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May 30, 2006
From journal Wandering Along Australia's Great Ocean Road
Mont Albert North, undefined, Australia
April 4, 2004
From journal The Surf Coast
by Tim G
January 1, 2003
A path takes you right onto a cliff where you can observe them. The views are most stunning, particularly if the weather is clear. Sunsets would be particularly beautiful. It was misty the day we visited, but they still looked magnificent, and the misty conditions kind of added to the experience in a cool way.
There's a visitor center with bathrooms and an exhibit which explains what is happening here. The coastline is gradually eroding way. Apparently cliff faces erode at 2 centimeters a year. Sunset times here are approximately 9pm during the summer and 5:45pm during winter.
Fairy penguins can be seen on the beaches here shortly after sunset from a viewing platform. However I'd think that you'd need a well-lit night in order to see them very well.
From journal The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
March 22, 2001
Things to see and do:
Scenic drives along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at points of interest
Three self-guided walks at Loch Ard Gorge that introduce
shipwreck history, geology, and coastal ecology.
Visit historic Glenample Homestead, where the two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck were taken after their rescue.
Watch the thousands of Muttonbirds (Short-tailed Shearwaters)
that fly in to their nest burrows from the sea each evening in
Swim or surf at Port Campbell. Snorkelling and scuba diving
There is no camping in the park, but there is a privately-run
campground in Port Campbell. Port Campbell also has
accommodation to suit every budget.
The park contains a wide range of remnant coastal vegetation types
including important coastal heathlands, shrubby sand dunes, clifftop
grasslands and shrublands, open forests, woodlands and swamps.
Combined, these environments support a remarkable diversity of
Due of the extensive depletion of native vegetation in the surrounding
region, many plant species are of regional significance. Important plant
species include the Swamp Greenhood, Clover Glycine, Square
Raspwort, Lime Fern and Metallic Sun-orchid.
Although relatively small and narrow, the park plays a vital role in
fauna conservation in the region. It supports small populations of the
Hooded Plover, a nationally significant species, as well as important
populations of Rufous Bristlebird, Swamp Antechinus and Glossy
Well-established tea-tree heathlands are important to the Rufous
Bristlebird, while wetland areas provide food and nesting sites for the
Australasian Bittern, Lewins Rail and Swamp Skink. Eastern Grey
Kangaroos shelter in the denser vegetation of the park but frequently
move into nearby farmland to feed.
Aboriginal people knew this shore well and had cut steps down the
sheer cliffs to gain access to marine food sources.
Have lots of film! The sights are breath taking.
Try to visit this site before the goventment builds a parking lot and visitors center. They say the plans will be unintrusive to the scenery but how can any building not intrude on open land?
This is my favorite place to visit!
From journal Where the Reef Meets the Temperate Rainforest
by Heather F
Heywood, Victoria, Australia
December 19, 2000
From journal Western Victoria - the natural experience