12 Apostles

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 and the 12 Apostles, make sure you don’t miss out on these other gems close by. They are well worth a visit in their own right (plus they will make for some epic Instagram selfies).

What else is near the 12 Apostles?

Here is a quick cheat sheet for some other must sees when you visit the 12 Apostles:

  • Gibson Steps
  • The Grotto
  • London Bridge
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bay of Islands

Gibson Steps

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

Location: Great Ocean Road, Princetown (5 km west of Princetown township)

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The Grotto

The still clear water in the open cave casts reflections in contrast to the dynamic moving water of the ocean directly behind it.

Location: The Grotto Track, Peterborough

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London Bridge

London Bridge, pre 1990 was a double-spanning bridge connected to the mainland. The stack was created over hundreds of years, with the weaker layers toward the base being eroded away by wind and water to form the two bridges.

Location: Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell (7 km west of Port Campbell)

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Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge is unusual for this section of coast, in that its water is relatively calm, although its not for swimming, it makes for a great photo op.

Location: Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell (8 km east of Port Campbell)

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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!

Location: Bay of Islands Track, Peterborough

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