I am the blood of strawberry gems, the earthy scent of
an oozing blue, the stillness in the whisky glass.
I am the gift of fertile soil and ocean bounty.
I am the provider.
The Timboon Ice Creamery
A visitor centre is now located in Timboon for you to enjoy their luxury ice cream, sundaes and other indulgent treats. The ‘Sundae School ‘ is for visitors to learn about the ice cream making process and even come up with their own self made ice cream sundaes!
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
At the Timboon Railway Shed you'll discover gourmet à la carte dining, a provedore showcasing local produce and the opportunity to try the award winning Timboon whisky varieties.
Gorge Chocolates is just minutes from the 12 Apostles. For over 16 years, they have been well renowned for their delicious, hand made Belgian chocolate treats.
Apostle Whey Cheese
Dairy farmers Julian and Dianne Benson launched Apostle Whey Cheese on October 29, 2005. Since that day, Apostle Whey Cheese has taken out a number of major cheese awards and become an important tourism drawcard for the region.
Port Campbell Hostel and Brewpub
The hostel houses its own brewpub, serving home made beer, courtesy of our own Sow and Piglets Brewery and delicious gourmet pizzas.
At Aldo’s Olives we grow all our own Table Olives for eating and our own Oil Olives. We make real artisan Olive products of the finest quality.
Berryworld in Timboon offers a pick your own berry experience featuring some of the finest & juiciest strawberries known to man! Relax in the onsite cafe and take away some Berryworld preserves.
Timboon Cheesery - Schulz Organic
Timboon Cheesery offers traditional cheese tasting along with their Schulz Organic range of milk, yoghurt and quark products.
Dairylicious Farm Fudge
Dairylicious Farm Fudge make their fudge using all local cream, milk and butter and produce fudge that has half the amount of sugar of normal fudge. The balance of dairy and sugar make for a creamier and delicious fudge.
Wine @ Tilly’s
Established in 1998 by David & Dot Newton. Now owned and run by the Familie Falk-Deppeler since 2012. The winery produces an outstanding selection of estate grown red & white wines.
12 Apostles Food Artisans
The 12 Apostles food Artisans are a group of food producers bound by a vision of best practice production, local provenance and quality ingredients.
Of course you can find many of them on the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail but be sure to look for others on the menus of our restaurants and on the shelves of our cellar doors and local delis and pantries. Concentrated on the coast and picturesque 12 Apostles Hinterland you'll be amazed at the range and quality of produce.
12 Apostles Gourmet Trail
Small region big trophy cabinet - award winning cheese and single malt whisky. Crowd pleasing fresh local produce, handcrafted beer, farm fresh ice cream, organic yogurt, chocolate, strawberries, olives and fudge.
Most of the businesses can be visited as part of a 140km loop that travels along the coast east and west of Port Campbell. You can savour the flavours of locally produced whisky, cheese, berries, chocolate, fudge, olives...sounds like a gourmet delight. Look for the Gourmet Trail Map in the 12 Apostles brochure or pick up one from the Visitor Information Centre in Port Campbell and be sure to look for local producers on the menus of our wonderful cafes and restaurants. Yum Yum!
For the Foodies
We all know the best holidays are those with time well spent between dining experiences.
Soak up the atmosphere and spend some quality time between courses or roll out on a lawn overlooking the beach with a glass of local Pinot Gris and takeaway. Now, where were you going for breakfast tomorrow?
Restaurant, Cafe & Bar Access Guide
After all those trails, lookouts and attractions, you are going to need some refreshment.
Accessibility information regarding a number of the local restaurants, cafes, bars and attractions is available here.
Tastes of the Great Ocean Road – BLOG
Embark on a flavor-filled journey and marvel at the local produce the region dishes up, as you sample artisan cheese and aromatic wines. Pair it with some live music and you have the all the senses covered!
Find places to Eat
Timboon Cheesery is the home of handmade farmhouse cheese from third generation cheese makers. Come and sample award winning dairy and cheeses from Schulz Organic Dairy and an arrangement of...
Cobden Bakery is open seven days a week, offering a range of hot and cold food, cakes, drinks and coffee.
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel in Simpson offers country style meals in a relaxed family atmosphere. Accommodation and function rooms are also available.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
Camperdown WellNest integrates holistic health services, organic products, gluten-free food, an organic cafe with coffee, teas and chai and a range of gluten-free slices and cakes.