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The first stop in Port Campbell National Park…. Gibson Steps
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The amazing view at Gibson Steps; an area of cliffs on the Southern coast of Australia
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Walking down the steep steps that descend to the sandy beach below
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Look at the sheer limestone cliffs that rise about 70m above lovely beach
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Ascophyllum nodosum washed ashore on the fine sandy beach. This brown seaweed form single bladders centrally in long, strap like fronds & reproduction takes place in the beautiful yellow receptacles during Spring
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Mog, one of the 2 prominent rock stacks that are seen from the beach at Gibson Steps
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This beach is popular for fishing & surfing but cautions for rip tides, undertow at the wave breaking zone & the occasional shark is advised
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A full view of the Gibson Steps which is a staircase that leads down to a long stretch of beach which was believed to be carved into the cliff by the original inhabitants the Kirrae Whurrong & later maintained by a local settler, Hugh Gibson
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The winds are pretty strong & the surfs are getting bigger, with the tide pushing further inshore. I thought for a moment…. I should not wander too far off or I might have to scramble back to safety at the Gibson Steps
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Gog & Magog (hidden behind) are stand alone limestone rock stacks that have been pounded by wave, weather & wind erosion over millions of years
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Gibson Steps is about 2km away from Port Campbell & the 12 Apostles
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A great spot to visit with fantastic views, matched with beautiful sunny weather

 

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