A picturesque coastal town on the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell sits at the mouth of Campbells Creek, with rocky cliffs, pristine beaches and towering pines. There’s plenty to explore in Port Campbell, from infamous shipwrecks and limestone formations to the majestic Port Campbell National Park.
Things to do in Port Campbell
Explore a string of cosy cafes, markets and shops lining Lord Street. In the warmer months, the Lord Street Port Campbell VIC market spills out along the seafront with local crafts, clothing and art stalls. You can walk out to Port Campbell Jetty to watch the sun set against towering limestone cliffs.
Port Campbell National Park is the crowning glory of the coastline, harbouring its most famous attraction, the towering limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles. Other natural phenomena in the area include the London Bridge, the Arch and The Grotto, as well as the Gibson Steps along the cliff face.
Nicknamed “Shipwreck Coast”, the region has seen at least 80 shipwrecks, including the Loch Ard Gorge in 1878. You can take self-guided walks focusing on the wreck and the area’s geology. Stop by the 12 Apostles Visitor Information Centre to see shipwreck models, memorabilia and displays.
Boat excursions in Port Campbell offer a chance to go diving or get close-up views of the caves, stacks and rocks. Feel like catching some waves? Head out to Two Mile Bay for the big ones. You can also fish along the harbour, creeks and bays.
You can get around Port Campbell on foot or bicycle, but taxis and public buses are also available. You can rent a car in Warrnambool, just 65 kilometres away, or in Melbourne, about a three-hour drive.