of The Great Ocean Road
of the 12 Apostles
of The Loch Ard Gorge
of the London Arch, The Arch and the Grotto
you are planning your time at The Apostles we really recommend that
you factor the tides into your journey's schedule.
reason is that while you can view The Apostles at any time of day,
you can't get to do one of the best things in the Port Campbell
National Park at high tide.
that is getting down Gibson Steps on to a beach right next door
to two of the giant rock formations.
isn't a hard journey down, helped by a much improved stairway, although
coming up may be a bit slower.
Gone are the wet, clay-like steps which have been replaced by good
solid ones - complete with handrail.
down on that beach you not only get to appreciate the size of the
Apostles, but also the ocean's power as the waves crash in.
there is nothing between where you are standing and Antarctica!
need to be mindful of tide times if you are going down Gibson Steps
as the last thing you want is to be cut off while admiring or photographing
days we were there the waves were big and were smashing up against
the sides of the Apostles giving us some great shots.
keep one eye on the viewfinder and the other watching those waves.