Destination guide

Enjoy holiday homes to rent in Port Campbell

First settled in the 1870s, Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria with a full-time population of only around 500 people, but it draws thousands of visitors every year. It’s best known for its proximity to natural rock formations, limestone stacks and sandy beaches within nearby Port Campbell National Park. It’s a great place to enjoy outdoor adventures, fine local food and drink, and an unforgettable travel experience. All of this is just around the corner from holiday homes to rent in Port Campbell.


Activities and attractions in and around Port Campbell

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Port Campbell has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures near Port Campbell holiday accommodation

There are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had near Port Campbell holiday rentals. The London Arch is a natural rock formation just offshore that was formed by gradual erosion, and until 1990 formed a double-span natural bridge. The Bay of Islands is a natural preserve with picturesque views from sheer cliffs overlooking the deep, clear blue ocean. The Great Ocean Walk offers you ideal hiking among a number of historical and culturally significant areas. The Bay of Martyrs is a 32-kilometre stretch of coastal reserve with vibrant culture, rich history and unparalleled ocean views.


Seasonal weather averages in Port Campbell

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Port Campbell

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Port Campbell. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Port Campbell Foreshores (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Port Campbell National Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Twelve Apostles (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Wreck Beach (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Bay of Islands Coastal Park (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Sandy Cove (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
How to get around

Transportation in and around Port Campbell holiday rentals

Your Port Campbell holiday accommodation is accessible by several means. Most visitors will fly into Melbourne and then take a car hire into town, which is about a 4.5-hour drive. Public transport from the airport is available via bus or train, but requires some planning. Once you’re in town, a car hire gives you the freedom to travel as much as you like, while the town itself is easy to navigate by foot or cycle. Whatever your preferred means of seeing the sights, there are plenty of options available near your Port Campbell holiday rental.

Food & drink 

Savour the food and drink near Port Campbell holiday rentals

One of the most surprising local delicacies near Port Campbell is dim sum. While most people think of it as a Chinese dish, it was actually invented in Victoria. Crab sticks are a major local delicacy made from pulverised whitefish that’s prepared to look and taste like crab meat. Victoria in general is known for its red wines and chardonnays, as well as its craft brews and distilleries. There’s also a strong coffee culture you can experience at any of the local cafes.

Essential info

What to know about Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a warm, subtropical region with an average annual high temperature of around 20°C and an average annual low temperature around 7.5°C. Annual rainfall totals just 80.9 mm, spread relatively evenly across the months. This makes it a great place to travel for a holiday. Australian English is the dominant language. Port Campbell is easily accessed from nearby big-city airports like Melbourne, though it takes a few hours of travel. It’s known for its coastal scenery, and features plenty of local restaurants and holiday rentals to enjoy. Overall, it’s a very serene and family-friendly place for a holiday trip.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Port Campbell?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30 holiday rentals around Port Campbell. From 3 cottages to 21 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Port Campbell is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Campbell?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Port Campbell. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port Campbell National Park: 51 holiday rentals
  • Port Campbell Foreshores: 34 holiday rentals
  • Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre: 35 holiday rentals
  • Johanna Beach: 354 holiday rentals
  • Twelve Apostles: 57 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Campbell listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Port Campbell?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 3 Cottages in Port Campbell. Our other popular types of Port Campbell holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 21 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Port Campbell?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 17 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Port Campbell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.