Detailed Access Information to all your Coastal Trails & Lookouts
The jewel in the crown of the Great Ocean Road and the number one visited attraction in the region is the 12 Apostles.
Port Campbell Jetty
An attraction in its own right! Port Campbell’s weathered jetty juts defiantly into the bay, dwarfed by limestone cliffs and frequently by waves on the offshore reef.
Prepare to be dwarfed by the magnitude of the cliff-line and offshore stacks. The sheer scale of natural sculpting evident at this site is humbling. In local vernacular, Gog and Magog are the names given to the two offshore stacks that may be viewed from both the viewing platform and (tide and sea permitting) from beach level. These are not considered part of the 12 Apostles.
Loch Ard Gorge
Offshore stacks, blowholes and the indescribable beauty of formations like the Razorback and Island arch make this precinct the one with the lot.
London Bridge, pre 1990 was a double-spanning bridge connected to the mainland. The stack was created over hundreds of years, with the weaker layers toward the base being eroded away by wind and water to form the two bridges.
Port Campbell Lookout (Discovery walk) access
The angle of Port Campbell Bay and the offshore reefs that provide its protection are beautifully captured from this viewing platform.
The car park to the south of town offers views looking east across the wreck sites of the Schomberg and the Newfield.
Many a visitor holds a special memory of their visit to the Grotto. Spray from waves can cast a fine mist over the low viewing area; sunshine does the rest filling the air with rainbow delights. The still clear water in the open cave casts reflections in contrast to the dynamic moving water of the ocean directly behind it.
Bay of Martyrs
Are the stacks martyred sentinels guarding the land from the bold affront of the Southern Ocean or is reference made to the despicable events of nearby Massacre Bay where local aboriginals were herded off the cliff to their death? The naming divides, the views unite.
Bay of Islands
The pale limestone of this section of coast reflects a different quality of light and offers superior photographic opportunity in overcast conditions. Highly underrated!
Detailed Access Information to all your Hinterland Trails
Located in the heart of the 3rd largest volcanic plain on the planet. Brimming with history and located on the Princes Highway. A great stop or place to base yourself to explore the region.
Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf
On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction marker.
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
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.
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!