Loch Ard Gorge (Port Campbell National Park)


Loch Ard Gorge (Port Campbell National Park)

Stunning natural beauty, a sandy shore enclosed by sheer limestone cliffs. Named after the most famous shipwreck along the coast, the small sandy beach was where the two shipwreck survivors were found in 1878. View the coast from the lookout or take one of the three walks and explore.

How to get there

Loch Ard Gorge (Port Campbell National Park)



Need to know

Loch Ard Gorge (Port Campbell National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No fishing
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No swimming


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

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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