a tour with reversed journey of Great Ocean Road in order to avoid the massive crowds. It’s probably...More

Thank Antonio_Yong
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Twelve Apostles are definitely a cool experience. The violent waters crashing against the rocks is pretty cool, and the structures themselves interesting. But generally, it wasn't anything I would drive all the way to see if I wasn't doing anything on The Great Ocean...More

Thank GrittSmitt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We we here on a Sunday afternoon and hence the viewing platforms were very crowded as expected. If you want to avoid the big tour groups, so you should visit probably early morning. Still a magnificent beautiful rock formation formed over thousand of years.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great ocean road has changed a lot since first drove along there more than 40 years ago . Its difficult to get close to some of the scenery nowadays...crawling with tourists . my Advice get there as the sun comes up .to avoid the crowds...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many tourists are attracted to the 12 Apostles. The first time we saw the 12 apostles, was around 6:00 P.M. There were lots of people, waiting for the sun to set. I noticed that two of the apostles was on one side and the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend you go at sunset, and give yourself plenty of time. Carparking is for free on the opposite side of the road, with a very well paved and maintained walkway taking you safely under the road. There are gentle undulations and especially at the start...More

Thank Maggies_lens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited at both sunset and sunrise and while both were great the sunset colours make it well worth the effort to visit. The days we visited weren't overly busy being mid week in the first week of spring. Easy access with a sealed path...More

Thank epicmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 12 Apostles is definitely worth the drive. Whilst there was only ever 8 Apostles (not 12) and due to 1 collapsing there is now only 7 it is a much see tourist location before erosion collapses more of them. To truly appreciate the size...More

1  Thank Matt F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Twelve Apostiles is one of Australia’s iconic tourist attractions, an rightly so. The view from the well maintained boardwalk and platforms allows visitors to see Mother Nature at her wildest. We were lucky enough to be here on a grey and over cast day...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the last stop before our 3 hrs ride back to Melbourne city. Before the trip I expected to see 12 formation but was surprised to know that there’s not even 12 to start with and the fancy name was given to replace the...More

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20 August 2018|
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Response from YLG3 | Reviewed this property |
No....you can’t....not accessible....however further down, there is a spot called Gibson steps....which you access the beach. Thanks
25 October 2017|
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Response from Celest T | Reviewed this property |
We went in May and did a one day trip trip from Melbourne and stopped at Split Point lighthouse and Apollo Bay for the scallop pies. Reached the Twelve Apostles around 2pm and the sun was behind the rocks so the pictures did... More
10 May 2017|
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
Australia has a strict no pets allowed except for service dogs at any of the reserves, preserves or national parks. If the pet is traveling with you it has to stay in the car. There are signs in many of the national parks... More