Is the 12 Apostles a wonder of the world?

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is easily one of Australia’s most astounding coastal drives. From Torquay’s famed surf beaches to Lorne’s elegant shorefront, up to the enchanting Great Otway National Park and the Kennet River Koala Walk, the Great Ocean Road has pretty much every one of Australia’s good things situated along one stretch of coastline!

One of the most famous attractions situated along this plentiful drive is the 12 Apostles, a series of giant limestone stacks that are leaping out of the Bass Strait below.

And, whilst it is not technically one of the wonders of the world, it is certainly a wondrous attraction, easily ranking alongside the country’s most astounding landmarks!

Despite being more like eight Apostles, as a good four of them have corroded into the sea, the “12” Apostles is still one of the most incredible natural sites in all of Oz, and is perfect to enjoy alongside these unforgettable Great Ocean Road experiences:

Bells Beach

One of the world’s most famous surf beaches, Bells Beach is the home of Australian surfing. This stunning shoreline is bounded by two giant headlands, creating the ideal place to catch some great waves.

Although the deeper waters are more suitable for experienced surfers, grommets can try their hand in the shallows and work on their skills. If, of course, you are completely new to surfing, you might want to join one of Torquay’s surf schools that will teach you the craft at one of the town’s more beginner-friendly beaches.

Loch Ard Gorge

Situated just a stone’s throw from the 12 Apostles is the Loch Ard Gorge, another one of Port Campbell National Park’s famous landmarks. This stunning inlet is flanked by two towering cliff tops that lead down to the beautiful waters and sandy beach below, making it a truly dreamy place to kick back and enjoy the view!

Otway Rainforest

The Otway Rainforest is one of Australia’s most beautiful of its kind – hands down. This gorgeous, magical canopy is characterised by giant beech, blackwood and eucalyptus trees, as well as being the home for plenty of Australia’s most loveable animals!

Take your time to meander through this serene wonderland, keeping your eyes peeled for a few schnoozing koalas as you go…

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