12 Apostles - VIC

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Position

DEG: -38.66431 143.10376
DMS: 38º 39' 51.52" S 143º 06' 13.54" E
UTM: 54 H 5718374mN 683035mE
Altitude: 25.35m

Description

Address & Contact

Port Campbell National Park
Victoria
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Information

The 12 Apostles are located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road.

WHAT ARE THE TWELVE APOSTLES: Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.

When they were christened the 12 Apostles by Victorian tourism in the 1920s, there were only nine in the cluster. Now there's eight. And with the rapid rate of erosion, it is forecast that this number will reduce even further.

Visitors are advised it is illegal to park on the Great Ocean Road (or any road) adjacent to a solid yellow line.
You can now park your car at the 12 Apostles and walk to Gibson Steps via a 1.1km section of the Great Ocean Walk. The walk departs from the back of the kiosk at the 12 Apostles and safely underpasses the Great Ocean Road near the Gibson Steps viewing platform and beach access.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Cape Otway at 13/12:30pm EST
Distance from 12 Apostles 41.33km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.0°C8.6°C77%9.1°C1027.9hPa0.0mmE22km/hr
12knots
33km/hr
18knots

Closest Climatic Station

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Distance from 12 Apostles 35.63km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C19.820.418.315.012.09.69.010.011.513.616.317.9
Mean Min. °C10.811.410.68.97.35.54.64.85.66.68.39.4
Mean Rain mm87.886.6111.7154.6197.1211.7226.3233.9199.9174.0139.3113.3

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