Loch Ard Gorge – Great Ocean Road
Loch Ard Gorge – The One with The Lot!
The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park, about 3 minutes drive west of The Twelve Apostles. It is a visible example of the process of erosion in action.
The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878 approaching the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne. This location saw the dramatic survival of only two young people, Eva Carmichael as a passenger and Tom Pearce as crew.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Loch Ard and allow 2 hours to visit all offshore stacks, blowholes and the indescribable beauty of formations like the razorback and island arch make this precinct the one with most variety. Discover the secrets of the forces that shape the coastline on several easy self-guided walks.