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
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Daysy Hill Country Cottages Port Campbell provides country indulgence and spacious seclusion at the heart of the Shipwreck Coast.
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Whether you are staying for a few days to enjoy the rugged and beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Road and shipwreck Coast, or just passing through; you will be made welcome and comfortable at the Southern Ocean Motor Inn.
Macka’s Farm is located in the heart of this dramatic and stunning region.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Modesc Timboon is a beautifully designed modular style house set amongst the trees in the heart of Timboon. Modesc offers light filled, luxuriously appointed accommodation, a short distance from the attractions of the Shipwreck Coast.
Eat & drink
The Corner Store Timboon
The Corner Store Timboon is the one stop shop for visitors and locals to the the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland region.
Peterborough Antiques & Art + Coffee
Sit and savour coffee and tea, fresh fruit smoothies and juices, light lunches, gf and vegetarian options and homemade treats.
Waves Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Waves Restaurant is all about fantastic food with sensational flavours. Offering a large range of a la carte dishes with an Asian influence on many of those.
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.
The Fat Cow Food Co
The Fat Cow is open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cake, Monday to Friday and we open Saturdays during Summer months. Pull up a chair at the timber communal table, grab a stool at the window bench or fill a table with your family and friends. You’re welcome to join us anytime, but we encourage you to make a booking for large groups.
Nico's Pizza and Pasta
If you are visiting the Twelve Apostles, you are only a short drive from Port Campbell's iconic Nico's Italian Pizza and Pasta Restaurant - a local institution for more than...
What to see & do
Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf
On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction marker.
Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mount Elephant (near Derrinallum).
Mount Noorat Walk
Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain.
Lake Bullen Merri and Gnotuk lookout
A fantastic lookout. An interpretive sign describes the dynamics of the lakes and the reasons for their differing salinity.
Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles.
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!