Port Campbell is situated between Apollo Bay & Warrnambool, on the beautiful and rugged western end of the Great Ocean Road.
It is the central tourist hub for many of the Great Ocean Road's most famous landmarks. I've enjoy coming here for a hot cup of coffee after an often chilly sunrise shoot at one of the many natural wonders nearby.
The 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge are only minutes away from this tiny, yet beautiful seaside village. A similar distance in the other direction is London Bridge, the famous double arch natural bridge, now called London Arch after one half of the bridge collapsed into the sea in 1990, leaving two tourists stranded on the newly formed island.
The town has a permanent population of just 300, but caters for the many thousands who visit annually. Accommodation options are numerous, from camp sites at the caravan park right up to 4 star apartments. Dining is very good considering the size of the town, with a number of eateries from simple fish & chips to cafes, restaurants, and of course the local Pub!
The town is settled on one side of a small bay, which is sheltered by cliffs on either side. The bay has a nice sheltered beach at the northern end and is a great swimming area for the kids (just ask mine!). The Jetty serves as a terminus for Scenic and Fishing boat tours, taking tourists to the numerous bays and natural attractions in the area.
The discovery walk is a must do when coming here. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the town and coastline from the top of the surrounding cliffs, which you access via steps at the west end of the bay. Bring your camera!
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