Loch Ard Gorge & An Aussie Love Story

Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell and a must stop on your sightseeing tour.  It’s a few stops from the Twelve Apostles and there are stairs to go down to the water. 

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It’s a magnificent sight and a pretty breathtaking view.  It’s not as packed as the Twelve Apostles because I think people head back to town after the Twelve Apostles.  However, there is a romantic story behind Loch Ard Gorge that you might find as interesting as Trump’s inauguration speech.

Loch Ard Gorge is named after a clipper ship — Loch Ard.  The ship was stranded near Muttonbird Island after a 3 month journey from England to Melbourne.  It was supposed to be only for a three hour tour.  A three hour tour.  However, there were only two survivors, Tom Pearce and Eva Carmichael, out of 50 plus passengers and crew.  Tom saved Eva after washing ashore then hearing Eva’s cries for help.  She was screaming, “Jack!  Jack!  There’s a boat… Come back.  Come back.  I’ll never let go.. I promise.”

Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge

Now, fast forward to today, Loch Ard Gorge feels like a secluded beach if you could ignore all annoying tourist taking pictures.  There are two caves on each side where you’re not allowed to enter.  I heard there’s a half man half kangaroo who lives in those caves.  Mangaroo?

Photosphere of Loch Ard Gorge
Photosphere of Loch Ard Gorge

Lastly, Loch Ard Gorge is the younger sibling that doesn’t get as much attention as it’s older sibling — Twelve Apostles.  I personally found Loch Ard Gorge more breathetaking than the Twelve Apostles.  The Twelve Apostles were actually only Six Apostles.  Loch Ard Gorge is must see.

Lastly, Tom and Eva ended up getting married then divorce after 10 years.  They ended hating each other like all marriages then they lived happily ever after without each other.

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