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.
Southern Ocean Villas
Contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Ideally located in a tranquil, landscaped environment on the edge of the picturesque Port Campbell National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, Shipwreck Coast and...
Sow and Piglets Guesthouse
Sow and Piglets is a boutique guesthouse on the Great Ocean Road, only a stone's throw away from the iconic 12 Apostles.
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Macka's Farm in Princetown look forward to welcoming you to your Lodge. Boasting spectacular rural views abound with farm and bush with resident kangaroos, it is a short drive from...
Port Campbell Recreation Reserve - Port Campbell Camping
Natural bush setting and beautiful views of the Campbell Creek estuary, Port Campbell Recreation Reserve offers a budget camping experience at its best.
Sounds of the Sea Bed and Breakfast
Sounds of the Sea B&B offers two delightful double rooms which each open on to a tranquil garden setting.
Around the Corner Store
Around the Corner Store is a little shop in beautiful Timboon selling a range of pretty things and indoor plants.
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.
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...
Port Campbell Trading Company
Port Campbell Trading Company is a quirky little coastal shop with an eclectic mix of surf hardware, surf and fashion clothing, accessories, footwear, jewellery, Australian crafts, giftware and more.
Port Campbell Holiday Rental
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Holiday Great Ocean Road
Holiday Great Ocean Road are multi-award winning leaders in Holiday Rental Management along the Great Ocean Road, providing a specialised property management and accommodation booking service.
WHAT'S ON IN THE REGION
Around the region
Port Campbell Community Markets
The Port Campbell Community Market occurs during December and January.
Port Campbell Night Markets
Indulge in the tastes of local food artisans and businesses at dusk at the Port Campbell Foreshore Night Markets.
22 Jan 202117:00 - 21:00
Kangaroobie Klassic Adventure Race
The Kangaroobie Klassic is an adventure race with Swim, Mountain Bike, Kayak and Trail Run legs.
13 Mar 202108:00 - 14:00