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.

Closure due to COVID-19

Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this facility will remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19

No access to Gibson Steps beach

For public safety, the staircase to the beach at Gibson Steps is currently closed due to potentially hazardous rocks. Cliff-top lookouts remain open.

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