The Twelve-disciple Stone Column is one of the most famous scenic spots on Ocean Road, located in Campbell Harbor National Park. When it was first discovered, thirteen huge stone pillars of different shapes stood amid the turbulent waves of the Antarctic Ocean, making it easy to associate with the twelve disciples who followed Jesus Christ in the Bible, hence the name "Twelve Disciples". The coast of this area is sandstone structure, yellow sandstone. It seems that the yellow sandstone used in Melbourne Railway Station is similar to this material. After thousands of years of wind and wave impact, the sandstone structure coast will form breaks and voids. In fact, the so-called stone arch ARCH in this area is formed by thousands of years of wind and wave impact, and then suddenly breaks down on a certain day, and then forms an independent rock, which may eventually form this spectacular scene of twelve disciples. Just like the London Bridge, which was suddenly broken, the coast that was connected suddenly broke off in one year. It may be less and less impacted by the wind and waves after many years, and finally became a big rock. The twelve disciples were originally a coastal landscape consisting of exactly twelve separate rocks, so they were named after the story of the twelve disciples of Jesus in the Bible. However, after so many years of wind, rain and corrosion of nature, there are only six rocks left, which may continue to decrease, so we should hurry to see them. But according to the principle of natural weathering and fracture of the coast, it seems that in the next ten thousand years there will be the possibility of forming a new twelve disciples.
The Twelve Apostles, situated on the ocean roadside of Victoria, Australia, is situated in Campbell Harbor National Park and has been standing on the coast for 20 million years. It was gradually formed by the accumulation of hundreds of millions of small stones and then buried under the sea. Later, the strong tide and wind finally exposed these rocks to the surface of the water and became the famous twelve apostolic rocks. Because they happen to resemble the twelve apostles of Jesus in number and shape, they are named after the twelve apostles in the Bible story. This is perhaps Australia's most legendary coast, the Antarctic monsoon, rolling up huge waves, slapping the limestone reef shore, creating a magical coastal sculpture, here, you can feel the ocean brought a different shock to the land, without standing here, it is impossible to imagine how strong the monsoon, the whole people will be blown up.
Starting from Autway, we passed through Grenale, then up Lavers Hill, where the fog shrouded like a fairyland and continued north through Grenale for about 5 kilometres, bypassing Red Johanna, where dense forests and blue coastlines loomed in sight and were beautiful. This beach is Johanna Beach, which has a reputation outside, and continues to march into narrow and lush cliffs. The highway crosses the coastal cliffs of Princetown Town and Peterborough to Campbell Harbor National Park, the famous 12-disciple Rock. Campbell Harbor National Park has a large parking lot. It passes through a bridge hole and then walks along the plank road for five minutes to the Twelve Apostles Rock. The Twelve Apostles Rock was first formed at the bottom of the sea. It was a heap of rocks left behind by a retreating headland in the sea. After a long period of erosion by sea water and sea breeze, it corroded caves. Now only seven of the Twelve Apostles have been seen. In a few years, nature will destroy these sceneries in the same way. These rocks, carved like human faces by nature, stand alone in the sea in various shapes. It is said that the tallest disciple is 45 meters tall. Helicopters are the best choice for close viewing. They circle over rocks from different angles for 10 minutes, including 12 disciples rock, LochArd Gorge, Sentinel Rock and Port Campbell. They also send a DVD for $145. Helicopters are right behind the parking lot of the observation deck. Generally, it takes three to four days to appreciate the scenic spots along the Ocean Road. There is a classic route along the Ocean Road on foot, starting from the Bay of Apollo and reaching the Twelve-disciple Rock all the way. There are also 8-day long-distance routes, which require some perseverance. Transportation: About 5 kilometers north along Grenale, through Johanna Beach, to Twelve Apostles. Scenic spots: Gibson ladder beach, Rockard Canyon, Port Campbell, beach, cliff, sea water are all different enjoyments, the seaside wind is strong, it is recommended to carry clothes windproof. Activities: There's a hiking trail on a coastal cliff near the parking lot cafe. It's a good choice to walk to wreckBeach. Food: Have a cup of coffee in the picturesque town of Princetown or a fresh and delicious seafood meal in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. The nearest restaurant is the cafe in the parking lot. The pastries are good.
This is perhaps Australia's most legendary coast. The monsoon from the Antarctic Circle rolls up huge waves and slaps on the limestone reef shore, creating a miraculous "coastal sculpture". There are stone pillars like "Twelve Apostles" with delicate arches and mysterious beaches surrounded by cliffs. Here, you can feel the different shocks that the ocean brings to the land. Twelve-disciple Rock, the most essential scenic spot of Ocean Road, nobody went to Ocean Road instead of Twelve-disciple Rock. If you want to feel the twelve disciples rock in the best way, take a helicopter is the first choice. Helicopter from the twelve disciples, flying over the coast, you can overlook the twelve disciples, the sunken ship coast, feel the great momentum of the waves crashing on the shore, and finally return to the town of Campbell, the whole process is about 15 minutes, worth a try.
After arriving in Melbourne, we started a three-stage self-driving tour in Australia. The first stage was Melbourne's Ocean Road self-driving. Twelve Apostolic Rocks are a must-see attraction. Driving along the coastline, the road is still somewhat circling, but for us who have been driving abroad for many times, the road is generally in good condition. Luck was good. It was cloudy all the way, but when we arrived at our destination, the sun came out and took some beautiful pictures. The so-called Twelve-disciple Rock is located near the town of Port Campbell. It is a natural wonder with a magic axe. The abrupt rocks formed by the beating of billows for many years stand on the beach irrespective of each other. It is said that every time we see the scenery is not the same. There is no doubt that the rocks will gradually become smaller and even fall under the beating erosion of sea water. It is very shocking to stand in front of the twelve-disciple rocks and feel the changes of the earth over time. The best viewing time is at dusk.
The Twelve Apostles, located in Port Campbell National Park, is the most famous scenic spot on the Ocean Road. It is a natural limestone assemblage with only seven pieces left. Driving through Ocean Road to the Tourist Center, it is full of cars to visit the spectacular rocks, you can also choose to take a helicopter to experience the spectacular nature at close range. Enter the tourist center, underground through the Ocean Road, through the trail, to the viewing platform, although it rained that day, but also can not stop people's enthusiasm. Looking at it, the scenery is so beautiful. Nature's ghosts and axes work hard. The twelve disciples in the distance shine with each other. The water splashes on the shore. The scenery is so beautiful that it's pleasant to have a fresh sea breeze. Although there are no more than twelve rocks, they are still beautiful. Here you can feel the great nature, fear the nature, but also very jealous of Australia, the land of God's care. Although it takes a long time to drive here, it's worth it.
Twelve Apostolic Rocks, formed by millions of years of weathering and sea erosion, stand in the blue ocean as an independent reef, because they happen to resemble the twelve Apostles of Jesus in number and shape. They are named after the twelve Apostles in the Bible story. Here is the sandstone landform, loose stone, but also because of the sea wind erosion, constantly changing the shape, constantly decreasing. Now "Twelve-disciple Rock" has been eroded to seven pieces. Watching the majestic rock turn into a pile of rubble, people can not help sighing, this world-famous beauty is gradually disappearing. So many people came to see this strange landscape with admiration. The monsoon coming from the Antarctic Circle rolls up the green sea water and slaps on the beach under the cliff. It's really "surging waves slapping the shore, rolling up thousands of piles of snow" Ah, blue sky, green water, white waves, yellowish-brown rock walls, beautiful. It makes people reluctant to leave.
When we arrived at Ocean Road Campbell Port National Park, we finally saw the legendary twelve disciples'stones, no matter not amazed by the magic of nature. Twelve-disciple Stone is a famous landmark of Australian Ocean Road about 220 kilometers southwest of Melbourne. According to local guides, Ocean Road is called the "most scenic coastal highway in the world" (and I think American Highway No. 1 seems to be beautiful too.) It is close to the southern coast of Victoria, about 320 kilometers long. It was built by the Australian government for the soldiers who died in the First World War. On the beautiful coastline, 12 broken-walled rocks formed by thousands of years of limestone, sandstone and fossils weathered by sea water stand in the blue ocean, with different forms of independent reefs. It is said that they are named "Twelve-Disciples Stone" because they resemble the twelve disciples of Jesus in number and shape. But now it seems that there are only seven or eight left.
In the morning from the hotel to the twelve stones, God did not give face gloomy face, make everyone's mood has also become depressed. Before we got to the seaside, we were shocked by the sight: the sea was shining like amber from shallow to deep, and the huge stone pillars stood silently in the water, like the ancestors telling you about the past. On the white beach, seagulls play with people, and the sea breeze stirs up waves. If you have enough time, you'd better stay here a little longer. If you are brave, you can choose to take a helicopter to overlook the whole scenic area from the air. That kind of visual impact will be more intense!
The Twelve Apostles is a famous landmark of Ocean Road. In fact, it is 12 sandstone stones that stand out on the sea surface of the South Pacific Ocean. After thousands of years of baptism of sea waves and sea breezes, the 12 rocks with different expressions are carved like human faces by nature, which seem sad, gentle and skillful. Because it resembles the twelve disciples of Jesus in number and shape, it has a good name "the twelve disciples'stone". Up to now, there are only seven and a half of the 12 rock walls that have been impacted by the waves for many years. The wind on the cliff by the sea was so great that I had to put on my coat again. The sun was so hot that it split up. The pictures taken with the stones could not be seen at all. My hair was up....