Combine a visit to the London Bridge Great Ocean Road with the 12 Apostles for some stunning views of the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. Find out what makes this natural attraction so popular with tourists who come from near and far to witness this natural wonder in all its beauty.
London Bridge Great Ocean Road: Why You Should See It
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The London Bridge, Great Ocean Road is a popular attraction that must be added to your list of places to visit on a trip to the Great Ocean Road. Located in Port Campbell National Park, it can be combined with a visit to the iconic 12 Apostles only a stone’s throw away (19km west).
One reason that makes the London Bridge so popular is the spectacular vistas that can be had from the upper western or lower eastern viewing platforms that take in sweeping views of the Great Southern Ocean. Another reason equally compelling is the history behind this popular tourist attraction.
London Bridge Collapse
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Originally the London Bridge formed a complete double-span natural bridge, resembling the London Bridge in London which gave it it’s name. At that time, visitors to the site were able to walk across ‘the eastern bridge’ that stretched across to the mainland.
On the unfortunate day of 15 January 1990, the span closer to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly leaving two tourists (Kelli Harrison and David Darrington) stranded on the outer span for several hours before they were rescued by helicopter. Fortunately, no one was injured in the event.
Best Time to Visit the London Bridge
The best time to visit the London Bridge is at dawn or sunset when the rays of the sun light up the arch in golden hues and provide the perfect lighting for viewing and taking photos of this natural wonder. Furthermore, there are fewer crowds at these times, most of whom arrive during the day and leave before sunset giving you the space and time to enjoy the attraction on your own.
London Bridge Great Ocean Road Map
London Bridge Great Ocean Road Address
Great Ocean Rd,
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