Great Ocean Road, VIC
| Driving | Beach | Helicopter |
The 12 Apostles are gigantic limestone formations within the Southern Ocean which are visible along the Great Ocean Road. Wave erosion and wind have sculpted away at the mainland to form tall, limestone formations of cliffs and arches. These formations are an awestriking sight and just being in their presence is enough to take your breath away. The 12 Apostles Visitor centre also offers helicopter flights over the limestone formations, which gives you a whole new perspective. It is an experience that can’t be missed.
The four-and-a-half-hour scenic drive from Melbourne via Geelong along the Great Ocean Road is another gem to experience in your travel to the Apostles. The road was built to honour the 60, 000 Australians killed in World War I and offers you amazing encounters with Australian wildlife- kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, snakes, foxes, koalas and many more. Travelling along the road also gives you the chance to experience some of the most breathtaking beaches in Australia. If you’re travelling in winter make sure you pack multiple wetsuits if you’re planning to go for a swim. Its freezing cold!
There are also stunningly beautiful lighthouses which are often situated near lookouts. It is definitely worth stopping the car to experience the beautiful views. Also, if the drive along the Great Ocean Road is too fast, the 7 kilometre walk to the Apostles offers stunning coastal views, which you can take in at your own pace. The Twelve Apostles are, however, eroding at a fast rate of 2 centimetres per year, and it is worth the visit whilst they are still standing. It is a truly spellbinding.