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!).
I am sea salt kisses and first star wishes,
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Where to stay
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park features cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices.
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...
Stay 4 Pay 3 - Anchors Port Campbell
Book our "Anchors Romance" and receive an extra night on us free this year!
Package includes a breakfast hamper of local produce, a bottle of local Basalt wine and Gorge Chocolates on arrival.
Seahorse Coastal Villas
The Seahorse Coastal Villas are located only 600 meters from the beach, golf course and Bay of Islands Coastal Park in Peterborough on the Great Ocean Road and only a...
The 13th Apostle Backpackers
The 13th Apostle Backpackers is situated just five-minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles, so is your perfect home-away-from-home to explore the Great Ocean Road.
Located in the township of Terang about 212 kilometres South West of Melbourne the Dalvue Motel features 11 standard and executive suites, full off street parking, Wi-Fi, Digital television, clean...
Eat & drink
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.
Port Campbell Lobster
At Port Campbell Lobster, they pride themselves on their sustainably caught, 100% fresh Lobster supplied directly to you from these pristine waters.
Little Bit of Sweet
Little Bit of Sweet is not your average lolly shop. Specialising in old school lollies, nuts, gourmet popcorn, hampers, chocolate bouquets, slush puppies and so many sweet gifts.
Cobden Bakery is open seven days a week, offering a range of hot and cold food, cakes, drinks and coffee.
Mortlake Roadhouse is a general convenience store, take-away or dine-in. Hamburgers, steak sandwiches, country fried chicken, potato cakes, general/ your basic fish n chip lines, pizzas, a private truckie room...
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
Perzgold Boarding Kennels
Finding the right boarding for your beloved pet is highly important. Whether for a weekend or for an extended period of time Perzgold Boarding Kennels is the ideal choice for...
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.
Merrian Dennis Art
Merrian Dennis works from her 'Gnarlbine Studio' nestled within the crater of Lake Gnotuk, Victoria.
Glenafton Goat Milk Skincare
Handmade with fresh nutritious milk from their very own Glenafton Anglo-Nubian dairy goats, this Goat Milk is rich in butterfats, vitamins and minerals - creating soft and moisture rich creaminess...
Peterborough Licensed Grocers
The Peterborough Licensed Grocers is open seven days for all your last minute needs. They stock a range local produce including Schulz Organic Milk and Cheese, milk bar and licensed...
We are so much more than an Antique Centre.