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.

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

The viewing wall is there for visitor protection as the low shelf that feeds the rock pool is regularly crested by waves approaching undetected out of deep water.

Access Information

There are two designated accessible car parking spaces

The track leading to the first viewing platform is suitable for prams and wheelchairs on a mixture of boardwalk and compacted gravel

There is a steep gradient and steps beyond the first viewing platform.

Download a copy of the Port Campbell National Park Map

Accommodation Nearby

House on the hill

Port Campbell

Port Bayou Cottage

Port Campbell

Loch Ard Motor Inn

Port Campbell

Peterborough House & Motel


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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.