Journey by Dawn

Camping at the 12 Apostles: best way to see this natural wonder!

Last week I decided to rent a car and head for a drive to the 12 Apostles for an overnight camping trip. Never mind I went alone, in fact I really made the most of it! Taking the inland route the drive was about 3 hours – quite straight in fact comparing to the intense windy Great Ocean Road. Though toward the end you do get to drive on part of the Great Ocean Road as well.

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Embracing the flight of solo adventure

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The ocean washing away all footprints

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View from the Gibson’s steps – 1km away from 12 Apostles National Park

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The Gibson’s steps leading to the beach

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Approaching

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A butterfly near the 12 apostles

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4 of the 8 that are left standing

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Loch Arch Gorge – a few km north

After reading a lot of online reviews and options, I decided to camp at the Princeton Campgounds (https://www.princetownrecreationreserve.com). It was 15$ for me and my car and I found a perfect spot under a gum tree. There were hot showers but with close to 40C that day I settled for 2 cold ones. And oh… let’s not forget the stars! It was a bit hard to breathe at night – very stuffy in the tent, despite the wind outside. I opened my tent for some air and was amazed by the stars! Sadly my photography skills are still new and the wind was constantly moving the camera so I didn’t get any good shots. But here is one of the silver sunset and the golden sunrise!
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Silver sunset at Gibson’s steps

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Golden sunrise at the Princeton campsite

 

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