Gibson Steps and Gibson Steps Beach

Port Campbell National Park

A walk down the 89 Gibson Steps down to the beach with the opportunity to see the monoliths Gog and Magog up close.

No Toilets
No Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted

Getting there

A kilometre west of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road or park at the 12 Apostles and walk 1.1km along the track.


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Route/Trail notes

Fromnthe Gibson Steps carpark walk past the lookout to the steps, then along the beach. Note that this walk is closed when the tide comes up high enough that it is unsafe. It is best to plan your visit around low tide for best access to the beach.



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Gibson steps are not as hard as you think. From the top you will have a beautiful view of the ocean and 2 pillars, if you descend the 86 steps you will reach the beach, where you can look closely at the 2 giant limestone pillars Gog and Magog. Dion and myself walked along the beach, it was beautiful and not too busy. I thought to swim but the wives were pretty strong so l changed my mind...going back up the stairs was easy

Daniela Paroletti on 22 Jan, 2022

The walk down the stairs was easier than expected but the sand is quite soft making walking hard work. Never the less Gog and Magog are very very impressive up close.

Ian and Sue on 6 Jan, 2020


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