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Port Campbell
Travel Guide

Port Campbell which includes a beach and views as well as a large group of people

Known as the gateway to some of the Great Ocean Road’s most significant natural landmarks, this laid-back seaside village features a calm swimming beach and dramatic cliffs.

Port Campbell is a scenic seaside village with a rugged coastline and a calm, sandy swimming beach. Visit Port Campbell during your visit to the Twelve Apostles, the Arch and a collection of other breathtaking rock formations and natural landscapes.

Tall cliffs and Norfolk pines surround this small coastal town, which has a peaceful main street filled with cafés, restaurants and bakeries that look out toward the ocean. Check out Port Campbell’s galleries and shops before stopping to sample regional cheeses, wines, ice creams or chocolates at one of the town’s specialty providores. Visit the calm waters of Port Campbell Bay. Surrounded by national park, this beach is perfect for swimming or casting a line at the jetty.

Take in pretty coastal views from a walking trail that leads up from the bay. The Discovery Walk begins at the steps that trail from the bay to the cliff top. Here, you can see views of the bay, over the town and along the coastline.

Don’t miss a trip to the stunning coastal rock formations around the Twelve Apostles, just a few minutes’ drive away. These off-shore limestone formations offer a magnificent scene and are a great spot for testing your photography skills. Check out the famous rock stacks from a different angle with boat and helicopter tours. Other landmarks in the Shipwreck Coast area include the Arch, the Loch Ard Gorge, the towering 70-metre (229.6-foot) cliffs of Gibson’s Steps or the tranquil vista of the Bay of Islands.

The region’s magnificent rock landscapes also make for exciting dive locations. Join a diving tour and check out canyons and gorges on the sea floor.

A wander through the trails in the Port Campbell National Park will take you past grassy heathlands, where you might see rare orchids as well as stunning birdlife, including honeyeaters and stunning fairy wrens.

If travelling on the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell is 187 kilometres (116 miles) west of Torquay, which marks the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. The town is a wonderful summer seaside destination, however, its rugged ocean views and winter whale-spotting opportunities make it an exciting destination in the cooler months, too.

Southern Ocean Villas
Southern Ocean Villas
4 out of 5
2-6 McCue Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$228 per night from 26 May to 26 May
Situated in the historical district, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arches Marine Sanctuary and Port Campbell National Park. Port Campbell Visitor Information ...
4.4/5Excellent! (418 reviews)
"Overall the room was well maintained and check in was easy. However, the cleaniness could've been better. There was a few stains around the rooms"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Southern Ocean Villas
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
3 out of 5
2 Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$114 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Situated in Port Campbell, this beach motel is steps away from Port Campbell Foreshores and Port Campbell National Park. The Arches Marine Sanctuary and Port ...
4.2/5Very Good! (594 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Sea Foam Villas
Sea Foam Villas
3.5 out of 5
14 Lord St, Port Campbell, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$153 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Situated in Port Campbell, this beach aparthotel is steps away from Port Campbell Foreshores and Port Campbell National Park. The Arches Marine Sanctuary and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (336 reviews)
"Close to the beach, shops and dining"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Sea Foam Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Southern Ocean Villas
Southern Ocean Villas
4 out of 5
2-6 McCue Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$228 per night from 26 May to 26 May
Situated in the historical district, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arches Marine Sanctuary and Port Campbell National Park. Port Campbell Visitor Information ...
4.4/5Excellent! (418 reviews)
"Overall the room was well maintained and check in was easy. However, the cleaniness could've been better. There was a few stains around the rooms"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Southern Ocean Villas
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units
3.5 out of 5
1 McCue Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$110 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arches Marine Sanctuary and Port Campbell National Park. Port Campbell Visitor ...
4.1/5Very Good! (230 reviews)
"It is a peaceful part of town. Clean and well kept."

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Summer's Rest Units
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
3.5 out of 5
2585 Cobden Port Campbell Road, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$150 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port Campbell National Park and Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre. Port Campbell Foreshores ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (298 reviews)
"Fantastic place! Stayed in one of the spa suites in the apartment block at the top of the hill, really nice views from the balcony and the windows over the property, incredibly relaxing, and the room is just something else - will definitely be returning! Was on the 1st floor so some stairs to climb ..."

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2021

Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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4/5 - Good

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28 Feb. 2020

Nice town to stop for a meal, We can recommend 12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe, reasonably priced excellent food, good view of the beach and Pier, great friendly staff. We had our evening meal there and returned the next morning for a great coffee and cake.

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Dec. 2019

Beautiful beach to safely swim in and The Rocks restaurant food was delicious. Sunset awesome last night.

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15 Dec. 2019

Quiet little town with a beautiful scenic outlook on a very charming locale

5/5 - Excellent

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21 Nov. 2019

Good location close to major tourist attractions, safe

5/5 - Excellent

Debstar

11 Nov. 2019

Small friendly town perfect for visiting the main GOR attractions

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Oct. 2019

Parking is onsite which is good. There is no dishwasher but you don’t really need one if staying 1 night.

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