Ship Wreck Coast's, Loch Ard Gorge Featuring Landscape Images of Stunning Limestone Rock Arches and Stacks
Loch Ard Gorge on Shipwreck Coast, in Victoria's Port Campbell National Park and has a couple of car parks located just off the Great Ocean Road. The coastal geology is sandy limestone with harder top layers than those on the bottom and interspersed with mudstone (marl) so the softer layers allow undermining and creating overhangs arches and stacks.
Loch Ard Gorge has paths covering several kilometres. Starting from the east car park there is a short geology walk going east. The Island Arch collapsed in 2009 so there is now one island and a stack. This is the most interesting and photogenic part of the gorge complex with good opportunities for landscape photography images.
From the west car park, the walk to Thunder-Cave is probably the most photogenic on the west side of the gorge. The gorge is the least photogenic but has historic significance and good for bird photography.