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
NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park
Located an easy stroll to the main street of Port Campbell, NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park is only two and a half hours drive from Melbourne city.
Modesc Timboon is a beautifully designed modular style house set amongst the trees in the heart of Timboon. Modesc offers light filled, luxuriously appointed accommodation, a short distance from the attractions of the Shipwreck Coast.
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
On the Great Ocean Road, next to the bridge and opposite the hotel. Very popular for estuary and surf fishing, cray fishing, diving and swimming.
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flashpackers
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flash Packers is an original fishing shack built in 1901, lovingly renovated to suit today’s traveller.
Apostle Coast Holidays
Apostle Coast Holidays offer a range of accommodation options throughout the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland. They have properties at Timboon, Peterborough and 12 Apostles.
Terang Motor Inn
The Terang Motor Inn is a 3.5 star rated motel. Offering 12 ground floor clean, comfortable refurbished rooms in Terang.
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.
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.
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.
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
Little Bit of Sweet
Little Bit of Sweet is not your average lolly shop. Specialising in old school lollies, nuts, gourmet popcorn, hampers, chocolate bouquets, slush puppies and so many sweet gifts.
Rise and Grind
Rise and Grind is a coffee and juice bar located inside Nick Hose Fitness. It uses Kazbah Coffee beans and offers an express service via the Skip app.
What to see & do
Great Ocean Road Paddock2Plate Farm Tour
Take a taste of farming life on the Great Ocean Road Paddock2Plate tour. Based on a working, family-owned dairy farm at Glenfyne in south-west Victoria, just inland from the Great...
Artist & writer, living and painting in Camperdown where she has her studio, Skye Studio.
Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that erupted maybe 180,000 years ago. It is part of a suite of volcanoes on the basalt plains of south-west Victoria from...
Visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance to put yourself on the top of it.
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.
Mortlake Post Plus
Come down to Mortlake Post Plus for all of your postal and office needs. Located in the main street of Mortlake.