The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, located just a few minutes away from The Twelve Apostles. It is a visible example of the process of erosion in action. It is well worth stopping off here to enjoy the natural beauty and the historical heritage of this impressive gorge.
This is the site of one of the country’s greatest tragedies. The Loch Ard Gorge is the site where in 1878, the ship Loch Ard ran aground, killing all but two passengers and crew members. Although developed as a tourist spot, the gorge has largely been left as is as form of deference to those who lost their lives there. The Loch Ard Gorge offers a great place to pay homage, relax, enjoy a swim, or a nice picnic.
This quiet and secluded beach is perfect for a picnic or a swim. Do not be fooled into thinking that this gorge is always peaceful and relaxing- when the weather gets up the waves and the wind pour through its narrow mouth and crash against its steep sides.