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
Keayang Farm Stay
Keayang is located adjacent to the Terang dry lake and golf course on the Princes Highway in south-west Victoria.
The 13th Apostle Backpackers
The 13th Apostle Backpackers is situated just five-minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles, so is your perfect home-away-from-home to explore the Great Ocean Road.
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments offer luxury accommodation at a very affordable price. They are located in the quiet streets of Port Campbell and is only a short walk...
Southern Ocean Villas
Contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Ideally located in a tranquil, landscaped environment on the edge of the picturesque Port Campbell National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, Shipwreck Coast and...
Port Central Apartments
The Port Central Apartments offer self-contained accommodation for 1-2 guests located in central Port Campbell, a one minute walk from the beach, local cafes, bars and shops.
Arabella Country House
Arabella Country House is a modern homestead set in relaxing gardens on beef cattle property, very close to the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.
Eat & drink
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
Grass-fed beef, grown on a spectacular farm with views of the 12 Apostles. Sounds great? Try Kangaroobie Meats beef locally at Grassroots, Forage on the Foreshore, REAL and Fat Cow.
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
Welcome to the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, just 15 minutes inland from The Great Ocean Road, the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell.
12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe
12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe is a family owned and run business on the beach front of the seaside village of Port Campbell.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
The Little Acorn Cafe
The Little Acorn Café in the former Maternal and Child Health Centre in Terang, next door to the library and playground.
What to see & do
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
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Great Ocean Road Tours
Great Ocean Road Tours is an exclusively private tour company. They specialise only in the Great Ocean Road, so you can be comfortable in the knowledge you have a guide...
Port Campbell Ephemeral Art
Port Campbell Ephemeral Art has been created to encourage everyone to get out in nature and create some mindful ephemeral art.
Paddling lakes, rivers, estuaries
For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty of opportunities to explore.
12 Apostles Biplane Flights
Soar over the spectacular Shipwreck Coast in an open cockpit biplane. See it all from the 12 Apostles to the Bay of Islands.