Port Campbell – 12 Apostles – Princetown – backways link

Port Campbell – 12 Apostles – Princetown – backways link

Distance: 28.5km
Elevation gained: 373m

Option 1

As described below recommended for Mountain Bikes, Gravel and Cyclocross bikes only. Check with Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for current track conditions. May be unsuitable in winter.

Option 2

Instead of turning right onto Yaruck Road continue for 2.4km further along Eastern Creek Road and turn right onto Booringa Road. This route is rideable year round and avoids the forest tracks section which are more suitable for mountain bikes. This route is quicker than Option 1.




  • Begin your ride at the Port Campbell Jetty then head north on Lord Street until turning right on to McCue Street.

  • Take the second left on to Pitcher Street and follow it through to McRae Street which will turn into Rounds Road.

  • Stay on Rounds Road and continue straight at the intersection with Currells Road.

  • Right on to Eastern Creek Road for 2.5km then right on to Yaruck Road.

  • Turn left on to Locks Road and stay left on Locks Road until turning right on to Booringa Road and right again onto Number 2 track.

  • Turn left onto Sherbrooke Hill track then right back onto Booringa Road.

  • After stopping at the 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps continue east along the Great Ocean Road for 700m, carefully turn right off the Great Ocean Road and turn right onto the track after the guard rail.

  • Follow track straight through farmland for 2km where the track doglegs right and quickly left and joins into Old Coach Road West. Follow for track 1.7km to the Great Ocean Road intersection. Turn right onto Old Coach Road East and dismount to cross the Serpentine Wetland Boardwalk to Princetown.

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