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.

Kalimna Tramline link Walk is closed

The Kalimna Tramline link walk 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. 

Upper Kalimna Falls are Closed

The Upper Kalimna Falls viewing platform and access track are closed due to damage to the platform. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area. 

Garvey Track is Closed

Garvey Track is closed due to damage. Sharps Track is a suitable detour if required. 

Gentle Annie Track Closure

Gentle Annie track is closed to vehicles between Moggs Creek Track and Old Coach Road while road upgrades are taking place. This closure will be in place until June 2022. As works progress, more targeted closures will also include restricting access to walkers, bike riders and horse riders to ensure public safety is maintained. Further closures will be communicated through the Parks Victoria website. These closures are flexible based on local conditions and contractor movements. 

Cora Lynn Walk-in Campsite closed due to hazardous trees.

Cora Lynn Walk-in Campsite is closed due to hazardous trees.

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.

Early seasonal road closures 2022

The following roads in the Great Otway National Park are subject to early seasonal road closures from 1 June 2022: Halls Ridge Road (Maps 18A and 18B). See Map 18A: Great Otway National Park (West) and Map 18B: Great Otway National Park (Central) for locations of the closure. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

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 

Great Ocean Walk Track Improvement Works Marengo to Shelly Beach

Contractors will commence Great Ocean Walk track improvement works on the first section of the walk (i.e. Marengo to Shelly Beach which commences to the west of Apollo Bay) on Monday the 24th of May until approximately the Friday the 24th of June, depending on weather and conditions.

The walk will not close during the the works and walkers will still be able to continue their hike through this area during the specified period. 

There will be a small number of workers and minor plant & equipment in use. Work locations will be well sign posted to ensure walkers are aware of contractor activity and a spotter (i.e. worker employed specifically to manage pedestrian safety), on the track to ensure pedestrian safety during machine use.

Great Ocean Walk track works east of Devils Kitchen

Contractors will commence track works on the Great Ocean Walk to the east of the Devils Kitchen campground commencing on the 16th of May until approximately the start of June, depending on weather and conditions.


The walk will not close during the works and it is anticipated that they will cause little disruption to hikers walking in the area. There will be a small number of workers and minor plant and equipment in use. Signage will mark the area so that walkers are aware that track works being conducted.

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