Right after breakfast, we checked out from the Best Western Great Ocean Road Motor Inn and started our journey towards the Port Campbell National Park. Driving along the Great Ocean Road during day time never ceased to amaze me. The ocean was sparkling blue, while the limestone rock stacks on the coastline was just spectacular. Did I also mention that the road was clear? Just look at the road picture below! I even went all the way to take a picture standing in the middle of the road! *LOL*
Great Ocean Road towards Port Campbell National Park
Picture in the middle of the road
Gorgeous view of the ocean
Getting to Port Campbell National Park was a breeze! There were signboards (brown colour) along the way and before long, we reached the lookout point for Twelve Apostles. It was really a well-developed attraction, as can be seen from the picture below. There was even a very modern building with washrooms and a cafe inside.
Cafe and washrooms at Port Campbell National Park
Without further ado, we walked towards the Twelve Apostles Lookout point! It was a very nice path that went underground to cross the road over to the cliff.
Twelve Apostles lookout point
Path towards the lookout point
Soon enough, we came to another signboard that said “Twelve Apostles”. We’re there!
Twelve Apostles signboard
Lying beneath us was not just a huge blue canvas of sparkling water, but an amazing work of God. The feeling was almost too hard to express, and to comprehend even. It was not just breath-taking, it was overwhelmingly so. The sound of strong waves lapping up against the limestone hills and the sight of the blue ocean coupled with the cool breeze were almost too much to handle. I assure you, you simply need to be there to appreciate the magnificence of it all.
The magnificent Twelve Apostles
I could almost touch it! *LOL*
I must have been so engrossed with the beauty that I wanted to capture it right away and tweet! Saucer caught me red-handed! 😛
There were metal wires surrounding the edges of the cliff, so you have to be careful not to cross them, or else!
Warning of unstable cliffs
I would just let the pictures do the talking from here onwards.
witch with the Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles
Information board about Twelve Apostles Underwater life
Oh I have to say this, while we were snapping pictures, a couple asked for our help to take a picture for them. In return, they also helped us take a picture. And after chatting for a while, guess what? They’re Malaysians too! What a coincidence really! This was the picture that was taken by them. Lovely!
Saucer and witch with the Twelve Apostles
Another lookout point
The Twelve Apostles looking east
Look at the crystal clear water!
One of the lookout point
Strong and angry waves
Twelve Apostles – magnificent work of nature
Twelve Apostles as seen from Port Campbell National Park lookout point
It was an entirely eye-opening experience and we spent so much time there just admiring the sea and listening to the strong and angry waves. How could something that sounded so angry be so beautiful? We almost didn’t want to leave, but time was running out. It was almost noon!
Port Campbell National Park
Coordinates: 38°37′S 142°59′E
*Update: Great Southern Touring Route application from Apple helps to plan your Great Ocean Road journey better: