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The Twelve Apostles

Written by Dave Peterson

On Earth, there are many beautiful natural wonders and most of them are present in the country down under. Australia is a home to a majority of beautiful places. The most beautiful waterfalls, the most scenic lakes, the most amazing fauna and flora, the most spectacular rock formations are all present is Australia. The Twelve Apostles is one such marvelous place located in Australia.

Twelve Apostles coast

Twelve Apostles by Richard Mikalsen / CC BY-SA 3.0

To describe the beauty of that place is a hard nut to crack. If you try attempt it, you will fall short of words. There is no word in the entire dictionary that could describe the beauty of that place. But, one thing is for sure that God must have been very pleased with Australia, that He has given this marvel to Australia.

Location of The Twelve Apostles

Situated 7 kms east to Port Campbell, the 12 Apostles are a group of limestone stacks on the shore of Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. From Melbourne, the 12 Apostles are just four hour drive away. You can drive through the Great Ocean Road treating your eyes with the stunning views.

Twelve ApostlesHistory And Formation

The apostles are a result of erosion. The extreme weather conditions of the Southern Ocean are quite harsh and they caused the gradual erosion of the soft limestone forming caves in the tall cliffs. These caves then became arches and then collapsed. And what left were the 50 m high rock stacks.

Earlier this place was known as as the Sow and Piglets, then the name was changed to The Apostles and gradually, The Twelve Apostles, inspite of the fact that there were only nine stacks remaining. The erosion is an unstoppable process.

Today, only eight apostles are standing tall. The ninth apostle fell in July 2005. But, this site remained one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and receives thousands of tourists from all over the world.

roock formation Twelve ApostlesThings To Do

The serenity, tranquility and beauty will never let you leave that place. The view was spectacular. This place is an amazing spot if you are looking for some peace and silence far from the crowded cities.  You can take a long walk hand in hand with your loved ones. The 1.1 km walk at the location is amazing. The place is very calm. The sand, the endless turquoise water and the sun setting, looks spectacular. You can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the place with your spouse, friends or family. To take an aerial view of the 12 Apostles, you can take a helicopter flight. The aerial view of the apostles and the great Ocean Road extending miles and miles is unbelievable. You will surely cherish this throughout your life.

The 12 Apostles look unbelievably beautiful during sunrise and sunset. There are many beautiful tourist sites located nearby like Bay of Island, Gibson steps, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge et al. You can visit these places and spend some time in serenity.

Australia is a beautiful country, but this place, in particular, is one of the best tourist destinations across the world.

About the author

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson
Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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