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
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units are spacious and well appointed two bedroom units are equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
As the closest luxury accommodation to the Twelve Apostles, Alkina Lodge is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Keayang Farm Stay
Keayang is located adjacent to the Terang dry lake and golf course on the Princes Highway in south-west Victoria.
Stay 2, Pay 1 Family Escape - Anchors Beach House Port Campbell
Anchors Beach House Family Escape.
Gather your family and treat yourself to a luxury escape.
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...
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.
Rise and Grind
Rise and Grind is a coffee and juice bar located inside Nick Hose Fitness. It uses Kazbah Coffee beans and offers an express service via the Skip app.
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.
Grass-fed beef, grown on a spectacular farm with views of the 12 Apostles. Sounds great? Try Kangaroobie Meats beef locally at Grassroots, Forage on the Foreshore, REAL and Fat Cow.
Emu Creek Deli & Gifts
Emu Creek Deli & Gifts is a warm and inviting county café offering coffee, food and delicious home made slices.
Wine @ Tilly's
Established in 1998 by David and Dot Newton. Now owned and run by the Familie Falk-Deppeler since 2012. The winery produces an outstanding selection of estate-grown red and white wines.
What to see & do
Derrinallum Community, Information and Service Centre
Derrinallum Township is very fortunate in that we own a community building in the Main Street service road, shopping strip which houses our Community Op Shop as well as the Derrinallum Information and Services Centre (DISC) Office. These services are staffed by volunteers.
With a surface area of 2,778 hectares and a circumference of 33 kilometres, Lake Colac is the largest natural freshwater lake in Victoria.
Dry Stone Walls
Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and culturally significant, diverse in form and style. Many are visible along our roads and highways.
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.
These incredible rock formations are a sight to behold. The Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles offer a pilgrimage for visitors the world over and a visit to the famous monuments is an experience never to forget.
Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill
We are a family operated business which is passionate about Australian fibre. We source all our of fibre from within Victoria and most within 100kms of our mill. We create hand-crafted, artisan yarns that bring these wonderful fibres to life.