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“Stunning view, but pretty crowded”

Port Campbell National Park
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Owner description: Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles. Loch Ard Gorge, site of the 19th century shipwreck 'Loch Ard', as well as the Island Archway and London Bridge are other highlights. The Island Archway collapsed in 2009, highlighting the fragile and ever-changing nature of Victoria's coastline. Start your visit by heading to the Twelve Apostles Kiosk and Carpark before taking the walk to view the amazing Twelve Apostles coastline. The site offers kiosk, information, shelter and toilets. Walk the short distance (500m) through a tunnel under the Great Ocean Road to various lookouts offering expansive, breathtaking views. From the Twelve Apostles carpark there is also an easy 2.2km return walk to Gibson Steps Lookout. The lookout is above the beach with excellent views East and West. Port Campbell National Park lies between Princetown and Peterborough, 285 km west of Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road (4-5 hours drive), and 240 km from Melbourne via Colac.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Get there early before the crowds. Could not believe how many thousands of tourists were there. Worth the drive for the stunning view.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Not sure why 12 apostles doesnt have its own attraction title. But our main visitation to the great ocean road was for the world famous 12 Apostles. Stunning both in the day and night. There is no closing time, but you need at least a little bit of daylight to see it. You CANNOT see it in pitch black!

Thank erindonovani
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went to see sunset at the 12 apostles and the place was packed with visitors in cars, RVs and buses. The walkways are great and views are spectacular however the visitor centre and one set of loos closes well before the 6.15pm sunset. Everyone had been travelling consequently there were long queues for the ladies loos and they were in need of a service!

Thank Jayne T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited during some less than ideal weather with an American cousin. Made for an interesting experience seeing the effect the weather had on a raging sea. Made it all the more impressive seeing Mother Nature behaving in the way that created these formations. It was a long drive from Melbourne but this should be seen as the first stop of an amazing experience of nature, not the only stop you feel the bus loads of tourists who followed us to the lookout we’re getting. Head to Loch Ard, London Bridge, the Bays of Martyrs and Islands as well. In many ways they are better than the Apostles.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

well worth a slow drive along the coast stopping at every indicated spots.
most of them will not accomodate the tour busses so are not to crowded.
the 12 apostles has a massive car park with dozens of buses stopping. the earliest you visit the quitest it will be. Good coffee at the info centre and plenty of toilets. It seems most tourists line up to the wc from the outside of the building so go from the inside to beat the line....

Thank Denise H
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