Ocean and Surf

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Fishing worm bay resize.jpg "Charters and beach fishing options will keep serious anglers entertained while the rest of us are too gob smacked by the scenery to make a decent cast."

Equipment for hire and sale and guided beach and ocean charter operations for those without equipment.

 

Princetown Beach

Surging shorebreak has caught many seasoned campaigners unawares

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  • Species: Australian Salmon, trevally, snapper, gummy shark
  • Location: Turn off the Great Ocean Road onto Old Coach Road East 18km east of Port Campbell
  • Access: Via a 650m sandy track (steep in parts) from the north of the parking area or by following the sandy banks of the Gellibrand River to it’s mouth 750m.
  • Caution: Gravel road gives way to deep sand very quickly visitors without 4WD need to take the first opportunity to turn right when approaching the small car parking area.

Port Campbell Pier

I challenge you to show me a better setting from an ocean jetty anywhere in the world!

  • Species: Australian salmon, squid, trevally
  • Location: Lord Street Port Campbell

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  • Access: Pedestrians share access with vehicles and boat  trailers  launching via the crane on the pier. Access is reasonable to the upper level, steps to the lower level.

Newfield Bay

Be on the lookout for seals herding salmon in the inshore gutters (a good sign that the salmon are running in good numbers)

Crofts Bay

Rockies, weed and snags can bother at times often productive. Great offshore scenery

  • Species: Australian salmon, trevally, snapper, gummy shark
  • Location: 11km east of Port Campbell
  • Access: From car parks on the east side of the Peterboroughphoto (4).JPG  bridge (steep sandy tracks.) Access (when the Curdies river mouth is closed) is also possible from the main car park on the west side of the bridge.
  • Species: Australian salmon, sweep, snapper, gummy shark
  • Location: 4km west of Peterborough
  • Access: Sandy track from car park 4km west of Peterborough

Childers Cove

Even bottom at times some productive gutters in winter. Great offshore scenery

  • Species: Australian salmon, snapper, gummy shark, skates and rays
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  • Access: Sandy tracks and steps

Gibson Steps

Visitors are advised to check tide and ocean conditions before visiting Gibson Steps. This beach offers spectacular viewing opportunities in the right conditions. Park at the 12 Apostles car park a...

Port Campbell Jetty

An attraction in its own right! Port Campbell’s weathered jetty juts defiantly into the bay, dwarved by limestone cliffs and frequently by waves on the offshore reef.

Port Campbell Boat Charters

Scenic tours, fishing trips, snorkeling and diving. The one Great Ocean Road experience you should not miss.

Newfield Bay

The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once again into the limestone cliffs that characterize the area.

Port Campbell Touring Company

Port Campbell Touring Company is a small family business based in Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road (Port Campbell is the closest town to the Twelve Apostles).

Princetown Beach

The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald.