Nature and Wildlife

You never know who you might bump into. Were you hoping to meet a few locals on your next visit? We suggest dusk and dawn to make the most of your viewing opportunities. So why not hop to it and start exploring and pop in and see us at the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for tips, tricks and binoculars when you arrive.

12 Apostles

These incredible rock formations are a sight to behold. The Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles offer a pilgrimage for visitors the world over and a visit to the famous monuments is an experience...

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Beaches

Port Campbell Bay is patrolled on weekends and Public Holidays from Mid November till Easter Monday. The other beaches are best for a relaxing stroll or that perfect photo...

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Coastal Flora

The subtle variations in shape and form are unique to this environment and provide a rich palette of texture and colour. This highly specialised group of plants has a delicate beauty and an important...

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Estuaries

These estuaries provide significant wetland habitat for many species. Think bird watching, a wetland board walk, fishing or a...

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Geology & Marine Science

The giant sea stacks and spectacular coastal formations of the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell National Park attract visitors from around the world. Despite their popularity very few visitors...

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Treasure the Land we Love

This land is rich in reward for the observant and those with the time to fall under the spell of it's special places. Accept our invitation to slow down, stay a while and begin to feel the way we do...

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Wildlife

Slow down and keep a lookout for Koalas, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Black Wallabies, Echidnas, Muttonbirds and Potaroos just to name a few...and if the season is right, Southern Right...

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Panoramic view of Croft's Bay from west looking east

Croft's Bay

Croft’s Bay is a long pretty bay that is generally sheltered from Ocean Swell by offshore reef and a collection of smaller...

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Loch Ard Gorge

Photo tips and hacks for the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

Sure we can frame a shot and have a good eye for light but beyond that our photographic skills are fairly limited. If anyone...

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Close Encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Let’s be honest: just because adults like to look at the spectacular coastal scenery it doesn’t mean that kids will have just...

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12 Apostles Viewing Platforms

The jewel in the crown of the Great Ocean Road and the number one visited attraction in the region is the 12 Apostles. Seeing the...

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View of rock formations in the ocean

Bay of Islands

The pale limestone of this section of coast reflects a different quality of light and offers superior photographic opportunity in...

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Black (or Swamp) Wallabies of the 12 Apostles Coast

Black Wallabies are common in both Port Campbell National Park Bay of Islands Coastal Park and are likely to be sighted at dusk...

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Female looking towards the Grotto

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...

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Southern Brown Bandicoot of the 12 Apostles Coast

Are you feeling lucky? We are! Despite their threatened status in Victoria Southern Brown Bandicoot are often sighted in Port...

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Hand holding a glass of whisky on a railing with trees in the background

12 Apostles Food Artisans Trail

I am the blood of strawberry gems, the earthy scent of an oozing blue, the stillness in the whisky glass. I am the gift of...

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Anchor at Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach

The highly photographable anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and Fiji provide haunting reminders of the power of the ocean and the...

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View of rock stacks in the ocean taken from the beach at Sandy cove

Pet Friendly Beaches

There are many beaches and trails along the Great Ocean Road for you and pooch to explore and enjoy whilst on holiday, with a few...

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Sunrise at Loch Ard Gorge looking towards Island Arch with the ocean in the background and soft pink tones in the sky

Rock Formations of the Great Ocean Road

When the sea beckons there is no better place to find a secluded beach or a stunning coastal vista than the 12 Apostles...

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Koalas around the 12 Apostles Coast

The largest populations of Koalas are to be found in the Cape Otway National Park and Kennett River however, there are pockets...

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How many Apostles are there?

At first glance you will see 7 rock...

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Female kneeling at the banks of Mount Emu Creek

Fishing Local Rivers

From the volcanic plains and Otway Ranges to the coast our rivers and streams traverse a landscape of lakes, conical peaks,...

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Sunrise over the Princetown boardwalk and the Gellibrand River

Estuaries of the 12 Apostles Coast

Estuarine species to be targeted include bream, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, mulloway and short finned eel. The upper layers...

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Australian Fur Seals of the 12 Apostles Coast

Remember to keep a safe distance so you don’t disturb them while they are...

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Panoramic view of the Razorback rock formation in Lock Ard Gorge at sunset

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...

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Female on a stand up paddle board in Port Campbell Bay

Stay a little longer

The real rush can only begin if you just slow down. We want you to see this incredible region in the way we do. Check out an...

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View through the lookout railing of the ocean looking east

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...

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Friends of the Forgotten Woodlands Inc.

Meet the Friends of the Forgotten...

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Coastal Flora in the 12 Apostles Coast Region

The sculpted cliff top carpet provides an almost comical homage to the power of wind that shapes it into form. Take a closer look...

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Short-Beaked Echidnas around the 12 Apostles Coast

Echidnas are commonly sighted on the edge of trails and roadside verges in search of a tasty insect treat. Their meandering...

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Gibson steps beach sunrise

Gibson Steps

Prepare to be dwarfed by the magnitude of the cliff-line and offshore stacks. The sheer scale of natural sculpting evident at...

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Be Inspired

Love Letters to the Land

“The more you engage with nature, the more you appreciate it; and the more you appreciate it, the more likely you are to want to protect it.” Costa...

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Community caring for land

From the tall – wet sclerophyll forest of Timboon to the coast gully thicket and riparian vegetation surrounding the coastal village of Port Campbell...

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A message from our future leaders!

We think our local students are awesome and it turns out they think you are...

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Top 5 Places to view the unique geology of Port Campbell National Park

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View of the Razorback with the coastline, rock formations and a rainbow in the background

8 Geological facts about Port Campbell National Park that you may not know

The iconic coastal features of Port Campbell National Park on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road are among Australia’s most visited natural...

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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Year 3 & 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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Female looking towards the Port Campbell Bay and Jetty at sunset

Rediscover the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland from Port Campbell

If you have been looking for the perfect weekend getaway, filled with picturesque landscapes, bucket list destinations, outdoor adventures and...

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Female and dingo in the foreground and male in the background

When Winter turns to Spring

This time of year is like a winter/spring hybrid. As things start to grow, blossom and warm up, there is still a cool breeze and a cosy feeling that...

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Big waves: Let the heavyweight bout begin

Late Autumn, Winter and early Spring are times for big waves, book your front row seat for a glimpse of the age old battle that has shaped this...

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Q&A with Area Chief Ranger, Michael

Parks Victoria rangers have an enviable knowledge of our region’s diverse landscapes. The good thing is, they are willing to share some of...

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Anchor yourself in nature in Port Campbell

Are you looking for somewhere peaceful and tranquil to stay whilst you explore the raw and rugged 12 Apostles region? Somewhere you’re guaranteed...

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Come as your are. Leave a little different.

A journey from a mobile device and back into the real...

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The Sunshine Couple

There were homemade flat breads toasting, at least 6 eggs popping on the hotplate, the whitest of cheeses and a tiny ancient saucepan spilling over...

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Female on a stand up paddle board in Port Campbell Bay

The small things are important

To me contributing to a sustainable world is about the small things. Picking up rubbish when we see it. Always choosing the plastic free alternative...

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London Bridge

Grass Roots

A sustainable destination actively encourages its visitors to understand the area, its history and environment. Expectation is exceeded by focusing...

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Keeping it REAL

Of course I want to deliver fabulous seasonal food and great customer service but I also hope to encourage those who visit to understand more about...

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Coastal flora

A more sustainable solution

Can small change lead to big picture difference?  I believe it can. Are you up for...

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Blue water dreaming

We can all do our bit — it can as simple as picking up plastic from the beach and making sure we take all rubbish home. Plastics pollution of the...

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Eco Vision

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Dingo Awareness Centre is a park with an...

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Local Artists of the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland

Bold landscapes fuel intense artistic...

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Female looking towards the Grotto

Visiting the 12 Apostles? You won't believe what else is around the corner.

The famous 12 Apostles are one of the most recognised icons of the Great Ocean Road region, but if you’re planning on visiting Port Campbell...

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Wake up to the Iconic 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

The 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland makes for a perfect destination to spend a few days to create some real memories and fall in love with this...

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A deeper connection

It’s a beautiful wild place, so exposed to the elements. Surrounded by National Park and spectacular cliffs. What’s not to...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.