Twelve Apostles Roadside Lookout

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Lonely Planet review

The lonely Twelve Apostles are rocky stacks that have been abandoned to the ocean by retreating headland. Today, only seven apostles can be seen from the viewing platforms. The understated roadside display centre at the Twelve Apostles, 6km past Princetown, has public toilets and informative displays. There’s pedestrian access to the viewing platforms from the car park via a tunnel beneath the Great Ocean Rd. Timber boardwalks run around the clifftops. Amid howls of protest from locals, Parks Victoria, which manages this facility, intends to ‘commercialise’ this site constructing a café and takeaway food outlet. Golden arches? Nobody knows… It seems a shame, but why stop there? Put up a nightclub and shopping mall too!