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
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat is indulgence in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles.
Keayang Farm Stay
Keayang is located adjacent to the Terang dry lake and golf course on the Princes Highway in south-west Victoria.
Modesc Timboon is a beautifully designed modular style house set amongst the trees in the heart of Timboon.
Blueview Apartments are located just near the seaside village of Port Campbell, about 15 minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles.
Sow and Piglets Guesthouse
Boutique hostel on the Great Ocean Road, only stone throw away from iconic 12 Apostles. They are offering a range of accommodation in shared or private rooms. The only hostel...
Loch Ard Motor Inn
Loch Ard Motor Inn offers a variety accommodation styles and a prime location in the charming village of Port Campbell located on the Great Ocean Road, a short ten minute...
Eat & drink
Terang Country Bakery
Terang Country Bakery is an award-winning bakery featuring a wide variety of pies, cakes, bread, coffees, snacks and daily specials.
Visit Sweet Giftz for all your sugary needs and little sweet treats for all occasions. They stock a large range of gifts that are ideal for every age and every occasion.
Railway View Hotel
Whether you are after a casual pub meal with friends, dinner to celebrate a special occasion, or a group function or party, the Railway view Hotel has got you covered.
Take a ride to Timboon and pick some of the juiciest, most delicious strawberries you will ever try at Berry World.
Wine @ Tilly's
Established in 1998 by David and Dot Newton. Now owned and run by the Familie Falk-Deppeler since 2012. The winery produces an outstanding selection of estate-grown red and white wines.
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...
What to see & do
Camperdown & District Historical Society
Visit the Camperdown & District Heritage Centre in Manifold Street. You will find family and local history information and guided tours of Camperdown and district.
We are so much more than an Antique Centre.
Mount Elephant Community Management Inc.
Mount Elephant is an extinct volcano. It is a landmark standing above plains and lakes of western Victoria. The views from the top are a stunning reward for the energetic visitor. You can see forever!
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.
Port Campbell Shopping
Port Campbell Shopping is a locally run Friendly Grocer general store in the heart of Port Campbell.
GO Roam Tours
GO Roam Tours offers wine tours and Great Ocean Road Day Trips. They will take you door to door from Geelong, Torquay or the Bellarine Peninsula.