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Port Campbell National Park
The Port Campbell National Park is 285 km from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road and 240 km from Melbourne via Colac, Camperdown, Cobden and Timboon. Situated between Princetown and Peterborough with Port Campbell in the middle, the unique limestone formations and sheer cliffs that make up the Port Campbell National Park are some of the best- known landmarks in Australia. The Port Campbell National Park was established in 1964 and covers 1750 hectares of this famous coast.
For Millions of years the soft limestone of the cliffs around Port Campbell have been weathered and worn by the harsh Southern Ocean. As a result, the cliffs have been sculptured into a series of gorges, arches, islands and blowholes. The best known of these features are London Bridge, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Arch, but these are only some of the many unusual sculptures that the sea has created.
The Coast, estuaries, heath and woodland of the park provide habitats for many different birds, To date more than 152 species have been recorded in the park; some can be found all year, some are seasonal, and others are rarely seen. Some of the species you may encounter are the Swamp Harrier, Australian Gannet, white Goshawk, Short tailed Shearwater and singing Honeyeater.There is a small colony of fairy penguins near London Bridge. Mutton Bird Island near Loch Ard Gorge is an important rock formation and nesting place for different bird species.
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