TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE THE COASTAL LOOKOUTS AND TRAILS
The Port Campbell National Park ranges from Princetown to Peterborough. Photographs of these historic sites have long represented the Great Ocean Road. These include the Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, The Arch and the Grotto, to name a few. Take your time exploring these coastal lookouts and trails and learning their amazing historical stories.
An attraction in it's own right is the Port Campbell Jetty. You can't visit Port Campbell without taking the time to stand on this jetty - it is a must do.
It is impossible to walk these trails and not be moved by the powers of nature that have shaped and the shipwreck history that defines the area. Offshore stacks, blowholes and the indescribable beauty of formations like the Razorback and Island arch make this precinct the one with the lot.
From September to May a colony of short tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) inhabits the offshore stack that is Muttonbird Island, their nightly return makes a dusk visit all the more worthwhile.
London Bridge has upper western and lower eastern viewing platforms to take in the sweeping vistas. Visitors were once able to walk (and at one stage drive) across the eastern span that once connected it to the mainland.
London Bridge is one of two points in the National Park where visitors can observe little penguins returning to shore (the other is from the main 12 Apostles viewing platform. The population of 80 – 100 birds at London Bridge is significantly smaller than at the 12 Apostles but the viewing platforms are closer to the birds
This site is often spectacular in the afternoon when the formations to the east are bathed in a warm golden light. The walkway descending down to the platform offers an unusual perspective back towards the 12 Apostles. The more famous stacks can be viewed standing boldly against the cliff line they were carved from.
The Arch perches precariously mounted on a harder rock platform proud of the water in small to medium swell. In large swells its formation becomes more evident as waves mount the platform, thick heavy tomes gliding sleekly through the opening and cascading out the other side.
Many a visitor holds a special memory of their visit to the Grotto. Spray from waves can cast a fine mist over the low viewing area; sunshine does the rest filling the air with rainbow delights.
The still clear water in the open cave casts reflections in contrast to the dynamic moving water of the ocean directly behind it. The viewing wall is there for visitor protection as the low shelf that feeds the rock pool is regularly crested by waves approaching undetected out of deep water.
Moving away from the rugged coastline and heading on inland you will discover the Kanawinka Geotrail - a trail encompassing the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region.
The Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre has maps and additional information on the Volcanic Lakes and Craters trails including some fabulous free family fun to be had.
Port Campbell Motor Inn
The Port Campbell Motor Inn is ideally located in Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road, adjacent to Port Campbell National Park and a five minute walk into the township.
Timboon Manor is a beautiful character filled house able to sleep nine. The manor has two apartments which can be opened up and become one huge space, which is able...
C- Deck Beach House Apartment
This immaculately furnished and equipped three bedroom apartment boasts a glorious, huge deck and stunning views over the Port Campbell beach - the perfect spot to unwind, pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the cliffs.
Sea Foam Villas
Offering superb self-contained apartment accommodation, Sea Foam Villas are just metres away from the beach in Port Campbell, vibrant heart of the Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast.
Modesc Timboon is a beautifully designed modular style house set amongst the trees in the heart of Timboon. Modesc offers light filled, luxuriously appointed accommodation, a short distance from the attractions of the Shipwreck Coast.
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flashpackers
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flash Packers is an original fishing shack built in 1901, lovingly renovated to suit today’s traveller.
Popes Timboon is setting new standards for safety and comfort, with its fleet of buses and experienced drivers ensuring your journey is a pleasurable experience.
The Corner Store Timboon
The Corner Store Timboon is the one stop shop for visitors and locals to the the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland region.
12 Apostles Helicopters
Join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via...
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for hidden treasure, explore the night sky, track local fauna, learn to read history in...
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery offers visitors the unique experience of witnessing a boutique single malt distilling process and tasting our award winning range. We offer a destination with a real ‘sense of place’.
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
The iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles can be found seven kilometres east of Port Campbell.
WHAT'S ON IN THE REGION
Around the region
Kangaroobie Klassic Adventure Race
The Kangaroobie Klassic is an adventure race with Swim, Mountain Bike, Kayak and Trail Run legs.
Crayfest Port Campbell
Crayfest celebrates everything special about the Port Campbell region. The coast, community, volunteers, primary producers, local produce and sustainability.