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Port Campbell Activities & Attractions
Do not have a boat, but like the idea of fishing in the bay or open ocean Port Campbell Fishing Charters run fishing and sightseeing trips on a regular basis. 12 Apostles Helicopters, 10 kilometers east of town (Melb side) conduct scenic flights over the Port Campbell National Park. For small, personalized guided tours of local attractions contact John at Port Campbell Touring Company.
Only 15 minutes from the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road (Princetown side). See iconic Australian wildlife animals such as Kangaroos, Wallabies, Dingos, Emus, Deer, Alpacas in our newly developed petting area. Plus other herd animals in a large free range environment - We are not a Zoo! Coffee, tea and pizza available.
Open 7 days 9am to 6pm, longer hours in summer
For a unique, memorable touring experience along the majestic Great Ocean Road and scenic surrounds. Take to the road with John your experienced tour guide with 25 years as a ranger with Parks Victoria and an extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna, history and geology of the region.
Full Day, Half Day & Chartered Tours
Experience a breathtaking flight over the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia.
Note: Tours not operating until Nov/Dec due to pier maintenance. Book Now for Christmas Holidays
Scenic tours, fishing trips, snorkeling and diving. The one Great Ocean Road experience you should not miss! Exceptional up close and personal views of the coastal formations and comprehensive interpretation of coastal geology and shipwreck history.
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For the rod and line fisherman, great opportunities to land a decent fish from the jetty or the surf beaches around Port Campbell. For your own safety be aware of tide movements and do not fish from rocks unless you are experienced.
Surging shorebreak has caught many seasoned campaigners unawares so please be careful.
Species: Australian Salmon, trevally, snapper, gummy shark. Location: Turn off the Great Ocean Road onto Old Coach Road East 18km east of Port Campbell.
Access: Via a 650m sandy track (steep in parts) from the north of the parking area or by following the sandy banks of the Gellibrand River to itís mouth 750m.
Caution: Gravel road gives way to deep sand very quickly visitors without 4WD need to take the first opportunity to turn right when approaching the small car parking area.
Port Campbell Pier:
Great spot to try for luck. Fishing in deep water from ocean jetty
Species: Australian salmon, squid, trevally,
Location: Lord Street Port Campbell
Access: Pedestrians share access with vehicles and boat trailers launching via the crane on the pier. Access is reasonable to the upper level, steps to the lower level.
Species: Australian salmon, trevally, snapper, gummy shark
Location: 11km east of Port Campbell
Access: From car parks on the east side of the Peterborough bridge (steep sandy tracks.) Access (when the Curdies river mouth is closed) is also possible from the main car park on the west side of the bridge.
List of best baits to use for each fish species.
Detailed information on the species of fish you might expect to catch in this area.
Princetown: The estuary of the Gellibrand river fishes well fro bream, trevally, eel and mullet. From the surf catches of salmon, snapper, trevally and gummy shark are common.