Geology and Marine Science
As is above......so is below! Many visitors travel into our region to the witness the giant sea stacks and spectacular coastal formations of Port Campbell National Park. Far fewer understand the significance, beauty and biodiversity of the world below the waves.
Coastal Trails & Lookouts
The Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park will be closed to visitors immediately in response to the pandemic novel Coronavirus COVID-19. There is currently a non-essential travel ban being enforced in Victoria to slow the spread of the virus. Please stay at home and stay safe wherever you are.
You never know who you might bump into. Were you hoping to meet a few locals on your next visit? We suggest dusk and dawn to make the most of your viewing opportunities. So why not hop to it and start exploring and pop in and see us for tips, tricks and binoculars when you arrive.
Trails & Lookouts
Find your own space to connect along one of the most inspiring seascapes on the planet! Dusk and dawn provides the best light and photo opportunities. Join pilgrims from around the world paying silent homage at the 12 Apostles in the Port Campbell National Park
Let the wind play with your hair and the sand massage your feet. Bring a book or bring your bike. Give in to the natural flow, go slow or go go go. Run, walk, ride, reflect and recharge. Then slip into comfort at days end.
Adventure activity advice for 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland and the Great Ocean Road.
Pack your gear and click here for information and advice on trail running, cycling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, Great Ocean Walk, snorkelling, swimming and scuba opportunities.
Take a closer look at the hardy clusters of plants with subtle variations in texture and form, creating interest and providing a rich palette of texture and colour. This highly specialised group of plants has a delicate beauty and an important ecological role to play.
Rainforest & Waterfalls
Access the emerald depths at a selection of rainforest and waterfall trails and lookouts within the Great Otway National Park.
Beaches of the 12 Apostles Coast
Wild and untamed beaches adorn these southern shores where towering cliffs give way to swept dunes and sheltered coves! Access to beaches is limited by the cliff line. Knowledge of tide times & sea and swell conditions need to be a mandatory part of planning a visit to any local beach.
Four estuaries break the vertical cliff lines of Port Campbell National Park. These estuaries provide significant wetland habitat for many species. Thinking bird watching, a wetland board walk, fishing or a paddle? Our wonderful staff can give you all the information you need.
Under the Sea with Deakin University
“Deep dive into knowledge” – Time to get on board the research vessel “YOLLA” and discover the latest and greatest science and research from the Deakin University Marine Science faculty. Get ready to take a breath and dive below the surface to explore and understand the colourful world of the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park.