Does it cost money to see the 12 Apostles?

Does it cost money to see the 12 Apostles?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/14/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

The 12 Apostles, despite erosion making them more like the “Eight Apostles”, is still one of Victoria’s most inspiring landmarks.

This stunning series of limestone stacks leaping out of the wild Bass Strait is one of the spots that makes the Great Ocean Road such an incredible journey!

In a normal year, over two million tourists visit the 12 Apostles, with travellers from all over the world jostling to get the ultimate vista of these impressive formations. The 12 Apostles make up part of the greater Port Campbell National Park, world-famous for its amazing landmarks dotted just minutes from one another.

Thankfully for us travellers, we don’t have to pay to visit the 12 Apostles, or the Port Campbell National Park’s other wonders, for that matter. You can experience the Apostles – and its incredible neighbours – for free (bar petrol prices, of course!).

The 12 Apostles is the ultimate drawcard of the wonderful Port Campbell National Park, jumping proudly out of the raging sea below, but what are these other miracles that line this wonderful part of Victoria?

Loch Ard Gorge

Okay, the 12 Apostles may be the national park’s most famous landmark, but the Loch Ard Gorge is quickly making its way up the ranks as a most-beloved part of this grand wonderland!

The Loch Ard Gorge consists of two towering cliff faces overlooking a pristine inlet, with waters rushing up to a gorgeous shoreline. It’s no wonder the Grams of people from across the world are full of photos standing within its majestic frame – it’s really that magnificent…

The London Arch

Another victim of time and the sea’s ability to erode into something new, the London Arch was formerly a place travellers could walk on until its connection between land and arch collapsed into the sea some 32 years ago, leaving a couple of touros stranded on the arch’s main span!

Either way, it’s still an awesome site to see from the safety of the mainland, and there are pretty enchanting views of it at that.

The Grotto

The Grotto looks like something lifted from a Dali painting but real. This mesmerising archway allows surreal views through to the sea beyond, with the arch providing a bizarre framing of the beauty taking place on the other side.

So, yeah, you should probably be planning your trip to the Port Campbell National Park right about now!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.