Gibsons Steps Great Ocean Road is a picture perfect beach that offers some spectacular views of the 12 Apostles from a different perspective. It’s one of the few beaches in the area that has beach access. Here you’ll be able to get a true feeling for the incredible height of the rugged coastline.
How to get to Gibsons Steps Great Ocean Road
Gibsons Steps is set along the popular stretch of the Great Ocean Road. It’s just a couple minutes away from the world-famous Twelve Apostles. Park at the Gibsons Steps carpark and follow the path that will lead you to the various viewing platforms. Additionally, there are a set of narrow stairs that will take you down to the beach.
The carpark is very small and can get quite full during peak times so you might find yourself waiting around.
Where to Stay near Gibsons Steps
There aren’t many accommodation options along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll find mainly small cottages although there is one local town which is Port Campbell. Port Campbell is definitely the best place to stay if you’re looking for accommodation close to the Twelve Apostles with access to small supermarkets. A popular and mid budget motel in the area is Loch Ard Motor Inn. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you can try Port Campbell Guesthouse & Flashpackers.
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What to Expect
The vantage points on the cliff tops provide spectacular views, but the view from the beach gives you an entirely different perspective. The walk down won’t take you long and it’s definitely worth it, however the stairs are a little steep. Once you’re at the bottom, you’ll get a true feeling of how massive the coastline cliffs are. The beach is all yours to explore but be careful of the tides. This spot is known for some rough conditions and you wouldn’t want to get trapped as the tide comes in. The beach is closed off during unsafe weather conditions so be sure to check before going.
Head along the beach to the right and you’ll soon be able to see the various rock formations that make up the Apostles. The erosion from the weather has formed these limestone rocks over the years to make them what they are today. The formations are only just a few metres from shore and are stunning to see up close.
Gibsons Steps is a popular stop along the Great Ocean Road but there’s plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. We visited twice as the weather conditions can be a little unpredictable. On our first visit, a heavy fog clouded the beach so we decided to see it again during sunset. No matter the conditions, Gibsons Steps will always look epic and beautiful.