Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre

Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre

Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Follow the yellow and blue i signs to our Visitor Information Centre in Port Campbell for tips, maps, brochures and advice on how to make the most of your stay. The Centre contains a comprehensive display of shipwreck artifacts that will help bring to life the shipwreck history that is woven into the fabric of the places you will visit. Why not borrow binoculars or a telescope to explore the night sky? Perhaps hunt the wind with windhunter or grab a GPS and look for hidden signs in Crater Quest? Ask us about our award winning "free" Craters to Coast Discovery activities!
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
While this isn't the largest tourist centre you'll ever wander into it does have some interesting displays about the Loch Ard and the staff are friendly and have good local information.

If you are wanting to pick up some souvenirs from the local area this is a good spot and there are several parking spots nearby.
Written 25 September 2023
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susi s
Sydney, Australia138 contributions
Feb 2023
Mark and Nina are enthusiastic and passionate about their region. They have done a lot of homework and know so much about the area.

They are the best tourist information staff we have ever met.
Written 10 March 2023
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Brett H
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Good information on shipwreck background, however nothing on Indigenous history. That part of history has many more stories to tell
Written 26 November 2022
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Thanks, We couldn't agree more Brett, these are the traditional lands of the Kirrae Whurrong people of the Eastern Maar nation. We look forward to being able to share stories and cultural wisdom when we are able to. The Kirrae Whurrung have lived through the shaping of this scenery and their stories will be told.
Written 28 February 2023
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Tom B
Albion Park, Australia1,448 contributions
Apr 2022
Staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about the Port Campbell area, we always find them very helpful with our enquiries.
Written 6 May 2022
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jackirmic
Austinmer, Australia668 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This must be the most exceptional information centre we have visited, the displays about the shipwrecks were really engaging and interesting . The highlight was the personalised service we were given. This lead to us enjoying an afternoon cycle in the rail trail at Timpoon that we would not have found ourselves.
Written 14 March 2022
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GlobetrottingAndKids
Brisbane10 contributions
Jan 2022
Open every day. You could spend a good amount of time here checking out the displays and artefacts from the various local shipwrecks over the past couple of hundred years.
Written 25 January 2022
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julie B
Devizes, UK695 contributions
Jan 2020
nice little visitor centre with lots of historical information and pictures and artifacts. Staff were very informative and helpful
Written 1 November 2020
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C...
Victoria, Australia64,658 contributions
Jul 2020
During this road trip, this was my favourite Information Centre... because it's more than just pamphlet's and information... it's an immersive experience.

I have been to Flagstaff's light show in Warrnambool twice to watch the story about the Loch Ard and it's story. And ... little did I know exactly how far away from Warrnambool that actually occurred... the disaster occurred much closer to this little town. They have the anchor of the Loch Ard on display and other relics from the ship. It's a small, but inviting Centre. I bought another book here... the staff member was lovely and very helpful. She also had oodles of historical information to impart. I could have talked to her longer, but my Uncle was keen to keep moving.

If you are in town... I recommend a visit here not just to understand what's around to look at...but what else might be on offer that you would otherwise miss. The motor inn we were staying in had a faulty dryer so the lady who was working here on the day sent us to the Recreation Area to use their dryers. The Recreation Area offers an amazing area for campers.

Again... I can't force your hand, but if I was a traveller... this is where I would want to get information from. And ... a little bit of history to boot.
Written 1 August 2020
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Hi Crystalline, We are really pleased that you enjoyed our displays and were assisted well by our staff. We love what we do and enjoy imparting local knowledge to help visitors get the most of their stay. I will pass on your kind words to our staff. :)
Written 3 August 2020
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Azarul F
Shah Alam, Malaysia105 contributions
Nov 2019
The people here are truly passionate about their job and I would encourage people to drop by the place. I've read many positive reviews about the place and planned to drop by the place to borrow the Telescope and Binoculars. Nina was there to greet me and my small family, she took the time to patiently explain to us the attractions nearby Port Campbell area (Timboon, Petersborough) and even recommended places where we can have our lunch by the ocean. There is also a model of a Loch Ard ship which sank nearby the area and on of the ship's anchor is displayed near the entrance. If you have the time, you can stay and explore the PC area as the Visitor Info Center have lots of programs to cater for both the young and old. Oh by the way, the telescope is huge (we had to drop our luggage at the hotel first and came back to it can fit the car's bonnet. Also, both telescope and binoculars are free and you can borrow it for the night to explore the night sky!! (you have to give your credit card details as deposit). Very interesting Visitor Info Center indeed!!
Written 29 December 2019
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Hi Azarul, We are so glad that our services assisted your family to make the most of your visit to the area. Thank-you for your kind words and taking the time to post a review our services. We love what we do and the equipment loan and activity programs you describe were developed by a team that is always looking for new ways to assist and inspire our visitors. We hope you can visit again one day, until then you can view fresh footage and images from our region on our social channels @visit12apostles (Facebook and Instagram) we are starting to post more live crosses so feel free to drop by and say hi. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Nina and the team. Kind Regards Mark Cuthell
Written 30 December 2019
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Incartek
Strood, UK892 contributions
Oct 2019
The Visitor Centre was a disaster, with the thousands of tourists daily they could have done a really good job for visitors and for themselves. We were hungry, but they had nothing worth buying but a couple of packs of biscuits and crisps plus a cup of tea for $38.
Written 19 November 2019
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