Its a great base to venture out to the Great Ocean Road attractions but food wise and shopping, the place is best avoided.
There are lots to do on this scenic route. Do stay a couple of days if you want to see it all. Get yourself a cup of coffee and sit by the cliff to marvel at the vast ocean.
It is so great for my parents and me. We enjoy a great view there and if you are willing to spend more time in Lorne and Campbell，I am sure what impresses you most is different lovely animals and landscape you will experience.
Port Campbell is perfectly located for exploring the 12 Apostles and Great Ocean Road. Stay a few nights and give yourself time to really explore the area rather than race from one famous view to the next.
With a little more time, you can walk on the beaches around the Apostles, not just view them from the lookout, have a swim and relax as well.
One night stop is more than enough for Port Campbell, not much to do except the beach to relax after a day in the car.
The only grocery is closing at 6pm. A few restaurants but need to recommend the fish and chips takeaway (excellent), can't remember the name but it is the one at the petrol station. Stayed at The Southern Ocean Motor Inn, good location at the end of the road by the beach. The family room had 2 comfortable bedrooms.
The great ocean road on its own offers a great views of the ocean. That however isn't all, there are many nooks and corners of the this National Park that one should consider exploring.
It's best to drive there.
You have the choice to stay at port cambell or appolo bay. But i prefer port cambell as it is peacefull
Drive and manouver well through the GOR as the road is windy to make sure your passengers don't puke.
Aggressive driving and fast speed will make your passengers slide all around in the car. Follow the speed limit as there are some tricky hair pins as well. Stop by Apollo Bay for some good Fish & chips.
Unique Coast Line. It is a must to visit Port Campbell National Park - Gibson Steps, 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge etc and Bays of Islands Coastal Park.
Nice small town. Great base for exploring the great ocean road. Close to 12 apostles and other sites.
The Great Ocean Rd is a fantastic drive. You can do it in a day but best to take two or three days so you can check out the numerous towns on the great ocean and sightseeing activities.
I travelled during winter, but summer would be ideal for a family holiday. There is a range of accommodation from budget to boutique. My travel tip is travel mid-week as the Great Ocean Rd could get very congested on the weekends.
It was amazing and impressice trip. Self driving tour will be most recommended as you can stop at any look out point as you wish.