What is in Port Campbell?

Whilst the name Port Campbell may not immediately ring bells for many Victorians and especially those coming from out of state, the natural landmarks dotted around this charming seaside village are world famous.

Port Campbell, Victoria

Port Campbell is the jumping point to visit the 12 Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge, the London Bridge, the Arch and the Grotto, making it one of Australia’s most sought-after stretches of coastline.

Let’s delve a little deeper into why Port Campbell is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

  • The 12 Apostles

    There is nothing quite like the 12 Apostles, a series of majestic rock formations springing out of the Southern Ocean. Local and international tourists alike jostle amongst themselves to get a great photo spot in front of the Apostles, such is their popularity among visitors.

    The 12 Apostles formed after erosion began on the limestone cliffs between 10-20 million years ago. The cliffs eventually formed arches which then eroded and formed what are now one of Victoria’s most spectacular natural landmarks. Just make sure you go on a calm day – things can get pretty wild at the viewing points when the weather is acting out.

  • The Loch Ard Gorge

    Long overlooked by its Apostolistic neighbour, the Loch Ard Gorge has recently sprung up in the Instagram photos of happy visitors from across the globe. The stunning gorge gives way to a picturesque bay and an inlet of beautiful blue water flanked by two large cliffs. There is something so inspiring about this particular location, and it is easy to see why it has become such a hit with travellers in the past few years.

  • The Grotto

    The Grotto often comes last on peoples’ list of Port Campbell sights, but it is truly a remarkable piece of nature and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. The Grotto is something of a myriad, a combination of archway, blowhole and cave that makes for the perfect view through to the waters beyond.

  • The London Bridge

    Whilst it may not be so much of a “bridge” anymore (the actual bridgeway connecting the arch of land to the mainland collapsed in 1990), the London Bridge is still a gorgeous natural landmark and one that all tourists can enjoy for its majestic formation. Meander around the viewing point and enjoy the amazing views this wounded landmark has to offer – it is still an amazing sight to see.

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