It is 1870 and the first batch of European settlers set camp at Port Campbell. Being located in the larger Victoria Region of Australia, it would see rapid growth after the opening of the first Wharf in 1880 and a post office in 1884.
Fast forward to 2014 and Port Campbell is one of the most visited regions of Australia. Most people will come to see the Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park or just to enjoy the panoramic views of the Great Ocean Road.
Other things you can do in Port Campbell are highlighted below.
1. See the London Bridge
The London Bridge is a stone formation located west of Port Campbell on Great Ocean Road. The fact that it is so accessible via the Great Ocean Road makes it a place where tourists love to take pictures. Make sure you read the billboards - you will get to know the geology behind the rock formations.
2. Visit Apostle Whey Cheese
Located at 9 Gallum Road, Cooriemungle, Port Campbell, this tourist attraction not only serves the best assortment of cheeses but also have some very friendly staff. The view is also great.
3. Port Campbell Discovery Walk
This is located along the Ocean Road and is one of the most picture perfect places on earth, particularly on the east due to the coastline and the 12 Apostles.
4. End your trip on the Great Ocean Road at the Bay of Martyrs
This forms the end of the Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic places you can be in Australia. True, 12 Apostles is a great place to be, but it should not be the climax of your Ocean Road tour. A glass of champagne at the Bay of Martyrs is the best way to celebrate a day well spent.
5. Listen to the water roaring at the Thunder Cave
You would wonder why anybody would call a cave such a name...until you get to visit the cave. From several hundred meters away, you can hear the thunder as the sea water hits against the rocks. Amazingly, the waters that pour into the cave will be sprayed upwards by the blowhole. The sight is too perfect to be real - but it is.
Port Campbell is a place to visit during your weekend or on your Victoria tour. Fortunately, it is not as expensive as most people think of such beautiful places. Make sure you enjoy the views...they are one of the natures gift to Australians and their visitors.