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Port Campbell Activities & Attractions
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.
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.
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 it’s 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.