Port Campbell Travel Guide
A very quiet sleepy town on a winter's night
In a nutshell
Sleepy fishing village, beautiful scenery, cosy accomodation
A short drive down on the Great Ocean Road past the 12 Apostles is Gibson's Steps. The steps are weathered cliffs that look like steps decending down to the beach below. My wife and I visited this area and took in the incredible views from this point. It was a windy day and...
Worm Bay is a calm stretch of beach on the Great Ocean Road by the eastern side of the Bay of Martyrs. The reefs and headlands protect this beach from rough surf so it is ideal for swimming. This beach was a nice stretch of beige sand between some limestone cliffs. The water...
Port Campbell Discovery Walk Lookout
After enjoying lunch in the town of Port Cambell we were back on the Great Ocean Road to see some more sights. We came upon the Discovery Walk Lookout about ten minutes out of town. This area has a scenic look out of the town and ocean as well as walking trails. We decided...
Bay of Martyrs
Bay of Martyrs is another stop we made along the Great Ocean Road. The Bay has a cove beach with rocky cliffs and small rock formations in the ocean waters. This area as well was formed by erosion; quite windswept and with large waves. The beach area though is alot calmer...
The Blowhole is a cavernous area of rock at the back of the Thunder Cave. Here is where the real "roar" of the ocean is magnified. The Blowhole also spews some serious sea spray upwards with every crashing wave.
Erosion created the Thunder cave as well as many of the other Geological wonders of the Great Ocean Road. Before we even saw the cave, we hear the roar of the Ocean from the car park. The Ocean roars into this crevice of rock with such a force it almost sounds like a wild...
London Arch or "London Bridge" as it is also called was another highlight of our trip on the Great Ocean Road. The London Arch is much like the Twelve Apostles, as it too was formed by erosion from the wind and surf from the Southern Ocean. The Arch once resembled a bridge...
The Twelve Apostles
The Highlight of our trip on the Great Ocean Road was seeing the Twelve Apostles. The My wife had wanted to see this for many years so finally in November 2012 we decided to travel the Great Ocean Road to make her dream a reality.The Twelve Apostles are limestone stacks that...
The Arch was another stunning geological formation we had the pleasure of viewing along our Great Ocean Road Journey. This is just another example of the power that wind and water has on rocks and the great visual result.
Twelve Apostles, pure magic
This section of the Great Ocean Road is the most photographed and visited. Here the unrelenting sea has battered the ancient limestone coast leaving a spectacular series of rock stacks, known as the Twelve Apostles. Currently, however, there are only six Apostles which is a...
Loch Ard Gorge, where history meets the sea
Included as a part of the Twelve Apostles Marine Park and the Port Cambell National Park, this extraordinary gorge is named after the unfortunate three-masted square-rigged iron-hulled clipper Loch Ard which foundered off Mutton Bird Island in 1978. Captain Gibb was trying...
Bay of Islands
This is the beginning section of the Great Ocean Road from the west. This spectacular bay is dotted with island rock stacks that are constantly battered by huge waves even on calm days. There are four viewing platforms and 1.8kms of walking trails. Notice the water filled...
1 Review and 136 Opinions After travelling all day from Mt Gambier, we decided to stay the first night at Port Campbell. This...
The Koo-Aah Cafe: Decent Fish & Chips
We stopped off in Port Campbell to explore the town and decided to grab some lunch as well. We walked along Lord Street and checked out the menus before we found this place. The menu looked good and so did the food on the tables, so we decided to eat here.This is a casual...
My wife and I made arrangements to rent a car through Europcar for our drive on the Great Ocean Road. We arrived at the train station in Melbourne and headed off to the car rental office. Our car was at an off site location (weird) so we hopped into a car with the clerk to...
Getting to the Great Ocean Road
SELF-DRIVEThe B100 is the Great Ocean Road.It is a 2-hour drive from the heart of Melbourne to the start of the Great Ocean Road at Torquay.Travel via the Princes Highway over the West Gate Bridge to the bayside city of Geelong. From here you can take the Surf Coast Highway...
The Water is Quite COLD!
My wife loves the water and the temps were heating up during our afternoon; so she decided to teat the water. Yeah, it was freezing cold, so no ocean dip for her that day. We asked a local fisherman if this was the norm for this time of year and he told us yes. The water...
The 3 hard-to-reachs at the Lord Ard Gorge stop
Tours don't make long stops so while everyone rushes around to soak up the magic of Lord Ard Gorge, the tight time meant abandoning some of the other attractions around the spot.I was fortunate to be given the chance to visit some of these spots: The Blowhole, Thunder Cave...
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...
Take Your Time on the Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road can be 'done' as a day trip from Melbourne to see the Twelve Apostles. However, it would be a shame to race through in one day and back and miss most of it.The spectacular coastline west of Cape Otway cannot be enjoyed from the car. The road is too far...
The Great Ocean Road sign
The Great Ocean Road is build as a mi=onument for the soldiers who have served in the first worldwar. The start was in 1910 and it was finished in 1934, many of the 3000 men who has worked on the road has been veterans of the worldwar1.
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