Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, the best of it all is within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath away. Charters and beach and jetty fishing options will keep serious anglers entertained while the rest of us are too gob smacked by the scenery to make a decent cast.
Tee Off - Golf Courses
Memorable golfing opportunities guaranteed to lower the blood pressure, if not your handicap! See what happens when you take a swing by the sea or a whack by the volcanic waters. Throw the clubs in the boot or contact our local clubs for a set to hire.
Feeling like getting active in the great Outdoors? Want to switch it up a notch. Keen to run like and animal and ride like the wind? Click here to plan a more active holiday adventure.
Nothing spells relaxation and good times like dropping the boat into the water. Whether you are packing the fishing rods, water skis and wakeboards, a local cheese platter, or tackle box and rods; the ocean lakes and rivers around the 12 Apostles region provide a picturesque backdrop for a perfect day on the water. When the conditions are right jump on a scenic boat charter or fishing trip for an experience you will never forget.
Trails and Lookouts
12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland region has expansive a network of walking and riding trails covering coast, lakes, ancient volcanoes and farming landscapes.
Gourmet artisan produce
Food lovers are are flocking to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail as the ultimate tasting tour. A place where food miles are measured in steps and the flavours of locally produced cheese, yogurt, berries, chocolate, fudge, abalone, crayfish, ice-cream, honey, wine, whisky, and beer provide an ideal accompaniment to a picture perfect hinterland drive.
A large coastal village located just a few minutes drive from Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. It is host to some fantastic dining experiences, shops and a beautiful protected beach and bay. Stay and see the sunset from the Jetty (there are so many sunset experiences in the area you'll have to stay a few nights!)
A rich farming community has diversified to become the gourmet hub of the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland! The village and it's surrounds are home to many artisan food producers. Timboon is a must for anyone who appreciates authentic local produce. Just 15 minutes from the coast - not to be missed!
Cobden is surrounded by undulating pastures and the distinctive features of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains, this friendly community offers much for the visitor and is an ideal place to base yourself for a Great Ocean Road and Volcanic Lakes and Plains Adventure.
Just a hop, skip and jump from the world famous 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps, Princetown is a perfect base for visitors that value natural experiences. Dominated by the Gellibrand River Estuary and with plenty of nearby attractions including the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.
Nestled on the edge of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park on the Curdies River. A great base for exploring the coast, ocean or estuary fishing or even a round of golf (we thinks it's the best view from a golf course in the world!).
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Where to stay
Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park is situated on 3.2 hectare of landscaped parkland, located at the foot of the Otway Ranges, in the middle of the rural township of Gellibrand.
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units are spacious and well appointed two bedroom units are equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
Port Campbell Recreation Reserve - Port Campbell Camping
Natural bush setting and beautiful views of the Campbell Creek estuary, Port Campbell Recreation Reserve offers a budget camping experience at its best.
The Commercial Hotel Terang
Commercial Hotel Terang is a great place to stay and a venue for events and live performances.
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful farm setting with new rooms that are semi self-contained, warm and inviting.
Eat & drink
Pombo Mart - Where Old is New Again - located in the iconic, historic Old Pomborneit Factory sheds on the Princes Highway between Camperdown and Colac.
Brendan Bouchier's Mortlake Butcher
Brendan Bouchier’s value tradition, simplicity and quality. They source 100 per cent of their meat from Australian farmers and pride ourselves on producing high quality small-goods.
Childers Cove Cheese Company
Located along the Great Ocean Road, you will find Childers Cove Cheese Company; a family-run farmhouse producing products such as pasteurised milk, yogurt and a variety of flavoured cheeses, all...
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...
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.
Camperdown Bakery is your one-stop shop for delicious breads, pies, pastries, sandwiches and sweet treats. Grab and go from our large selection, made fresh each day, or dine inside or...
What to see & do
Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mount Elephant (near Derrinallum).
The Mortlake Library is a branch of the Corangamite Regional Library Corporation located in the Mortlake Community Centre.
Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf
On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction marker.
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for hidden treasure, explore the night sky, track local fauna, learn to read history in...
Mount Noorat Walk
Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain.
Gourmet Rail Trail Ride, Ride With Us Timboon
Ride the beautiful Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail and stop along the way for a gourmet picnic