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!).
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Where to stay
Southern Ocean Villas
Contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Ideally located in a tranquil, landscaped environment on the edge of the picturesque Port Campbell National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, Shipwreck Coast and...
Sea Foam Villas
Offering superb self-contained apartment accommodation, Sea Foam Villas are just metres away from the beach in Port Campbell, vibrant heart of the Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
Macka’s Farm is located in the heart of this dramatic and stunning region.
Timboon Manor is a beautiful character filled house able to sleep nine. The manor has two apartments which can be opened up and become one huge space, which is able...
Anchors Beach House
Anchors Beach House is the newest addition to the Anchors accommodation fleet in Port Campbell, on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
Eat & drink
Peterborough Antiques & Art + Coffee
Sit and savour coffee and tea, fresh fruit smoothies and juices, light lunches, gf and vegetarian options and homemade treats.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
12 Rocks Restaurant
Large restaurant on the beach front in Port Campbell, located only 10 minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles and many other beautiful natural attractions.
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery offers visitors the unique experience of witnessing a boutique single malt distilling process and tasting our award winning range. We offer a destination with a real ‘sense of place’.
Pavilion Cafe & Bar
The Pavilion Café & Bar offers breakfast (8am – 11.45am) and lunch (12noon – 3pm) as well as excellent coffee and cake (all day long), 7 days a week in a roomy, modern spot with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beach-view balcony.
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.
What to see & do
Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles.
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.
Cobden Miniature Railway
Opened June 1994, the park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities and is open to the general public on the third Sunday of every month!
Great Ocean Road Private Luxury Tours
Great Ocean Road Private Luxury Tours specialises in creating designer experiences along the spectacular and iconic Great Ocean Road coastline.
Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill
We are a family operated business which is passionate about Australian fibre. We source all our of fibre from within Victoria and most within 100kms of our mill. We create hand-crafted, artisan yarns that bring these wonderful fibres to life.
Fishing local Rivers
From the volcanic plains and Otway Ranges to the coast our rivers and streams traverse a landscape of lakes, conical peaks, rainforest and coastal woodland on their journey to the sea. Take some time and throw in a line.