"Port Campbell and the 12 Apostles" Top 5 Page for this destination Port Campbell by leffe3

Port Campbell Travel Guide: 129 reviews and 550 photos

Port Campbell is a small coastal village, dramatically located in an almost perfectly U-shaped bay. But this is no gentle, sandy-beached inlet. This is the Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Rd. POrt Campbell is pounded by the waves of the Southern Ocean (next stop Antarctica) and the villages forms the sheltered part of a dramatically cliffed bay.

Port Campbell itself is a relatively quiet sleepy place (the Great Ocean Rd now by-passes the village), but can at times be overrun by tourists as it is the closest settlement to the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell National Park.

Thus there are a surpising number of cafes and restaurants per head here (although not that many places to stay)

Sadly, the 'apostle' in the foreground collapsed in 2005! This entire coastline is ever changing - London Bridge really did fall down in 1990 and a sizeable landslip happened in the Bay of Islands in 1997. Three major events but many other changes take place every day along the 'Shipwreck Coast'

  • Last visit to Port Campbell: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2006 at 10:46 PM

    Fab pics & gr8 tips, but think i'd rather the food tips the other way round. Get the bad news out of the way & then cheersus up with the tinkling fountain tip. Loved it. My mum & I can both relate to it! lol!

  • Feb 3, 2006 at 11:25 PM

    Imagine having Bombaras and not having a clue about food and service! You were lucky to find it open. They own another restaurant in town, they don;t care....what a shame:(

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 12:35 PM

    Well done pages, thanks for sharing!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 12:58 PM

    ...and the couple stranded came from my hometown! Interesting page.

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2003 at 4:51 AM

    Great start to your page!! I love it down there...


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