The ‘first Apostle’ can be seen from Gibson Steps, where you can also descend down to the beach. The Twelve Apostles Visitors Facility is just another 3 min drive down where you can walk to the lookout point to see the rest of the wave-sculpted limestone formations.
Touring across Australia has never stopped to marvel me with its numerous seen and unseen wonders. But what's the most amazing, specially as we toured across the Great Ocean Road and Port Campbell National Park, were the 12 Apostles! A wonder still hidden from much of the world, we saw it while touring across the Great Ocean Road by air on a helicopter. While the majestic Grampians and Victorian flora and fauna are truly picturesque too, we just couldn't get enough of our tour of the 12 Apostles and extended it, going further towards Philip Islands. Like it is said, the 12 Apostles are truly a pilgrimage, "paying dawn and dusk homage" at the "Wild heart" of Australia's Great Ocean Road! HOW TO GET THERE: The 12 Apostles are located 275 km west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road. While you can reach there by coast, a day's tour in a helicopter gave us the best experience!