The Loch Ard Gorge is a spectacular inlet and cove located just off the coast of Port Campbell on Australia’s Great Ocean Road. About a 5 minute drive from the mighty Twelve Apostles, the Gorge is just as spectacular and often less crowded than its famous neighbour.
The gorge was named after the English clipper Loch Ard, which ran aground in June 1878 killing 52 passengers and crew. Only 2 people survived the wreck including 19 year old Tom Pearce and Eva Carmichael. In June 2009, a nearby archway collapsed leaving 2 pillars of limestone that have been named after Tom and Eva. Loch Ard Gorge is approximately 230 km (140 miles) drive west of Melbourne.
Avoid the usual crowds of one of Australia’s most scenic drives, and drive along the Great Ocean Road against the traffic flow. Marvel at landmark attractions like the 12 Apostles and Apollo Bay, take a walk in a rainforest and much more.
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Drive along Australia’s Great Ocean Road, savoring every twist and turn revealing dramatic stretches of coastline and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. See the 12 Apostles and experience Australia’s greatest coastal drive on this full-day trip.