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
In addition to the spectacular coastline, vibrant towns and holiday attractions, foodie's are flocking to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail, the ultimate indulgent road trip! Savour the flavours of locally produced cheese, yogurt, berries, saffron, olives, chocolates, crayfish, ice-cream, honey, wine, whisky, and beer.
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,
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Where to stay
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax, unwind and inhale the beauty of all that nature has to offer.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat is indulgence in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles.
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...
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...
Terang Motor Inn
The Terang Motor Inn is a 3.5 star rated motel. Offering 12 ground floor clean, comfortable refurbished rooms in Terang.
Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
Eat & drink
REAL Pizza Pasta Salads
REAL Pizza Pasta Salads (formerly Nico's) is an Australian pizza and pasta restaurant with many differences. REAL Pizza Pasta Salads believe deeply that your food becomes you.
The Fat Cow Food Co.
The Fat Cow Food Co. provides fresh and wholesome café food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce.
Port Campbell Lolly Shop
Port Campbell Lolly Shop sell a range of lollies, licorice, chocolate and nuts. Choose from Pink Lady Chocolate, to pre-packaged lollies from the UK and Holland, to an assortment of...
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,...
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.
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
Triplet Falls & Little Aire Falls
A magnificent installation of raised boardwalks suspended viewing platforms and trails compliments magnificent rainforest and two sets of impressive waterfalls.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
Ride With Us
Located in Timboon, just 15 minutes from the Great Ocean Road, Ride With Us offers a wide range of transport services, including local runs to tours and bicycle hire and taxis.
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.
Spence Australia stocks Australian made souvenirs and gifts. Sue and Clare Younis design and make products inspired by the Great Ocean Road.
The largest and most picturesque falls on the Hopkins River, Hopkins Falls are set against lush dairy country.