Gibsons Steps, Port Campbell

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The Gibson Steps are an area of cliffs on the south coast of Australia, located at. The cliffs are the first sightseeing stopoff in Port Campbell National Park for travellers heading West along the Great Ocean Road, located about 2 minutes drive from The Twelve Apostles. The name Gibson Steps refers to the staircase leading down to the stretch of beach shown to the right.
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  • The thought of climbing down stairs "carved into the rock" was daunting in the early morning drizzle and mist. Not wanting to miss a decent photo op I parked in the car par and headed for the steps. Q...  more »
  • The best time to visit here would be early in the morning. Timing it carefully with the low tide, there is a safe window of about an hour to walk almost to the end and return safely to the car park.  more »
  • 86 steps lead down to the beach where you’ll see firsthand the awe of this area. Cliffs rise up over you and in the distance is one of the Apostles. Don’t miss this stop, it’s beautiful, just don’t co...  more »
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  • Lovely area to visit either before or after The Twelve Apostles. At low tide you can access the beach via some steep but easily traversable steps. From the bottom you can laze along the beach, walk closer to one of the Apostles and take some wonderful scenic photographs. I would imagine at sunset this would make for some incredible photo opportunities. Can be quite busy but there is plenty of space for everyone. Obviously as with a lot of the coastal areas it is definitely not recommended for swimming as the currents would pull you out to sea very quickly if not first rendering you unconscious on the rocks.
  • Gibson Steps is must visit place on the way to twelve apostle. The place is easily accessible by narrow steps from car parking area. It is good place to visit one of the apostle from close distance. Not advisable to swim here. Long way to walk along the sea coast.
  • Very enjoy the scenery from the lookout with my family. First time bring my family there. Very busy during public holiday and school Summer break. Narrow steps to the bottom of the beach. It gives different perspective to see some of 12 Apostles. Strong wind and current. No suitable for swimming. Will be great photo opportunity if the sky is clearing.
  • I would highly recommend this. A side not when you get to the main vision centre there is a sign saying you can walk to the steps however you can also drive but there is limited parking. The steps are very steep I would only recommend this for people that are willing to walk. A big recommendation would be to go to the south of the beach where there are less people and 2 big rock formations
  • Lots of flies but the steps might be decent if there were less people. There were a few parts of the steps that was just too narrow for two way traffic. View on the bottom is decent though
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