"Once upon the Great Ocean Road" Port Campbell by iandsmith

Port Campbell Travel Guide: 142 reviews and 590 photos

Is this a stop, and nothing more?

Its proximity to the famed 12 Apostles, an Australian iconic landscape, has kept Port Campbell not only alive, but flourishing in its own inimitable fashion. Personally speaking, I like to think I've tried to like it but, in my estimation, it doesn't have a great deal going for it.
The fishing is ordinary, the surf is only for the dedicated, the weather can be decidedly foul and, though I'm sure the locals are lovely people, I can't find much to make me want to stay there.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Handy to some of the Great Ocean Road highlights
  • Cons:Exposed location, not a great deal to do
  • Last visit to Port Campbell: May 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 3:23 AM

    marvellously interesting page - gillainmclaughlin is there tonight so i was curious

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 2:45 AM

    Happy birthday, Ian, and best wishes for the coming year. I like your dramatic photos of Loch Ard Gorge and the story of the clipper ship. I've never tried covering my lens with my sunglasses; must experiment with that sometime.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2007 at 9:35 PM

    A live geology show at your door step!

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2007 at 5:50 PM

    I've been down here many times, never tire of the views. I'll have to try sunnies next time I'm looking for a sunset shot!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2007 at 2:00 PM

    that looks like one heck of a nice place.


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