Welcome to Port Campbell National Park


However, don't for a moment think that the Twelve Apostles constitute the road's end point. There's a string of iconic rock stacks west of Port Campbell, some arguably more scenic than the apostles themselves, among them the Bay of Islands and London Bridge.

Other than the bay at Port Campbell, none of the beaches along this stretch is suitable for swimming because of strong currents and undertows.

The Kirrae Whurrong are the traditional custodians of this coastline.


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$97.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

After morning pickup at a centrally located hotel, get comfortable on your deluxe minicoach and head southwest along the scenic coast. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary about the sights as you travel. About one hour into your journey, travel through Torquay, a beach town known for its surf culture and as the start of the Great Ocean Road. Next, enjoy a morning tea break at a beachside location before continue another hour to Kennett River where you take a short walk in eucalyptus forest to look for koalas and colorful parrots. Further along, at the foot of the Otway Ranges, have lunch in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay. Then enjoy free time to explore the shops and marina or take a dip in the water. Your next stop takes you into Great Otway National Park for a leisurely stroll at Maits Rest. A wooden boardwalk leads through lovely fern gardens and rain forest, with giant trees up to 300 years old. Hop back on the bus to visit Port Campbell National Park, known for offshore rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles. Next, drive to your final destination, Gibson Steps. An area of cliffs on the south coast of Australia. Your return journey includes a stop for dinner (at own expense) and stunning views of the lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge. Translation of key tour information in 13 languages is provided on specially configured iPods. Enjoy free WiFi onboard your minicoach, making the return drive a perfect time to upload photos or email friends about your fantastic day on the Great Ocean Road.

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Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles Sunset Day Tour from Melbourne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Anglesea, VictoriaMorning Tea StopDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, VictoriaMemorial Arch Photo StopDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Apollo Bay Museum, Apollo Bay, VictoriaLunch (own expense)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Twelve Apostles, Princetown, VictoriaThe world-famous 12 Apostles see these enormous limestone stacks from the viewing platform.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, VictoriaThe history of the infamous Shipwreck Coast is revealed on the beach at Loch Ard Gorge.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Colac Visitor Information Centre, Colac, VictoriaDinner (own expense)Duration: 30 minutes

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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Departing Melbourne at around 10am (April to October) or 11am (November- March), we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.Pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as you make your way towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.Take a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road.The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as you absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. There will be plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.At the township of Kennet River, break for lunch (own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalypts to locate some of the local koalas in their native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed.From here, travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.The first stop here is the stunning Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. You'll have time to explore here, with morerock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.As the sun approaches the horizon head to the final sightseeing destination. You will be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky and the land transform in the evening light.The homeward journey is broken up with a dinner stop (own expense) in the regional town of Colac. Continue on, enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as you again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne.With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

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Melbourne, Yarra River Cruise, Great Ocean Road 2-Day Tour

Day One:Your day begins at Federation Square, where you will board a scenic one-hour cruise down the Yarra River to enjoy the sights of Melbourne's skyline. After the relaxing cruise, continue by coach to explore Melbourne's main attractions, including Melbourne Cricket Ground, The Shrine of Remembrance, Kings Domain Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Docklands -- Melbourne's waterfront development -- and the fashionable suburbs of Elwood, Brighton and St Kilda. Stretch your legs along Acland Street in St Kilda and enjoy afternoon tea or coffee (own expense) in one of the many world-famous patisseries. Next stop, is Brighton bathing boxes, a functional remnant of a bygone era, where you'll have a photo opportunity. The tour will then continue with a relaxing visit of Melbourne's Bay area before driving you back to your Melbourne accommodation.Day Two:You'll be picked up from your centrally located Melbourne hotel by air-conditioned coach with free WiFi facility on-board. Heading towards the Great Ocean Road you'll experience Australia's favorite and most famous road trip. Traveling approximately 550 kilometers (342 miles) on your scenic full-day tour, you'll stop at one of Victoria's seaside favourite towns, Anglesea for morning tea (own expense). Continue to picturesque Apollo Bay for lunch (at own expense). Continue to the highlight of your Great Ocean Road trip, the Twelve Apostles. The Twelves Apostles is a stunning array of rock formations located in the world-famous Port Campbell National Park. Return to Melbourne in the early evening. Click on "View Additional Info" for the hotel pickup list

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Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne with Helicopter Option

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Anglesea, VictoriaMorning Tea Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, VictoriaMemorial Arch Photo StopDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Apollo Bay Museum, Apollo Bay, VictoriaLunch (expense)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cape Otway Lightstation, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, VictoriaTake the winding staircase to the top to capture a memorable photoDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Twelve Apostles, Princetown, VictoriaTake in the world famous 12 Apostles Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, VictoriaLearn the tale the famous shipwreckDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Colac Visitor Information Centre, Colac, VictoriaDinner (expense)Duration: 30 minutes

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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

After morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, travel in a comfortable minivan southwest to reach the Great Ocean Road.Visit highlights such as Split Point Lighthouse, a nature reserve and pristine beaches. Take a walk in a eucalyptus forest at the Conservation Ecology Centre to look for koalas, kangaroos and native birdlife in their natural habitat. Learn about the center’s conservation work that protects wildlife such as koalas and tiger quolls, the biggest remaining marsupial carnivore in mainland Australia. Stop in the pretty town of Apollo Bay to purchase lunch from one of the town’s excellent cafes and restaurants. Top off your day by visiting the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, both located within Port Campbell National Park. Learn about the geology that shaped limestone rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles, and hear about the Shipwreck Coast and the sinking of the English ship Loch Ard in 1878.Throughout the day, you'll have plenty of time for photo ops of rugged cliffs, churning waves and charming seaside towns along this scenic stretch of Victoria’s coast. Hear about the region from onboard commentary provided by your knowledgeable driver-guide, and keep an eye out for whales and dolphins offshore, and Australian native animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and bandicoots. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

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