Great Ocean Walk - Day 8 - Devils Kitchen to Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell National Park, Great Otway National Park)

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Great Ocean Walk - Day 8 - Devils Kitchen to Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell National Park, Great Otway National Park)

Traverse weathered limestone cliffs and meander across sand dunes to the beautiful Gellibrand River. See Gibson Steps and the Twelve Apostles come into view. The perfect ending to your adventure is a sunset arrival at the Twelve Apostles amidst the rugged splendour of the stained limestone stacks.

How to get there

Great Ocean Walk - Day 8 - Devils Kitchen to Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell National Park, Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Visitor Centre

Need to know

Great Ocean Walk - Day 8 - Devils Kitchen to Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell National Park, Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

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.

Beach between Red Rocks and Anglesea Family Caravan Park closed until further notice

The beach between Red Rocks, off Hurst Rd, and the Anglesea Family Caravan Park is closed  until further notice for public safety. There has been recent landslip activity at the area known as Demon's Bluff and monitoring of the site has identified an increase risk for further landslips. 

Beauchamp Falls Reserve Closure

Beauchamp Falls campground, road and waterfall are closed to visitors until further notice due to upgrade works. 

Herbert's Campground closed

Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Castle Rock Lookout Limited Access

Castle Rock lookout is only accessible via the walking tracks from Sheoak Picnic Ground and Sheoak Falls. Due to planned burning operations Garvey Track and the Cumberland Garvey Link Track are closed until further notice. 


Gibsons Steps beach access reopened

The Gibsons Steps beach access has been reopened after the the completion of a rock hazard works project. A geotechnical report commissioned by Parks Victoria confirms that the access can be reopened to allow safe beach access for  park visitors.

Blue Green Algae Alert for Curdies Inlet - Peterborough

The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) are investigating a blue-green algae bloom at Curdies River Estuary at Peterborough.
Blue-green algae can be harmful to humans and animals, so we urge people and pets to avoid direct contact with affected water until notice. This includes swimming, fishing and boating activities.
Do not eat any whole fish, shellfish or crustaceans from either water bodies. Fish caught from affected water should have its gills and guts removed prior to cooking.
Anyone who comes into contact with affected water should immediately wash in fresh water and seek medical advice if they experience any illness.
Signage is being installed at both locations to advise visitors of the algal bloom. We will continue monitoring both water bodies until the bloom disperses and advise when they are safe for use again.

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