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A guide about the Twelve Apostles (though they are eight, but Jesus is the answer)

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The                  Twelve          Apostles



Formation and history

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The Park

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How to arrive

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Formation and history 


The Twelve Apostles were formed by erosion and extreme weather conditions from the Southern Ocean of Australia.


The cliffs were gradually eroded and then formed caves, which then became arches, which eventually collapsed, forming the Twelve Apostles.


Due to the strong erosion of the waves, in 2005, one of the Apostles collapsed, so now you can see only nine of them.


The remaining stacks are sure to fall as well someday, as the waves continue to tirelessly erode the rock each day.

The Park

The Twelve Apostles find their place in the breathtaking location of Port Campbell National Park, in Victoria's district.


Located adjacent to the Great Otway National Park and the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, it features some of the most beautiful wave-sculpted rock formations of the entire world.


Together with the Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, as well as the Gibson Steps and The Grotto are the main attractions.


There also used to be another island (Island Archway) but it collapsed in 2009, due to the fragile and always changing nature of Victoria's coastline.

How to arrive 

Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Saturday: CLOSED


Sunday: CLOSED

The park is located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road.


The 12 Apostles are located on the corner of Booringa Road and Great Ocean Road in Princetown 3269.


They are a part of Port Campbell National Park. The entrance to the car park is 6km west of the township of Princetown and 12km east of the township of Port Campbell.


The 12 Apostles are accessible from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road (4.25 hrs) and via the Princes Highway (3.25 hrs).