The Twelve Apostles in Australia, Victoria
The Twelve Apostles lies along the coastline of the Great Ocean Road in Port Campbell National Park that is part of the state of Victoria in Australia. The Twelve Apostles are natural limestone stacks formed by erosion from the harsh weather conditions of the ocean that gradually eroded the limestone to form caves which then became arches and colllapsed into the sea leaving stacks as high as 45 metres.
The Twelve Apostles view from far
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Vegatation along the Great Ocean Road
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Closer look at the stacks
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Aerial view over the Twelve Apostles
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The apostles were formerly known as Sow and Piglets by the locals until 1922 when it was renamed to the Twelve Apostles for tourism purposes despite only having nine stacks ever. The tallest stack which is 50 metres collapsed in 2005 leaving it with eight currently.
The Loch Ard Gorge
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You can see it but you can’t touch it
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Helicopter view over the Loch Ard Gorge
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Getting there :
The nearest international airport to the Twelve Apostles is the Melbourne Airport (MEL) which is around 230 km and 4 hours drive along the great ocean road to the attraction.