62 Great Ocean Road (Lord St), Port Campbell, 3269, Australia
A pretty little cabin
After travelling all day from Mt Gambier,
we decided to stay the first night at Port Campbell. This is a small coastal town and after a bit of looking around and pricing some other motels, we decided to stay at this place. .
Unique Quality: Very new and modern, excellent facilities and very clean and well kept. Cost us $90 for a double room
More about Port Campbell
My room, complete with the table and porch access
Coastline near London Bridge
Cliffs above The Grotto
Travel Tips for Port Campbell
Views from above
This was one of my favorite views of Port Campbell, from our cliff-top picnic spot 5 mins drive out and above the town, with the end of the 12 Apostles just visible in the distance.
It was one of my favorite views because, unlike the 12 Apostles themselves, which were crawling with people, we were the only ones up here.
Early Spring Packing Tips
Day trippers should carry a little pack for your camera, water, snacks and possibly a small jacket. Most of the people visiting Port Campbell are day tripping it from the Melbourne area, so it would make alot of sense to bring a couple layers. The wind was not bad when we were there, although other reports have told us that we were there on almost a perfect day. A medium weight windbreaker or a fleece pullover would be good. I wore jeans and was not uncomfortable, but would have been a little chilly in shorts. Readily available throughout the city and attractions. Wide angle lens, and a nice zoom.
Otway Fly Treetop Walk
I am not sure if any tours from the city will end up here - I reckon the chance to be low considering we only saw private cars in the carpark!
The Otway Fly is a 600 m long 25 m high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade through a magnificent stand of cool temperate rainforest featuring Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Mountain Ash. A 45 m high lookout is ascended via a spiral stairway to emerge amongst the crowns of the giants of the forest. Feel yourself sway with the rhythm of the forest at its apex as the tower swaggles slightly with each shudder of the tree top walk.
There is a Springboard cantilever which bounces gently high over picturesque Young's Creek.
There is a "prehistoric walk", with dinosaurs scattered throughout the path, meant as a source of amusement for kids...which I find tacky.
Child: $9.00 (6 - 16 years)
Family: $49.50 (2 Adults + 2 Child)
Open 9am - 5.00pm daily with last ticket sales at 4.00pm.
The Fly is directly accessible from Phillips Track and is 15 minutes' drive from Lavers Hill, 45 minutes from Apollo Bay and 40 minutes from Colac. Travelling time from Melbourne via the Princess Highway is 2.5 hours. Travelling time via the Great Ocean Road is 3.5 hours.
I can now claim to have done Treetop Walks in 3 of Australia's states: Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
A Swim or Lay in the Sun
Port Campbell has a lovely beach and sand area to play in.
Please swim between the flags.
If the life savers aren't on patrol, enjoy the water but be very careful.
You can also surf at Port and surrounding beaches.
Wind and waves created a hole through these rocks, known as "The Grotto". Stop your car in the parking lot and climb down the stairs. The rock formation can only be seen from the bottom of the stairs.
Popular Hotels in Port Campbell
29 Lord St, Port Campbell