Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)


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)



Need to know

Gibson Steps (Port Campbell National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No horses
  • No fires permitted
  • No camping
  • No swimming
  • No drones without a permit
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Steep track
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Slippery rocks
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

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.

Loch Ard Gorge beach access closure

Access to Loch Ard Gorge beach is closed due to the recent minor rock fall that impacts the safety of the steps with potential for further rock movement. Further potential rock movement could cause serious injury or even death if people were nearby.

Following the geotechnical survey of the crack in the cliff face at Loch Ard we are working with specialists on a solution that will allow us to restore access to the beach as soon as possible.

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