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Twelve Apostles - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

360 panorama taken from a viewing platform overlooking the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. This is the tourist highlight of the Great Ocean Road and hundreds of people come by the coach load to see the Twelve Apostles. on a good day, it can be difficult to find space to admire the rock formations.

Twelve Apostles - FURTHER INFORMATION

Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Twelve Apostles' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.

The Twelve Apostles are the main attraction along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. These massive limestone stacks, standing up to 60m high, are the result of centuries of erosion. The stacks may have been linked at one time forming a sea arch like the Island Arch at Loch Ard Gorge. Eventually, the continual weathering will cause these stacks to topple, as has happened recently to one of them. The Twelve Apostles are best viewed at dawn or dusk when the colours of the rock are brought out by the low lying sun and there are fewer people around.

The Twelve Apostles used to be known as the Sow and Piglets, but the name was changed to make it more attractive to visitors. At that time there were 9 stacks. A 50m high stack collapsed in 2005, leaving 8. The remains of this stack can still be seen as a pile of rubble in the sea in this panoramic image. The visitor centre was built in 2000.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Road: By car or coach from either Peterborough or Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road. The Twelve Apostles are located just east of Port Campbell. The Great Ocean Road visitor centre is at the Twelve Apostles, and this is the only place where coach tours will stop. Most of the scenic flights in the region use the Twelve Apostles in their marketing.



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