"Catch nature at work : Great Ocean Road" Great Ocean Road Tip by Restless-in-kl

Great Ocean Road, Melbourne: 116 reviews and 221 photos

  Twelve Apostles
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One of nature's work of art is the Twelve Apostles.

The Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

The Twelve Apostles are the remnants from constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland that began 10?20 million years ago. The stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore.

Sunrise and sunset offer particularly impressive views as the Twelve Apostles change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.

Powerful and majestic would be how I describe the Great Ocean Road.

Address: 180 km Between Allansford VIC 3277 & Torquay VIC 3228
Directions: South East coast of Victoria
Phone: 13 0068 9297
Website: http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road.aspx

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  • Updated Aug 5, 2007
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