Port Campbell Attractions
Bay Of Islands
Stretching from Peterborough to Childers Cove (22 kms east of Warrnambool) the Bay of Islands Coastal Park protects a 32 kilometre long narrow strip of coastal heathland and a series of secluded coves protecting rare flora and fauna. Just off shore ancient limestone pillars stand tall in the ocean while caves, arches and grottos provide panoramic viewing.
The Bay of Martyrs on the outskirts of Peterborough, (Warrnambool side) offers great photographic/video opportunities from elevated platforms, especially at sunset and sunrise. Marvel at the ancient limestone towers and spectacular coastal scenery. Descend the steps to the long sandy beach which is protected from easterly winds-a great place to stroll and appreciate this natural sculptured park.
Track at the eastern end of the carpark leads to Halladale Point the site where the Falls of Halladale (1886-1908) ran aground in 1908. For more information see Shipwrecks page. Halladale Point was also known by another name - Massacre Point it was rumoured early Europeans killed a group of local aborigines by driving them off a cliff.
Crofts Bay Lookout just past Worm Bay walks to some of the beaches.
Antares Rock where The Antares was wrecked in 1914.
Childers Cove also the scene of a tragic shipwreck the coastal trader Children sank near here in 1839.
There are car parks along the way, please use them to gain access to the lookouts.
Please Note: No camping is permitted in the Bay of Islands Coastal Park or the Port Campbell National Park.
Lookouts allow uninterrupted views
Stroll along the tracks provided
Sunset and sunrise are the best viewing times
Beach access at Bay of Martyrs