Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)

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Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)

Experience incredible views of the Gog and Magog sea stacks from either the lookout or the beach. Take in the amazing view from the lookout at the top, or if the tide and swell conditions are safe, descend the steep 86-step staircase to the beach for another prespective..

How to get there

Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

Warnings

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Saddle Lookout - access change

From mid-September 2021 there will be no access to the Saddle and Castle Rock viewing areas while a new lookout is being built. 

Visitors can continue to enjoy the other lookouts, boardwalks and visitor areas at the Twelve Apostles and the other spectacular visitor sites in the Port Campbell National Park.

Reduced access to Loch Ard Gorge visitor areas

Loch Ard Gorge beach access closed
 
Beach access is closed due to dangerous cliff movement near the Upper Lookout, which could cause a collapse. Geotechnical specialists have assessed the site and we will continue to work through the permits required to protect the significant cultural and environmental values of Loch Ard before we start work to restore access to the beach. 
 
This work is complex and will take time. Parks Victoria will provide updates and indicative timelines once we have further information.
 
Closed walking tracks and reduced carparking - The Blowhole, Thunder Cave, Sherbrook River
 
Construction of a new lookout at The Blowhole will commence in January 2024, creating a stunning new visitor attraction for the Loch Ard Gorge precinct. The project is expected to take 12 months, subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions.

To ensure public safety during construction, access to some tracks and areas around The Blowhole will be closed, including no access to Thunder Cave and Sherbrook River. There will also be a reduction in the number of carparking spaces available for the public at the Loch Ard Gorge precinct, and no parking near Sherbrook River. Turning circles will also be restricted due to the construction works. Caravans and other long vehicles will be required to park in the Loch Ard Gorge car park.  
 

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