Twelve Apostles traffic management in place until the end of February
Thursday 25 January, 2018
A traffic management plan at the Twelve Apostles precinct will remain in place until the end of February to help reduce congestion and improve visitor safety.
The Australia Day long weekend and the Chinese New Year festival during February are particularly busy periods at the Twelve Apostles, with visitor numbers peaking at over 10,000 daily.
Traffic management at the Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge includes traffic controllers, additional parking arrangements, speed limit reductions, traffic-flow coordination and roadside barriers to prevent illegal and unsafe parking.
Parks Victoria also has an additional five rangers working in the Port Campbell National Park this summer to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit, and understand national park regulations. This includes rangers with mandarin language skills to welcome Chinese visitors.
Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria, Area Chief Ranger, Michael Smith:
“Traffic management over the Christmas period has proven effective in coordinating the parking and movement of thousands of vehicles around the Twelve Apostles.”
“Importantly, we’ve seen a reduction in cars parking illegally on the side of the Great Ocean Road, which is dangerous and interrupts the flow of traffic.”
“Traffic controllers will continue to be on-site over peak visitor periods in January and February to ensure visitors safely enjoy their visit to this spectacular region.”
“During busy summer periods, we encourage people to consider visiting during the morning, when traffic around the Twelve Apostles is lighter.”
Media enquiriesJosh Maher
0448 373 986
Parks Victoria media centre