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  • ITRT
    38,573 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    This area is a sight for sore eyes. The gorge has a sandy beach surrounded by 30-meter high cliffs. Located on the Shipwreck Coast, and is where the Loch Ard shipwrecked while on its journey to Melbourne from England. There are steps and lookouts to view this beautiful area especially the contrasting beauty of the water and the limestone cliffs. Walk down the stairs to access the beach for swimming or to get a closeup look of the cliffs and surrounding rock formations. There are two large outcroppings once connected by a natural bridge. It collapsed in 2009. Locals call the stacks Tom and Eva after the only two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck. It is only a few minutes from the famous Twelve Apostles. Recommend
    Visited December 2022
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorge has no equal
    For pure excitement, Loch Ard George has no equal. The Loch Ard was a sailing ship that was wrecked at the Gorge. Only two people survived the shipwreck. Looking at the surging waters, it's a wonder anyone survived. The Loch Ard George is my favorite attraction on the Great Ocean Road.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • marriott946
    London, United Kingdom674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Words Fail Me!
    It was a cold blowy day and as I walked there I didn't know what to expect. Yes I knew the story of the shipwreck so I knew it would be unfriendly sea's but boy what scenery! Unfriendly was most definitely the right word to use and it must have been petrifying for the sailors on the boat. I took videos but they don't seem to express what you see so sorry you'll have to visit!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Debadrita M G
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loch Ard George - the last stop at Great Ocean Road
    If you visit Great Ocean Road, Loch Ard George would be the last stop. Extremely beautiful place. There’s a spectacular view from the top but the view at the bottom is beyond description. Kids even toddlers can go down and play with the sand while looking at the two natured carved structures. A beach, where we got sometime and sat together. This trip really was an amazing experience. I found it quite worthy. Parking area was quite good.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • guennie3
    Cambridge, United Kingdom250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loch Ard Gorge-amazing
    We visited here on the windiest day ever so experienced a fraction of what it must have been like for the sailors on the Loch Ard which was wrecked in the rocks here. How those two teenagers survived coming ashore I do not know. So much history attached to this place and spectacular even without the sunshine. Well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • flo220
    New York City, New York331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable amazing view
    Most amazing views. Part of the Great Ocean Road tour. Between the view and the "story" of the shipwreck in the area this is very memorable. Short and easy walk from the parking to the view on top. Word of warning -- it is very windy and cold up there.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
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flo220
New York City, NY331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Most amazing views. Part of the Great Ocean Road tour. Between the view and the "story" of the shipwreck in the area this is very memorable. Short and easy walk from the parking to the view on top. Word of warning -- it is very windy and cold up there.
Written 7 December 2023
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guennie3
Cambridge, UK250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited here on the windiest day ever so experienced a fraction of what it must have been like for the sailors on the Loch Ard which was wrecked in the rocks here. How those two teenagers survived coming ashore I do not know. So much history attached to this place and spectacular even without the sunshine. Well worth a visit.
Written 23 October 2023
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mrc282
World7,926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
prefer this to the ever-popular twelve apostles

the entire area reminds me a little of algarve, portugal, but there are more barricades and paved path in loch ard.

top sights
- razorback
- tom and eva
- mutton bird island
- thunder cave
- island arch

it will take 1-2 hour to walk all the trails, from the two parking lots.

after the visit, you can make your way to baker's oven, which is another gem
Written 17 August 2023
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Debadrita M G
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
If you visit Great Ocean Road, Loch Ard George would be the last stop. Extremely beautiful place. There’s a spectacular view from the top but the view at the bottom is beyond description. Kids even toddlers can go down and play with the sand while looking at the two natured carved structures. A beach, where we got sometime and sat together. This trip really was an amazing experience. I found it quite worthy. Parking area was quite good.
Written 6 July 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Loch Ard Gorge is the closest feature to the car park and the most impressive of the formations in this area. The beach in the gorge can be accessed by a wooden staircase. If you walk to the right from the foot of the steps, you will come across a limestone cave with stalagtites hanging from the cliff. There is a cave to the right of the beach which can be entered at low tide. There are rocks that need to be scrambled over to reach the mouth of the cave. The gorge is a very picturesque area - a must visit!
Written 10 April 2023
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marriott946
London, UK674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
It was a cold blowy day and as I walked there I didn't know what to expect.

Yes I knew the story of the shipwreck so I knew it would be unfriendly sea's but boy what scenery!

Unfriendly was most definitely the right word to use and it must have been petrifying for the sailors on the boat.

I took videos but they don't seem to express what you see so sorry you'll have to visit!
Written 10 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
For pure excitement, Loch Ard George has no equal. The Loch Ard was a sailing ship that was wrecked at the Gorge. Only two people survived the shipwreck. Looking at the surging waters, it's a wonder anyone survived. The Loch Ard George is my favorite attraction on the Great Ocean Road.
Written 15 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

007Sydney
Sydney, Australia119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
If you can't visit everything along the Great OCean Road, don't miss this place. It is simply spectacular.
Written 10 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ITRT
Virginia38,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This area is a sight for sore eyes. The gorge has a sandy beach surrounded by 30-meter high cliffs. Located on the Shipwreck Coast, and is where the Loch Ard shipwrecked while on its journey to Melbourne from England. There are steps and lookouts to view this beautiful area especially the contrasting beauty of the water and the limestone cliffs. Walk down the stairs to access the beach for swimming or to get a closeup look of the cliffs and surrounding rock formations. There are two large outcroppings once connected by a natural bridge. It collapsed in 2009. Locals call the stacks Tom and Eva after the only two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck. It is only a few minutes from the famous Twelve Apostles. Recommend
Written 7 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An absolute must if you are in the area!! Even though the recent weather event meant the water was a funky dark colour, it still made for gorgeous photos. If you're capable of doing so, make sure you descend to the base for even better views - you will not be disappointed.
Written 15 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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