What is there to see between Lorne and Port Campbell?

What is there to see between Lorne and Port Campbell?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/24/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Find out what towns and landmarks you can see as you drive from Lorne to Port Campbell.

Lorne, Great Ocean Road

Lorne and Port Campbell are two seaside towns that sit along the Great Ocean Road. The 243 kilometre road has many iconic landmarks and beautiful towns to see.

Read on and find out some of the best highlights you can see between these two towns!

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is one of the more beautiful seaside towns along the Great Ocean Road. If you’re a water lover, this town is a perfect visit for you. You’ll find there are many opportunities to go surfing, swimming, diving, and even go paddling.

Apollo Bay is a traditional fishing village, so there are plenty of restaurants that have delicious seafood menus!

Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park is a great location along the Great Ocean Road where you can spot wildlife. The rolling hills have iconic animals from koalas, platypuses, and kangaroos to name a few!

You are likely to spot koalas up high in the eucalyptus trees asleep. If you wanted to see them awake your best chance is to try to look for them early in the morning or late at night.

If you make your way to Lake Elizabeth, you might spot some platypuses popping their heads up out of the water. They can be quite shy so they’re a bit hard to spot at times, but it’s worth waiting around to see them swimming about.

Throughout the Otways you’ll be able to spot some kangaroos and even wallabies! Your best chances to see them hopping about are early in the morning and late at night.

Gibson Steps

Around this area is where you’ll see a lot of limestone formations. The first incredible one you’ll see is the Gibson Steps which are two fascinating rock stacks named Gog and Magog. You can get slightly closer to the rock formations by walking along the beach.

Twelve Apostles

Perhaps the most famous landmark between Lorne and Port Campbell, and along the Great Ocean Road in general! The Twelve Apostles are eight large limestone stacks that sit out in the water near Port Campbell.


Another incredible rock formation to see is Razorback! The jagged long limestone stack is best viewed during sunset or sunrise. If you look around, you may spot the waves crashing into the Razorback rock and slowly creating a cave.

Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge is the final landmark you can see before you arrive at Port Campbell. This picturesque gorge is between two cliff faces with the blue water creeping in and reaching up to the beach.

The gorge also has some history and is named after the ship Loch Ard and the shipwreck which took place in 1878.

Each of these landmarks and towns is unique and beautiful in its own way and is worth the visit. You can see most of these places on a one-day tour! Or you can take up to two days and take your time in the surrounding areas.

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.