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,
a promise made you'll keep
Where to stay
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
On the Great Ocean Road, next to the bridge and opposite the hotel. Very popular for estuary and surf fishing, cray fishing, diving and swimming.
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units are spacious and well appointed two bedroom units are equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park
Located an easy stroll to the main street of Port Campbell, NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park is only two and a half hours drive from Melbourne city.
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...
12 Apostles Holiday Houses
12 Apostles Holiday Houses has a selection of townhouses and cottages on offer to meet the needs of all types of travellers.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat is indulgence in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles.
Eat & drink
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.
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’.
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...
Forage on the Foreshore
Forage on the Foreshore is a restaurant situated along the Port Campbell beach front on the Great Ocean Road only 10-minute drive from the Twelve Apostles.
Apostle Whey Cheese
Dairy farmers Julian and Dianne Benson launched Apostle Whey Cheese on October 29, 2005. Since that day, Apostle Whey Cheese has taken out a number of major cheese awards and...
The Timboon Ice Creamery
At Timboon, The Timboon Ice Creamery are serious about ice cream. And it is serious fun. All things ice cream and desserts are on offer.
What to see & do
Kanawinka Geo Trail
Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns. Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland.
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!
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).
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.
AllTrails Cycling & Walking Tours
A little luxury, a lot of fun!
See why CYCLING and WALKING with AllTrails is the best STEP you’ll take…
Colac Botanical Gardens
Colac Botanic Gardens are a fine example of a nineteenth century provincial botanic garden, typical of such gardens created in colonial Victoria.