London Bridge

Great Ocean Road

Around 7.5km west of Port Campbell, en route to Peterborough, London Bridge has indeed fallen down. It was once a double-arched rock platform linked to the mainland, but in January 1990 the bridge collapsed, leaving two terrified tourists marooned on the world’s newest island – they were eventually rescued by helicopter. It remains a spectacular sight nevertheless. At dusk keep an eye out for penguins, which are often spotted on the beach, generally about 40m away.

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Nearby Great Ocean Road attractions

1. The Arch

0.61 MILES

Offshore from Point Hesse, and well worth stopping for, the Arch is an intact bridge-like rock formation. It's believed that it will, one day – imminently…

2. The Grotto

0.81 MILES

A scenic stopover heading west from Port Campbell is the Grotto, where steep stairs lead down to a hollowed-out cavelike formation where waves crash…

3. Port Campbell Visitor Centre

3.46 MILES

As well as invaluable tourist info and a fascinating display of items salvaged from historic shipwrecks (including the Loch Ard and the Fiji), this…

4. Bay of Islands Coastal Park


Past Peterborough (12km west of Port Campbell), the lesser-visited Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands have spectacular lookout points from which to see…

5. Loch Ard Gorge

7.65 MILES

Close to the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge is where the Shipwreck Coast’s most famous and haunting tale unfolded when two young survivors of the wrecked…

6. Twelve Apostles

9.64 MILES

The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting…

7. Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

9.92 MILES

One of the main reasons to stop at TImboon is this historic railway shed that's been converted into a vibrant whisky distillery and cafe. Inspired by…

8. Gibson Steps

10.41 MILES

Follow 86 steps, hacked by hand into the cliffs by 19th-century landowner Hugh Gibson (and more recently replaced by concrete ones), down to wild Gibson…