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!).
I am sea salt kisses and first star wishes,
a promise made you'll keep
Where to stay
Guests from Singapore to Santa Fe, Manila to Melbourne, all rave about Bellevue Farmstay, nestled in a hillside at Scotts Creek in Victoria's South West.
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.
Stay By Moonlight
Set at Moonlight Head, one of Australia’s highest coastal cliffs, By Moonlight offers the perfect holiday escape, overlooking the powerful Southern Ocean and the lush Great Otway National Park.
B&B Escape at Port O Call, Port Campbell
Treat yourself and someone special to a beautiful escape, a home away from home with a 2 night stay in our luxury king suite. Enjoy local chocolates on arrival and a gourmet breakfast provided each morning.
12 Apostles Holiday Houses
12 Apostles Holiday Houses has a selection of townhouses and cottages on offer to meet the needs of all types of travellers.
Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
Eat & drink
Port Campbell Lobster
At Port Campbell Lobster, they pride themselves on their sustainably caught, 100% fresh Lobster supplied directly to you from these pristine waters.
With new owners who have recently taken over, Kram Cafe offers a wide variety of food and drink options to dine in or take away, including sandwiches, coffees, cold drinks,...
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.
12 Apostles Food Artisans
The 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail gives visitors to the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland the chance to experience amazing artisan food and beverage destinations with gourmet cheese makers, single malt whisky, rich Timboon Ice Cream, chocolate, fudge, beer, olives and strawberries.
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...
Take a ride to Timboon and pick some of the juiciest, most delicious strawberries you will ever try at Berry World.
What to see & do
Cobden Golf Club
Come and have a hit of golf on the picturesque course- whether you are a novice or more experienced golfer you will be sure to enjoy the round.
We are pleased to announce that of 22nd December we have implemented a COVID safe cleaning procedure that allows us to recommence this activity.
Pop in to the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre and hire a set of binoculars to watch the penguins come home after sunset or for a close up view of this amazing coastline.
Hit The Road Tours
Hit The Road Tours is a passionate small groups tour operator who creates remarkable moments and unforgettable experiences.
The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once again into the limestone cliffs that characterize the area. Offshore reefs mark the final resting place of the Schomberg and the Newfield.
Camperdown Botanical Gardens
The Gardens feature three species of trees on the Significant tree registry - The African Holly, an avenue of nine Linden trees and two Himalayan Oaks. The impressive canopy also includes Elms, Cedars and Pines.
Colac Botanical Gardens
Colac Botanic Gardens are a fine example of a nineteenth century provincial botanic garden, typical of such gardens created in colonial Victoria.