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!).
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Where to stay
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Blueview Apartments are located just near the seaside village of Port Campbell, about 15 minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles.
Eastern Reef Cottages
Welcome to Eastern Reef Cottages, Port Campbell accommodation in the heart of the Shipwreck Coast and home of the 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road.
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Winter Getaway with By Moonlight & Anchors Port Campbell
Experience the Otways & 12 Apostles with a Winter Getaway at By Moonlight & Anchors Port Campbell.
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.
Eat & drink
Cobden Bakery is open seven days a week, offering a range of hot and cold food, cakes, drinks and coffee.
Berry World, Timboon is just 15 minutes inland from the Great Ocean Road. Here you will find the best sun-ripened strawberries you will ever taste.
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel in Simpson offers country style meals in a relaxed family atmosphere. Accommodation and function rooms are also available.
Peterborough Antiques and Art (+ Coffee is on pause)
Temporarily closed - 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.
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
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.
What to see & do
Skydive 12 Apostles
Skydive 12 Apostles offers Australia's most spectacular skydive. Take off from the Great Ocean Road Airport, take it all in as you jump from 14,000 feet over one of the...
The largest and most picturesque falls on the Hopkins River, Hopkins Falls are set against lush dairy country.
Geotours is based in Port Fairy specialising in escorted travel along the western Great Ocean Road and its volcanic hinterland.
Scott Wilkinson – Alderwood speakers
Alderwood speakers have achieved incredible things in a short time and are fast gaining ground in the venue, home entertainment and marine industries.
The Arches Marine Sanctuary
Just off the coast near Port Campbell, The Arches Marine Sanctuary protects a remarkable seascape. This area is known for the above water limestone landscape, however 19 to 25 metres...
Mount Elephant Community Management Inc.
Mount Elephant is an extinct volcano. It is a landmark standing above plains and lakes of western Victoria. The views from the top are a stunning reward for the energetic visitor. You can see forever!