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
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units are spacious and well appointed two bedroom units are equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat is indulgence in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles.
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.
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flashpackers
Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flash Packers is an original fishing shack built in 1901, lovingly renovated to suit today’s traveller.
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.
Timboon House & Stables
Come and enjoy The Stables accommodation and famous gardens at Timboon House. The beautiful property, listed by the National Trust and Heritage Victoria, is located just outside historic Camperdown.
Eat & drink
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.
Grassroots Deli Cafe
Grassroots Deli Cafe serves freshly cooked food using local and regional produce in both sweet and savoury dishes. There are also a range of Australian made products in the retail section.
The Fat Cow Food Co.
The Fat Cow Food Co. provides fresh and wholesome café food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce.
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...
Gorge Chocolates is just minutes from the 12 Apostles. For over 16 years, they have been well renowned for their delicious, hand made Belgian chocolate treats.
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...
What to see & do
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…
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
Alderwood Speakers handcraft some of the most unique speakers in the world, right here in the South-West of Victoria.
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.
Lake Purrumbete is an attractive volcanic lake that fishes well for trout and chinook salmon. With an average depth of 45m and a maximum depth of 60m it offers good angling opportunities from bank and boat.
Hit The Road Tours
Hit The Road Tours is a passionate small groups tour operator who creates remarkable moments and unforgettable experiences.