Port Campbell National Park, Melbourne

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#6 of 49 in Parks in Melbourne
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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  • Port Campbell is a fair drive from Melbourne and a stop at Lorne or Anglesea is a must, its worth the long drive as its beautiful to visit and a lovely spot for amazing photos.  more »
  • we took our overseas friends there was good as it has changed over the years. its well prepared for all tourist as they have made all the walk ways very safe and easy to walk. our friends enjoyed took...  more »
  • Geological in an atmosphere of fresh air and the beautiful sea of the Strait of Brass wonders. Recommended 100%. It is a little complicated take pictures in the 12 Apostles by all the tourists that there is, but it is worth.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful area, locally the is a lot to see. I do however however know it's full of tourists, probably where they get some of each towns income. None the less, I'd go again and stay at each place a bit longer.
  • Beautiful area! Always appreciate this area every time I visit! Is a common tourist mecca but you get that!
  • Beautiful and scenic. Almost made us forget about the weather. There are no restrooms and facilities here. We did the Great Ocean Road tour with Gray Line tours and it was fantastic.
  • The 12 Apostles is a must see landmark when travelling in Victoria. During our holiday (and a visit to friends in Sale, Victoria) we travelled along the Great Ocean Road and that was quite an experience. The visitor centre and kiosk are not really what you'd expect for such a famous landmark, but te views are stunning. Put on some warm clothes, because you might be blown off the rocks.

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