Port Campbell is nearly at the end of the spectacular scenery of the Great Ocean Road. A nice quiet spot this.

The town was settled in the 1870s, with the first wharf being built in 1880. Port Campbell Post Office opened on 19 March 1874. It was renamed Port Campbell West in 1881 when a new Port Campbell office opened near the wharf. At the 2001 census Port Campbell had a population of 372. At the 2006 census, Port Campbell had a population of 599.

The town now serves tourists visiting the Twelve Apostles and the Port Campbell National Park, as well as maintaining a small crayfishing and fishing community. Tourism is increasingly the growth industry. The busses from Melbourne and the 12 Apostles tourist site will ensure a bright economic future for Port Campbell.

There are two pubs, one modern in Port Campbell.

The Museum is over the road from the hotel.

The Baptist Church is the only Church in the town.

After a long drive from the east, or before venturing east Port Campbell is a recommended stopover location.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course