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
12 Apostles Cottages
The 12 Apostles Cottages is located on the Great Ocean Road, only a quick five minute drive from the picturesque Twelve Apostles and a 20 minute drive from the Otway...
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Clifton Beach Lodge
Nestled in the sandstone foothills of Clifton Beach, Clifton Beach Lodge is a secluded country property offering panoramic views of the Gellibrand River Estuary.
Anchors Beach House
Anchors Beach House is the newest addition to the Anchors accommodation fleet in Port Campbell, on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
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...
C-Deck Beach House Apartment
Whether you are planning one night or several in the relaxed and beautiful coastal hamlet of Port Campbell, you will be absolutely delighted with your stay at C-Deck Beach House Apartment.
Eat & drink
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel in Simpson offers country style meals in a relaxed family atmosphere. Accommodation and function rooms are also available.
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 and the heart of the 12 Apostles Gourmet...
Terang Country Bakery
Terang Country Bakery is an award-winning bakery featuring a wide variety of pies, cakes, bread, coffees, snacks and daily specials.
Cobden Bakery is open seven days a week, offering a range of hot and cold food, cakes, drinks and coffee.
Timboon Provedore is a local café, offering gourmet coffee using locally produced organic milk, fresh pastries and cakes, regional wines and a larder full of artisan food.
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,...
What to see & do
Great Ocean Road Trike Tours
Great Ocean Road Trike Tours offer one of the most exciting ways to explore The Great Ocean Road.
Ocean Aztec Designs
Original and unique hand painted glassware.
The largest and most picturesque falls on the Hopkins River, Hopkins Falls are set against lush dairy country.
Mortlake Bowls Club
Situated in Tea Tree Lake Reserve, Mortlake Bowls Club has been rolling along since its founding in 1922.
COVID 19 - Visitors must carry a mask when visiting
These incredible rock formations are a sight to behold. The Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles offer a pilgrimage for visitors the world over and a visit to the famous monuments is an experience never to forget.
Nirranda Arts is nestled halfway between the Bay of Islands Coastal Reserve and Childer's Cove National Park on the Great Ocean Road, 300 kilometres south-west of Melbourne.