Visitor figures from Parks Victoria show a record daily peak of 11,000 national and international visitors made the trip to the Twelve Apostles during Chinese New Year celebrations.

The thirty per cent jump in visitor numbers comes ahead of a call for contractors this week to bid for work to design three new pieces of major visitor infrastructure in the Port Campbell National Park and Port Campbell township.

The $6.8 million project, part of a $9.8 million plan to improve the Shipwreck Coast, will see two new visitor lookouts built on the limestone cliffs at the Twelve Apostles The Saddle and the nearby Blow Hole in the Loch Ard precinct.

Port Campbell will also gain a new pedestrian bridge over Campbell’s Creek to improve access to the Port Campbell National Park.

The Labor Government is investing on the Shipwreck coast to support the growing numbers of visitors enjoying the rugged coastline while protecting the spectacular natural values they come to see.

Expressions of interest for design services can be made via www.parks.vic.gov.au/tenders

Victorian Government Media Release 6th Mar 2017