Port Campbell Attractions
Port Campbell National Park
Stretching from Princetown to Peterborough covering some 1750 hectares of coastal heathland between The Great Ocean Road and the sea.
The scenic and historic coastline incorporates magnificent sheer cliffs, deep caverns, great archways, grottos, island gorges, blowholes and spectacular off-shore rock stacks.
The formation of the coast began around 10-20 million years ago. Countless millions of tiny marine skeletons built up beneath the sea to form limestone. As the ocean retreated, the soft limestone was exposed to the wild seas and winds of the Southern Ocean. The sculpting had begun.
The seas that shaped the coastline also provided a wealth of resources for the local aboriginal people the Kirrae-Wurong. Shell middens along the coast remind us how wealthy and diverse their food and lifestyle must have been.
The scene of many ill fated ships the most famous being the Loch Ard wrecked off Muttonbird Island near Port Campbell in 1878. (see Loch Ard Story)
See the coastline as the passengers and crew on the sailing ships would have - Port Campbell Boat Charters operate guided tours of the coastline. Depart from Port Campbell jetty, information call 03 5598 6411 they also conduct dive charters.
No camping is permitted in the Port Campbell National Park or the Bay of Islands Coastal Park.
Dogs are not permitted in the National Park. Guide dogs and guide dogs in training are permitted in all National Parks if they are accompanying visually impaired people and wearing appropriate identifying jackets.
For futher information on the Port Campbell National Park contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or Port Campbell Information Centre on 03 5598 6053
Gibsons Steps near 12 Apostles
Massacre Bay near Peterborough
Sunset at 12 Apostles