Twelve Apostles walk

12 Apostles Visitor Centre, Great Ocean Rd., Port Campbell National Park 3269

Twelve Apostles walk

12 Apostles Visitor Centre, Great Ocean Rd., Port Campbell National Park 3269

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30 m
1.07 km
Very Easy

The Apostles and their rugged coastline home make for quite a spectacle. Anyone can access this very easy walk along smooth sealed paths and boardwalks to lookouts that offer tremendous views.

Twelve Apostles walk

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Summary

The Apostles and their rugged coastline home make for quite a spectacle. Anyone can access this very easy walk along smooth sealed paths and boardwalks to lookouts that offer tremendous views.

Description

The views here are extraordinary. Walking to them is very easy. Everyone you meet is amazed and pleased to have witnessed them.

The rock stacks of the Twelve Apostles stand off the coast in glorious defiance of the elements. Over time each will eventually succumb as new ones are formed. You can see resulting reefs and stumpy outcrops in the surf. You can also see the cracks and fissures preparing the limestone coastline for new formations. It is a fascinating process.

Not all standing Apostles are visible at once. Some may be hidden behind headlands or their neighbours. Find yourself at least a few different perspectives.

Take your notebook, camera or sketchbook to describe and capture these scenes in all sorts of light. Take family and friends to share the experiences. Take your time to truly enjoy this timeless process. Take up the other joyful opportunities this region has to offer.

Other local walks that offer interest and delight.
Loch Ard Gorge, Living on the Edge walk
Loch Ard Gorge, Shipwreck and Geology walk
Port Campbell Discovery walk
Gibson Steps and Beach walk
Clifftop walk, Peterborough

Pets are not permitted in Port Campbell National Park.

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead sign

Two walking tracks begin at the Visitor Centre. Both are clearly signed. You cannot miss the Twelve Apostles Lookout sign.

2. Visitor Centre and car parking

The Visitor Center offers public toilets, a cafe and information about Port Campbell National Park and its features. There is a large car park including space for buses and caravans. It gets busy.

3. Great Ocean Road underpass

The route from the Visitor Centre to the viewing platforms is uninterrupted courtesy of a prettily landscaped underpass.

4. Informative signage

Signage along the walk is interesting and comprehensive.

5. The views

This remains an amazing site / sight despite the loss of a few of the Apostles. Close inspection reveals the fissures and cracks in the closer Apostle.

6. Anyone can access the site

Families with small children on board or in prams can manage the sealed sections to a grand view easily. Parks Vic include representation of wheelchair access on their signage.

7. New Saddle Lookout

With a marvellous view east to Gibson Beach, the new Saddle Lookout offers a compacted gravel track to further the wonderful experience of this site. The Saddle Lookout is due to open mid 2023.

8. Helicopter flights

This is probably a thrilling complement to walking.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Local treasures Local treasures
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river