Twelve Apostles lookout

Parks Victoria / Great Ocean Road, Australia

Victoria’s world-famous Twelve Apostles is ready to welcome millions of visitors to a new experience following the completion of a spectacular viewing platform overlooking the iconic rock formations. The lookout is part of the larger Shipwreck Coast Master Plan by McGregor Coxall

With wide paths and accessible viewing areas, the lookout offers new views of the stunning coastline in Keerray Woorroong Country.

The design featured strong engagement with the Eastern Maar community and resembles two ‘clapsticks’. Colours have been used that reflect Ngayook (Sulphur Crested Cockatoo) and Ponponpoorramook (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo), important totemic species to Eastern Maar peoples.

The lookout has replaced viewing areas no longer suitable for growing visitor numbers, providing a safer and more immersive experience at one of the state’s most visited locations.

Delivered in partnership by Parks Victoria and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, the lookout is part of the Victorian government’s $24.5 m AUD investment in the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan.

At the nearby Loch Ard Gorge visitor area, works are underway on another Master Plan project – a new viewing area at ‘The Blowhole’. This new experience will bring visitors up close to the Blowhole – an opening in the land that fills with roaring water from the Southern Ocean when tides and waves are strong.

Year

2024

Collaborators

  • Denton Corker Marshall
Miranda Wilkinson
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A detailed coastal map, named the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan, features various colored paths and lines indicating routes, areas, and elevations. Icons and labels pinpoint specific locations and landmarks along the coastline. Key and legend on the top right provide explanations for the map's symbols and colors.
A scenic aerial view of the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. This iconic tourist attraction showcases rugged limestone stacks rising from the ocean, bordered by cliffs and lush greenery. Waves crash against the shore under a clear blue sky, offering a breathtaking vista from every lookout.
Aerial view of the Twelve Apostles, limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. From a scenic lookout, witness waves crashing below as these formations majestically rise from the Southern Ocean with a coastal road winding in the background.
A scenic coastline view featuring rugged, towering limestone cliffs along the ocean. Waves crash against the base of the cliffs, and the coastline extends into the distance under a clear blue sky. From the Twelve Apostles lookout, greenery is visible atop the cliffs in the background.
A rugged Australian coastline with golden limestone cliffs stands against an expansive blue ocean with white-capped waves. Atop the cliffs, a modern lookout with large windows overlooks the sea, set against a clear sky with scattered clouds, not far from the famed Twelve Apostles.