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.
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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
Sea Foam Villas
Sea Foam Villas offer visitors a luxurious-relaxing stay to complement their sightseeing adventures along the Great Ocean Road.
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax, unwind and inhale the beauty of all that nature has to offer.
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Anchors Beach House
Anchors Beach House is the newest addition to the Anchors accommodation fleet in Port Campbell, on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
Camp Cooriemungle is fully accredited by Australian Camps Association as a venue that is suitable for both small and larger groups. Predominantly the host to many school camps, we also have room for family groups.
Book 3 Nights - Pay for 2 @ Peterborough House
We are re-opening the iconic Peterborough House Motel. Book directly through our website and enter the Promo Code "3FOR2" and receive one nights FREE accommodation.
Eat & drink
Timboon Cheesery is the home of handmade farmhouse cheese from third generation cheese makers. Come and sample award winning dairy and cheeses from Schulz Organic Dairy and an arrangement of...
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.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
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.
Peterborough Antiques & Art + Coffee
***Due to Reopen in September 2020***
Sit and savour coffee and tea, fresh fruit smoothies and juices, light lunches, gf and vegetarian options and homemade treats.
Sow and Piglets Microbrewery
From its rugged coastline to the renowned 12 Apostles nearby, through to its wonderful village streets and perfect beach, Port Campbell is the ideal place to brew beer.
What to see & do
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The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once again into the limestone cliffs that characterize the area. Offshore reefs mark the final resting place of the Schomberg and the Newfield.
Mortlake Bowls Club
Situated in Tea Tree Lake Reserve, Mortlake Bowls Club has been rolling along since its founding in 1922.
Great Ocean Road Trike Tours
Great Ocean Road Trike Tours offer one of the most exciting ways to explore The Great Ocean Road.
Mortlake Caremore Pharmacy
Set in a small country town lays a pharmacy filled with gifts, healthcare, and great friendly advice. Only too happy to help discuss your medication or health concerns.
Crater to Coast Bicycle Hire
Crater to Coast Bicycle Hire has a family adventure waiting just for you. The locally run business is conveniently located in Timboon, just 15 minutes from Great Ocean Road.