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
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.
C-Deck Beach House Apartment
Whether you are planning one night or several in the relaxed and beautiful coastal hamlet of Port Campbell, you will be absolutely delighted with your stay at C-Deck Beach House Apartment.
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.
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.
Mortlake Caravan Park
Mortlake Caravan Park is ideally situated within the beautiful Tea Tree Lake reserve and gardens, providing ample open space for leisurely strolls or for the kids to play.
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.
Eat & drink
Keayang Maar Vineyard
Keayang Maar Vineyard Cellar Door is currently under construction, they will be opening in December 2020. Tucked away at Dixie, between Terang and Timboon in southwest Victoria, is Keayang Maar Vineyard.
The Alcove Cafe
Please note that due to COVID restrictions The Alcove Cafe will be operating a limited menu and take away only.
12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe
12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe is a family owned and run business on the beach front of the seaside village of Port Campbell.
Otway Blueberries are farm fresh, pesticide-free blueberries which are picked daily on the six-hectare farm (from December to March).
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.
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.
What to see & do
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
Deakin's research vessel, Yolla, is equipped with highly specialised, multibeam sonar and GPS equipment. Yolla has the latest generation seafloor mapping systems, which are used to develop detailed pictures of the ocean floor.
Mount Noorat Walk
Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain.
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for hidden treasure, explore the night sky, track local fauna, learn to read history in...
Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail
Enjoy this wonderful 53km trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites, traversing a majestic trestle bridge and taking in the wonderful rolling hills and pockets of forest between Ballarat and Skipton.
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.