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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 Ocean Road - a must visit when in Melbourne

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... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank CummingDubai
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Filomena C
Swan Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank malleegirl
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

Thank AmyGiddins
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite a drive to the Twelve Apostles, although after the trip I just realized/learned that its only eight now. So, this saves you counting and thinking you missed it. Anyway, the ride from Melbourne city center was approximately 3hrs drive. But along the way, its very amazing to see some breath taking views and can stop to take... More 

Thank bruceywonder
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It's a really great drive... so much to see. The vastness of the southern Ocean really impacts you.if you look as far as the eye can see the water provides a plethora of visuals..boats..whales...dolphins...surfers huge waves..two top spots are Lorne and bells beach. Traffic is slow on weekends...but who cares...its holiday time..

Thank Happy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Australia is complete without going for a drive on great ocean rd.and watch the 12 apostles..the drive and views are breathtaking..it takes about 3-4 hrs.to get there depending on the weather.There are helicopter rides available for small grps.frm a helipad nearby but expect it to be pricey.

Thank Mayur H
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it was great to see all the attractions but found the toilet amenities and the shop letting it all down, would like to see the shop open longer especially with daylight saving available

Thank alexander j
Melbourne, Australia
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Must see ( 4 wheel drives only ) the ocean was breathtaking facilities basic location outstanding! Kangaroos everywhere!!!!

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The twelve apostles were so pretty. I have never seen anything like it in my life. The water was so blue and see through and the rocks sticking up out of the water was truly an amazing sight.

Thank Kasey265

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