Port Campbell:

Population: 599(2006)
Postcode: 3269
Location:
  • 224 km (139 mi) SW of Melbourne
  • 67 km (42 mi) E of Warrnambool
  • Local Government Area: Corangamite Shire
    State District: Polwarth
    Federal Division: Wannon
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    20 °C 7.5 °C 80.9 mm

    Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Corangamite Shire.

    3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road more_vert
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    Join a micro-group of just 8 guests for a relaxing, rewarding and stimulating tour full of scenic diversity. This tour takes in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's best wine regions and vast farmland on route from Melbourne to Adelaide. Traveling in a micro group with no more than 8 people combined with a thoughtful and refined itinerary allows you to relax and unwind while taking it all in. Your experience of this region should not be rushed or crowded. You will be guided by an expert guide, and enjoy  great food and accommodation to help you get the most out of your time in this special part of the world. You will have time to enjoy the coastal road and townships, the rainforest and the rolling hills, and spend a night overlooking the coast, waking up to the sounds of the ocean.

    After pick up from your Melbourne city hotel or Federation Square, travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. The first stop along the coast is at Bells Beach, a famous surfing beach. The focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you have the opportunity to observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild.
    You'll then begin traveling the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. While winding along, stop to view the ‘Arch’ while your guide shares the story of this memorial road.
    After lunch in Lorne, you'll stop at many scenic spots including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. Take a 1-kilometer guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world’s tallest flowering plants and prehistoric plants. Your private self contained villa at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. A great place to relax and unwind. Dinner tonight is at the iconic Chris's Restaurant.
    Day 2 starts with breakfast at Bay Leaf Cafe before a scenic drive through the Otway Ranges and onto the ‘Shipwreck Coast’. The first stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire River valley. The 12 Apostles are Icons of Australia’s natural beauty. You'll arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense). You'll then visit ‘Loch Ard Gorge’, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts from the ‘Loch Ard’.  
    Port Campbell is the lunch stop for today. After lunch, visit London Bridge, Bay of Islands and Bay of Martyrs. The journey then continues through Warrnambool and onto Tower Hill Game Reserve where you may have the chance to see koalas, kangaroos and emus. Continue through picturesque Port Fairy towards Mount Gambier, home of the ‘Blue’ crater lake. Check into your accommodation at ‘The Commodore’ in Mount Gambier where dinner and breakfast are included. 
    Day 3 starts with a drive through the Coonawarra wine region and a visit to the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves National Park for a cave tour with a local guide. Continue through another South Australian wine region of Padthaway to Keith for lunch. Visit the very popular tourist village of Hahndorf and Mount Lofty summit for impressive, birds-eye views of Adelaide and surrounds. Arrive in the Adelaide at around 6pm where your tour ends.

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    3-Day Small-Group Great Ocean Road and Australian Wildlife Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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    See koalas, kangaroos and other Australian wildlife in their natural habitat and admire the dramatic coastline on this 3-day Great Ocean Road and Australian wildlife tour from Melbourne. On this small-group journey, limited to eight people, see Australia's unique birds and animals in the wild with your experienced wildlife guide. Explore the Great Ocean Road along the coast of Victoria at a relaxed pace with plenty of time to take in the views, explore coastal towns, and discover the surrounding national parks filled with bushland, rain forests and wildlife.

    The Great Ocean Road along Victoria’s coast not only offers spectacular coastal scenery, but also ancient rain forests, lush parks and an abundance of wildlife. Over three magnificent days, see koalas in their natural habitat at You Yangs Regional Park; walk across the grassland of Serendip Sanctuary in search of mobs of wild kangaroos; and see some of Australia's best rain-forest scenery at Great Otway National Park.
    Listen as your expert wildlife guide points out native wildlife, such as echidnas in Port Campbell National Park. Walk along the beach and feel the waves of the mighty Southern Ocean; drive to the top of an extinct volcano; and take in the amazing coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road including the dramatic rock sculptures of the famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
    Enjoy transport by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and spend most of the day on a number of easy, flat- terrain bush walks, allowing you to immerse yourself in Australia’s unique nature.
    See the Itinerary section below for details on each day’s activities

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    Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne more_vert
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    Join your small group Eco-Tour for the spectacular journey along the Great Ocean Road - One of Australia’s greatest coastal drives, including the world famous 12 Apostles, rolling hills and the Loch Ard Gorge shipwreck legends. Enjoy an exclusive stop at the iconic Cape Otway Lightstation, mainland Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse. Take in the breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait from the lighthouse. In the afternoon discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the 12 Apostles where you will marvel at these enormous limestone offshore rock formations. With small tour groups, there is plenty of time to get out and explore nature at its very best. You will enjoy the benefits of personalised and interactive with our experienced and well-trained tour guides.

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    Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, Victoria Australia

    Memorial Arch Photo Stop - Hear memorable stories at Memorial Arch about the engineering feat that ended decades of isolation for the regions coastal communities.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233 Australia

    Visit Cape Otway Lighthouse and enjoy stunning coastline views. Take the winding staircase to the top to capture a memorable photo.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia

    Take in the world famous 12 Apostles . See the enormous lilmestone stacks from the viewing platform.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia

    The history of the infamous Shipwreck Coast is revealed on the beach at Loch Ard Gorge.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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    Best of Victoria 2-Day Tour from Melbourne including Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island more_vert
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    Join this new and highly unique 2-day tour of Victoria’s best regions departing from Melbourne. On your first day, you will head to Port Campbell and make your way to the Great Ocean Road while ticking off the star attractions including a special visit to the Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge. On day two, catch your ferry across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento before a day of relaxation at Peninsula Hot Springs or a personalized tour of the region, a gondola ride on the Arthur’s Seat Eagle, a two-course lunch with local wine, a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park and finally to Phillip Island for the magical Penguin Parade.

    Day 1 - Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you inland to Port Campbell before you embark on a spectacular drive along the Great Ocean Road towards Queenscliff. First stop, the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles and time-permitting Loch Ard Gorge to commence the exciting road ahead.
    You will enjoy a relaxed lunch in Port Campbell and then embark on an exciting trip along the Great Ocean Road. We will head off the beaten track through the Otways Forest to the Great Ocean Road Ecolodge. Here you will have unique access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk for close encounters with native animals. As a passenger with us, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodge’s conservation program to protect the local fauna and flora of the region.
    We will continue along the Great Ocean Road through the tranquil seaside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne before arriving in Queenscliff in the early evening. Here you will have some free time to enjoy dinner (not included) before retiring to your bed for a well-deserved rest.
    Day 2 - You will board the Searoad Ferry to cross Port Phillip Bay to arrive in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. On board this luxury ferry, you will enjoy a light breakfast and admire the beautiful beaches on arrival towards Sorrento. You will also have a good chance of spotting dolphins on the way.
    We will drive through the Sorrento, site of the first Victorian settlement and stunning sandstone village before winding our way through the Peninsula to arrive at the world-famous Peninsula Hot Springs for an indulgent soak in natural hot mineral waters*
    The adventure continues onto Cape Schanck where we will visit the Lighthouse amid stunning coastal scenery. We then drive through the windy roads to Arthur’s Seat where you will be treated to a ride on the new Arthur’s Seat Eagle, a state of the art gondola to fly up to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula for incredible views across the bay and along the Peninsula. 
    It's then time for lunch, and depending on the day of travel, we will select one of the incredible dining choices on the Peninsula for a delicious two course lunch and a glass of local wine.
    After lunch, you can rest a little in the Oceania vehicle as your driver takes you to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. In this bushland setting, you will have the chance to meet endangered species, feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet koalas and encounter many Australian native animals.
    Our final destination will be to Phillip island, and over to the west coast where you will visit the Nobbies and then travel around the coast to the famous Penguin Parade. You will have time to meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.
    It is then time to return to your Melbourne hotel.

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    Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour more_vert
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    Enjoy the sights of one of the worlds most scenic drives in the comfort and convenience of this genuine small group tour with a maximum of only 11 guests on board. Our smaller bus can also get to a few spots the bigger busses can't. Meet at our convenient central Melbourne pick up point before you head to the Great Ocean Road. The day starts with a morning tea of freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate, biscuits and cake by the beach then our experienced guides will tell the tales that bring this amazing stretch of coast alive. Stops include Teddys Lookout, Memorial Arch, Apollo Bay, guided rain forest walk, 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps. Keep your eyes open for Kangaroos and Koalas too! We finish with a hearty dinner at a traditional Aussie pub before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Melbourne.

    Firstly, we depart Melbourne a bit later than most of the other tours that head down the Great Ocean Road from our convenient central pick up location. After all who really wants to be part of a coach convoy, or spend hours driving around the city picking up other passengers? Our aim is to be well behind all the crowds in the big busses. This also gives you time for a leisurely breakfast in Melbourne and to get to our central pick up point.
    The action starts in the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea, which is also the beginning of The Great Ocean Road, just over an hour’s drive south west of Melbourne.
    Here we stop for morning tea by the beach. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and cake all included.
    Now it’s time to travel one of the most scenic and famous roads in the world. You will stop at the memorial arch as well as many other scenic photo opportunities along the way.
    Visit Lorne and stop at Teddys lookout for stunning views of the coast line (one of those stops that only a small bus can access).
    Your guide is also an expert at spotting local wildlife and along the way will find wild Koalas and always be on the lookout for wild Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and some of our colourful parrots and birds.
    You will stop in Apollo Bay for lunch where you get time to explore one of the Australia’s most beautiful coastal towns.
    Lunch is up to you, dine in or take away from one of many fine cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops or famous Apollo Bay bakery with its award winning scallop pies.
    Or if you prefer, bring your own lunch for a picnic on the beach.
    In the summer months you can even bring bathers and a towel for a dip in the Southern ocean.
    Next your guide will take you for a Rainforest walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest ecosystems on earth – the Great Otway National Park cool climate rainforest.
    Finally we reach the spectacular Port Campbell National Park, home of the the world famous and breathtaking 12 Apostles.
    You will also have time to explore Loch Ard Gorge, where ocean water tumbles through sheer limestone cliffs and go for a walk on the beach at Gibson steps.
    During the winter months, witness the sunset over the Southern Ocean.
    We then head for home inland via the western district farming town of Colac where we sit down to dinner at a traditional Aussie country pub (included) before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Melbourne.

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