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,
a promise made you'll keep
Where to stay
The Port O Call
Cosy and intimate, the Port O Call Accommodation is delightfully situated in a charming native garden on the main street of this unique fishing village.
Brucknell Park Scout Camp
A hidden gem, just a short detour from the Great Ocean Road lies the Brucknell Park Scout Camp, 46 hectares of bushland with a small creek.
Blueview Apartments are located just near the seaside village of Port Campbell, about 15 minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles.
Port Campbell Hotel
The Port Campbell Hotel has five private rooms with shared bathrooms and one private room with an Ensuite. The Pub rooms have been renovated.
Manifold Motor Inn
Enjoy old fashioned country hospitality and service at the Manifold Motor Inn, Camperdown's premier motel. The motor inn offers 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and...
Keayang Farm Stay
Keayang is located adjacent to the Terang dry lake and golf course on the Princes Highway in south-west Victoria.
Eat & drink
Otways Bistro Gellibrand
Situated within Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand, The Otways Bistro is renowned for its generous servings at a reasonable price, they are here for locals and guests.
Peterborough Antiques and Art (+ Coffee is on pause)
Peterborough Antiques and Art is for those whose joy it is to browse art collections, furnish their home with a mix of objects and art, give a gift that is a little different, or just love exploring treasures from living history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to see & do
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...
12 Apostles Helicopters
Join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via...
Martins Timber & Hardware
With timber and hardware stores in both Timboon (4 Main St) and Cobden (40 Curdie St), Martins Timber & Hardware provide tourists with the perfect centre to meet their travel needs.
Port Campbell Ephemeral Art
Port Campbell Ephemeral Art has been created to encourage everyone to get out in nature and create some mindful ephemeral art.
Triplet Falls & Little Aire Falls
A magnificent installation of raised boardwalks suspended viewing platforms and trails compliments magnificent rainforest and two sets of impressive waterfalls.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide.