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We say maybe, because the action of the wind and sea is shaping this coastline on the South West coast of Victoria all the time.
And the change can be dramatic as it was when a rock bridge known as London Bridge collapsed in January 1990 and left a number of tourists stranded on what is now, maybe, a new apostle.
This coastline is a major tourist attraction in the South West of Victoria, Australia. You can do it with a day trip from Melbourne, but to be honest, the area deserves more than just a quick selfie trip.
Make sure you stop off at Gibson Steps and walk down to sea level and along a reasonably safe beach (but watch the tide) to really appreciate the rock stacks that are up to 45 metres high.
Take time also to walk down the steps at the Loch Ard Gorge. Be amazed at the sheer size of the cliffs and the narrow opening out to the sea. In 1878, two survivors of the wreck of the Loch Ard sailing ship were swept through the narrow opening, onto the beach, and were eventually rescued.
And if you want to see the Twelve Apostles from a more heavenly viewpoint, take a helicopter ride.
Email from Ben: “I plan to climb Cradle Mountain when we visit the area in a few weeks – better start training”. So I reduced my alcohol consumption to one glass of wine a night (well, most nights) and did a bit of walking (on the flat) at weekends, so when we started our trek on a fine February day I was completely unprepared for what lay ahead.