Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

Address: Great Ocean Rd, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/twelve-apostles-marine-national-park

The iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles can be found 7km east of Port Campbell. They are protected by the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park which covers 7500ha and runs along 17km of stunning coastline. As well as the above water beauty the park protects some of Victoria's most dramatic underwater scenery. Spectacular arches, canyons, fissures, gutters and deep sloping reefs make up the environment below the waves. Wild and powerful waves of the Southern Ocean constantly pound the coastline which has shaped the area into what you see today.

The remarkable underwater structures provide a complex foundation for magnificent habitats including kelp forests and colourful sponge gardens.

Many animals prosper both above and below the water including seabirds, seals, lobsters, reef fish and sea spiders. The intertidal and shallow subtidal reefs are known to have the greatest diversity of invertebrates on limestone reef in Victoria.

Marine mammals, such as whales, are also known to visit the area. Patient visitors after dark or in the early morning may see Little Penguins which nest in caves below the Twelve Apostles.

Before you go
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Local directions

The park is located southeast of Port Campbell bewteen Sherbrook and Pebble Point. The high energy coastline and rugged cliffs of the coast makes access difficult.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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How to get here

Great Ocean Road