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 understand the unique geology, biodiversity and delicate natural balance above and below the waves.

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View of 12 Apostles at sunrise with a rainbow behind a rock stack

Naming the 12 Apostles

From Piglets to...

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How many Apostles are there?

At first glance you will see 7 rock...

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Under the Sea with Deakin University Warrnambool

Deep dive into...

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View of the 12 Apostles at sunset

Carving the 12 Apostles

Visitors to this coast are humbled by a seascape that is both ancient in design and dynamic in form. The bone jarring slaps of...

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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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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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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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