The Loch Ard Gorge is located in Victoria, Australia, about three minutes’ drive west of The Twelve Apostles. The gorge is located 3.5 kilometers northwest of The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Stairs lead down to the beach, and a pathway leads to the eastern side of the gorge.
There are numerous plaques and a small museum detailing the history of the site, as well as a rest area and cemetery where many of those who died are buried.
The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on June 1, 1878, near the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne.