Coastal Trails and Lookouts

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Dusk and dawn provides the best light and photo opportunities. Join pilgrims from around the world paying silent homage at the 12 Apostles or find your own space to connect along one of the most inspiring seascapes on the planet.

12Amorningxpress

Staying overnight in the region means you can partake in the ultimate Great Ocean Walk 12 Apostles experience. It's simple and free! Stay midweek - Park @ the 12 Apostles - Catch the express to Pri...

Princetown Boardwalk

The Princetown Boardwalk restores an historic link from the township to the recreation reserve and river mouth. It also connects the town to a lovely picnic area and fishing platform near a bridge ...

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...

12 Apostles

It is the sheer scale of the offshore stacks that are most breathtaking at this point. Many of you will have seen countless photos and images; nothing will prepare you for the grandeur of this icon...

Loch Ard Gorge

Let the others rush be sure to take your time at Loch Ard Gorge. It is impossible to walk these trails and not be moved by the powers of nature that have shaped and the shipwreck history that defin...

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 Discovery Walk

The walk traverses cliff top and dense low coastal heath. It offers wildlife viewing opportunities and unobstructed viewing east to Sentinel Rock and the 12 Apostles. Look out for wildlife around ...

Port Campbell Lookout (Discovery walk) access

The angle of Port Campbell Bay and the offshore reefs that provide its protection are beautifully captured from this viewing platform.

The Arch

This site is often spectacular in the afternoon when the formations to the east are bathed in a warm golden light.

London Bridge

For many people the publicity surrounding the collapse of London Bridge frames a point in time.

The Grotto

Many a visitor holds a special memory of their visit to the Grotto. Spray from waves can cast a fine mist over the low viewing area; sunshine does the rest filling the air with rainbow delights.

Peterborough Foreshore

The car park to the south of town offers views looking east across the wreck sites of the Schomberg and the Newfield.

Peterborough- Bay of Martyrs Trail

A wonderful cliff top trail from Peterborough Golf Course to the Bay of Martyrs car park which provides access to some spectacular beaches and coves, a favorite local dusk and dawn haunt.

Bay of Martyrs

Are the stacks martyred; sentinels guarding the land from the bold affront of the Southern Ocean or is reference made to the despicable events of nearby Massacre Bay where local aboriginals were he...

Bay of Islands

The pale limestone of this section of coast reflects a different quality of light and offers superior photographic opportunity in overcast conditions. Highly underrated!

Boat Bay

Anybody who has ever backed a trailer needs to have a look at this ramp. Lots of offshore stacks viewable in this sheltered bay.

Childers Cove

Childers Cove, Sandy Cove and Murnanes Bay offer wonderful seascapes and an impression of relative isolation even in peak times.

The Gables Lookout

The Gables lookout perches above some of the tallest coastal cliffs in Australia and is located on the Great Ocean Walk between the Ryans Den and Devil's Kitchen campsites.