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Port Campbell National Park

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Address: Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3269, Australia
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+61 13 19 63

Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary...

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 the 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. Start your visit by heading to the Twelve Apostles Kiosk and Carpark before taking the walk to view the amazing Twelve Apostles coastline. The site offers kiosk, information, shelter and toilets. Walk the short distance (500m) through a tunnel under the Great Ocean Road to various lookouts offering expansive, breathtaking views. From the Twelve Apostles carpark there is also an easy 2.2km return walk to Gibson Steps Lookout. The lookout is above the beach with excellent views East and West. Port Campbell National Park lies between Princetown and Peterborough, 285 km west of Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road (4-5 hours drive), and 240 km from Melbourne via Colac.

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great amazing place!

nice views, nice place, really charming day. Depending on where you depart from, we did it from MEL, you need long driving around 7 hours round trip but it was worth it to go... read more

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nice views, nice place, really charming day. Depending on where you depart from, we did it from MEL, you need long driving around 7 hours round trip but it was worth it to go. Lovely views all around. in some pic hours crowdly place but it is a must!!!

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The road trip from Melbourne to Loch-Ard Gorge and Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean road is one of the most scenic road trips of my life. The Twelve Apostles over the decades of erosion are now down to eight limestone stacks. Strongly recommend paying a visit to this magnificent location, before it's too late!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic road trip from Melbourne with spectacular scenery on the way. Lots of small town on the way where you can spend a night. Lots of view points on the way from where one can take some breathing pictures . One can head down the Gibson step to see the Apostles from the beach. Don't miss a chance to see... More 

Thank Kadambari S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Acts of nature carving out rock formations as stand alone objects in the sea. No admission charge just beautiful awe inspiring nature.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stop off and enjoy a picnic lunch or just sit back and enjoy the amazing views along Australia's rugged coast lines,,,, if staying near or early riser make sure to see a sunset or sunrise at the Apostiles,,, a great experience to remember. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing as the weather can change here quickly so... More 

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Spent a wonderful day along the great ocean road and surf coast with Bush to Ocean Road tours. The tour was very flexible and took in all of the famous coastal sites.

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We visited Great Ocean Road as part of a small tour group. We visited a site where we saw some Koalas in trees, a rainforest and of course the Twelve Apostles. Our guide / driver was excellent knowing the best time to visit the Twelve Apostles to avoid the crowds which were large. A long days driving but well worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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The 12 Apostles are an absolute must see when you visit Victoria. The drive is long and you would be best to break it up by a stop over in Lorne or somewhere along the Great Ocean Rd. The journey is beautiful and the views are spectacular. It was the highlight of our trip.

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We stayed at Port Fairy and made our visit to the Port Campbell Nat Park a day trip. We stuck to the Great Ocean Road and called into every brown sign posted scenic stop along the way. Our favorites included Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto and of course The Twelve Apostles. Next time we wouldnt visit at Easter as the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 12 apostles are not really 12 anymore, there is a good beach access and plenty of photo opportunity's here. Definitely something to see!

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