Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell and a must stop on your sightseeing tour.  It’s a few stops or approximately 3 minutes from the 12 Apostles.

Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge Beach

Loch Ard Gorge has a long and symbolic history.  The area is named after a clipper ship, Loch Ard.  The ship was stranded near Muttonbird Island after a 3 month journey from England to Melbourne.  There were only two survivors, Tom Pearce and Eva Carmichael, out of 50 plus passengers and crew.   Tom saved Eva after washing ashore then hearing Eva’s cries for help.

Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge Beach

There’s a stair case where you could take down to the beach.  Once on the beach, it’s a magnificent sight and a pretty breathtaking view.  It’s not as packed as the 12 Apostles because I think people head back to town after the 12 Apostles.  However, Loch Ard Gorge is the younger sibling that doesn’t get as much attention as it’s older sibling.

Loch Ard Gorge
From the top

Once on the sand, it feels like a secluded beach if you could ignore all the tourist taking pictures and blocking your view.  There are two caves on each sides where you’re not allowed to enter.  Lastly, must see.

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