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

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

Facilities

Carpark
Visitor Centre

Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

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

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.

Garvey Track Closed until further notice.

Garvey track will remain closed until further notice. Major road works are due to occur when conditions are suitable. 

Cora Lynn Campground Closure

This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

Kalimna Tramline Trail Closed

This walking track is closed due to damage to a pedestrian bridge. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area.

Sharps Campground Permanently Closed

Due to environmental and safety risks, Sharps campground will be permanently closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022.

For more information please see attached fact sheet.

Attachments: Sharps Campground closure Fact sheet (200KB)

Trail closures due to severe weather damage.

  • St George River Walk is closed between Allenvale Campground and Cherry Tree Creek
  • Cumberland River Walking Trail is closed

Maits Rest Carpark- bus access

Maits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.

Melba Gully - Large bus access

Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Great Otway National Park this includes:
  • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
  • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

No All-Abilities Toilet at Sheoak Picnic Area

No all-abilities toilet access at Sheoak Picnic Area. Portable toilets temporarily in use.

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