Address: Port Campbell National Park, 8412-8414 Great Ocean Rd, Victoria 3269
Located two minutes’ drive from the twelve apostles, Gibson Steps has one of the most dramatic coastal formations. It is an area of cliffs within the Port Campbell National Park.
The car park is just off the Great Ocean Road and the beach is set between the base of the cliffs and the sea. The name Gibson steps refers to the staircase leading down to the stretch of beach shown to the right. The steps were initially cut by the aboriginal inhabitants, the Kirrae Whurrong, to gain access for fishing on the shores. In the 1870’s, an early settler Hugh Gibson improved on that by cutting steps straight down through the lime stones.
The beach is around 1.1 km long and it receives waves of averaging over 1.5m. This is not a swimming beach. Strong surge and rip currents are possible at any time. It is a beautiful beach to walk along the shore watching the beautiful sea stacks, known as Gog and Magog.
This is a favourite surfing spot.
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