Loch Ard Gorge Shipwreck Walk (Port Campbell National Park)


Loch Ard Gorge Shipwreck Walk (Port Campbell National Park)

Discover the treacherous route that has claimed over 600 ships. Learn about the tragic tale of the shipwrecked iron-hulled clipper, the Loch Ard and the incredible survival story of Eva and Tom, the only survivors. On this easy walk, ponder the challenges of early maritime navigation on the southern Australian coast.

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Loch Ard Gorge Shipwreck Walk (Port Campbell National Park)



Need to know

Loch Ard Gorge Shipwreck Walk (Port Campbell National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs

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.

Saddle Lookout - access change

From mid-September 2021 there will be no access to the Saddle and Castle Rock viewing areas while a new lookout is being built. 

Visitors can continue to enjoy the other lookouts, boardwalks and visitor areas at the Twelve Apostles and the other spectacular visitor sites in the Port Campbell National Park.

Loch Ard Gorge beach access closed

Beach access is closed due to dangerous cliff movement near the Upper Lookout, which could cause a collapse. Geotechnical specialists have assessed the site and we will continue to work through the permits required to protect the significant cultural and environmental values of Loch Ard before we start work to restore access to the beach. This work is complex and will take time. Parks Victoria will provide updates and indicative timelines once we have further information.

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