Port Campbell National Park, Melbourne

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#5 of 252 in Nature in Victoria
A striking, craggy land of sheer cliff faces, rock-strewn shorelines, and deserted beaches, Port Campbell National Park sits alluringly on the Victorian coast, less than 200 km (124 mi) from Melbourne. Scenic drives and wind-blown trails are waiting to be traversed in this impressive yet isolated wilderness, where you’re more likely to encounter a roaming emu than a wandering human. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Melbourne holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Port Campbell National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The best way to spend a day or a week is to explore this area. wear good shoes and take your camera. you wont forget the views.  more »
  • We took a leisurely drive to explore the spectacular southern coastline along The Great Ocean Road. Words cannot describe how awesome and breathtaking the scenery is. Lots of lookouts and stops to mak...  more »
  • A beautiful view of the southern coast of Australia, where are the 12 Apostles (now 8, the other collapsed by the action of sea and wind).
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  • If you're driving this road, leave some time to stop and check out the meeting of a massive sea and a massive land. The sights and sounds are memories that will stay with you, and if you fancy photography, there are a thousand great compositions waiting to catch your eye! Most areas can accommodate wheelchairs in the parking area (some are fully surfaced, with toilets at at least one of the several stops available), and there are a lot of boardwalk sections to allow mobility challenged folks to see things, and further steeper parts for the more adventurous. Recently revisited each on the way through and was happy to see the added boardwalks and the sights were still as enjoyable as if I'd never been before.
  • Absolutely brilliant place to stay. Everything you could hope for...friendly and helpful. Immaculately clean. Good value breakfast. Comfy bed. All mod cons. Would like to have longer here.
  • The Great Ocean Road drive is still amazing. The Twelve Apostles can still take my breath away. The majesty and beauty is astounding. Perhaps its better to choose a time when there is less crowded
  • This national park has the 12 apostles inside of it. It's one of the best natural sights I've ever visited. And it's very unique. The Loch and Gorge had some cool views too. A must do while in Victoria.
  • Small river joining the ocean. Kids love it. Public toilets..Good eataries

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