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.
12 Apostles Hinterland Cottages
From the moment you enter our 10 acre bush retreat, you will be charmed by the winding gum-lined drive.
12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland Escape
Enjoy the 12 Apostles and Hinterland at your leisure with a 2night stay at Port Campbell Motor Inn.Relax in12 Rocks Café and Bar and get a front seat watching the southern Ocean roll into the Bay.Explore Timboon and enjoy tasty treats from the Timboom Distillery and Timboon Ice-Creamery
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 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.
C-Deck Beach House Apartment
Whether you are planning one night or several in the relaxed and beautiful coastal hamlet of Port Campbell, you will be absolutely delighted with your stay at C-Deck Beach House Apartment.
Sounds of the Sea B&B
Sounds of the Sea B&B offers two delightful double rooms with ensuites and luxurious white linen. Also featuring comfortable lounge with wood fire, television and DVD.
Timboon Cheesery is the home of handmade farmhouse cheese from third generation cheese makers.
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is just 15 minutes from The Great Ocean Road, The 12 Apostles and Port Campbell.
The Arches Marine Sanctuary
Just off the coast near Port Campbell, The Arches Marine Sanctuary protects a remarkable seascape. This area is known for the above water limestone landscape, however 19 to 25 metres...
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk traverses 104 kms along the coast between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles. Hike and camp or arrange a daily shuttle service to your start and finish points.
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.
Nico's Pizza and Pasta
If you are visiting the Twelve Apostles, you are only a short drive from Port Campbell's iconic Nico's Italian Restaurant - this local institution has been owned and operated by Ron & Helen for 15 years.