The Twelve Apostles are a group of limestone formations located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. While it is named the Twelve Apostles, due to years of erosion only eight remain. The main viewing platform only allows you to see seven making helicopter the best way to see them all!
The most direct route from Melbourne takes around three hours but the more scenic drive includes the Great Ocean Road. This adds an extra hour to the trip though. Due to the weather forecast of heavy rain, we opted for the quickest drive.
We arrived at the Twelve Apostles parking lot in pouring rain. The hotel staff recommendation was to photograph at sunset so we headed to Port Campbell for lunch. Plan ahead or pick-up a map at the visitor center before the trip. There are plenty of highlights along this drive that you will not want to miss. Check out some of our favorites: Great Ocean Road.
Once we arrived back at the Twelve Apostles visitor center, we hurried out to the main viewing platform before sunset. The weather cleared long enough to catch the sun sinking below the water line.
We took our time walking back to the car. There are plenty of benches spread out along the boardwalk to stop and soak it all in. This is one more item checked off my ever-growing bucket list!