Couples Short Break
With tall trees, bold flavours, bucket list ticks, trails, and indulgence for days. Timboon has all the ingredients for a romantic short break wrapped up in a neat package just 17km north of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Browse our suggestions for an extra-long weekend or take the opportunity to escape the everyday on a sneaky midweek break to remember.
Day 1 Morning
Breakfast Options and a Picnic Ride for Lunch
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.
Gourmet Rail Trail Ride, Ride With Us Timboon
Ride the beautiful Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail and stop along the way for a gourmet picnic
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery. Construction to extend the trail to the coast at Port Campbell has commenced and is anticipated to be completed by December 2021.
A salty afternoon
The Arch perches precariously mounted on a harder rock platform proud of the water in small to medium swell. In large swells its formation becomes more evident as waves mount the platform, thick heavy tomes gliding sleekly through the opening and cascading out the other side.
London Bridge, pre 1990 was a double-spanning bridge connected to the mainland. The stack was created over hundreds of years, with the weaker layers toward the base being eroded away by wind and water to form the two bridges.
Many a visitor holds a special memory of their visit to the Grotto. Spray from waves can cast a fine mist over the low viewing area; sunshine does the rest filling the air with rainbow delights. The still clear water in the open cave casts reflections in contrast to the dynamic moving water of the ocean directly behind it.
Beaches to the immediate west of Peterborough Township are characterized by sheltered coves, grottos and offshore stacks. The constant twisting and turning of the shoreline means you can find relative shelter in most conditions.
Peterborough - Bay of Martyrs Trail
A wonderful cliff top trail from Peterborough Golf Course, through Halladale Point where you can view where the Falls of Halladale was wrecked, along to the Bay of Martyrs car...
Bay of Islands
The pale limestone of this section of coast reflects a different quality of light and offers superior photographic opportunity in overcast conditions. Highly underrated!
Anybody who has ever backed a trailer needs to have a look at this ramp. Lots of offshore stacks are visible in this sheltered bay.
If you dare and Artistic flair
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...
Timboon Art Gallery
Australian art and design brought to you from the thriving township of Timboon. Timboon Art Gallery hosts a number of local and regional artists.
Peterborough Antiques and Art
Cook up a storm with fresh local ingredients or put together an evening tasting platter to enjoy after dinner
Eat, Drink & Repeat
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.
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.
Sunset dreaming - share a moment to remember in a place you will never forget!
Day 2: Morning
Sunrise on the edge
Dingoes, tall trees and tasty treats!
Rainforest & Waterfalls
Access the emerald depths at a selection of rainforest and waterfall trails and lookouts within the Great Otway National Park.
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...
Dairylicious Farm Fudge
Dairylicious Farm Fudge is a taste of the South West Victoria using buttercream and milk powder. Using all Australian products they are open every day. They have a unique fudge hand made with all Australian products. All the dairy used is fresh and from the South West of Victoria.
Schulz Organic Creamery and Cafe
You’re always welcome at Schulz Organic Creamery & Cafe – the home of Schulz Organic Dairy.
Handpicked - hand crafted - paddock to plate!
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.
Keayang Maar Vineyard
Keayang Maar Vineyard Cellar Door is now open. Tucked away at Dixie, between Terang and Timboon in southwest Victoria, is Keayang Maar Vineyard.
Great Ocean Road Paddock2Plate Farm Tour
Take a taste of farming life on the Great Ocean Road Paddock2Plate tour. Based on a working, family-owned dairy farm at Glenfyne in south-west Victoria, just inland from the Great...
Browse, bridge, beach time, dinner and sunset!
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!)
Port Campbell Trading Company
Port Campbell Trading Company is a quirky little coastal shop with an eclectic mix of surf hardware, surf and fashion clothing, accessories, footwear, jewellery, Australian crafts, giftware and more.
Spence Australia stocks Australian made souvenirs and gifts. Sue and Clare Younis design and make products inspired by the Great Ocean Road.
Port Campbell Shopping
Port Campbell Shopping is a locally run Friendly Grocer general store in the heart of Port Campbell.
Port Campbell suspension bridge
The impressive Port Campbell suspension bridge is in fact the third suspension bridge constructed to provide community and visitor access across the Campbell's creek estuary.
Port Campbell Lolly Shop
Port Campbell Lolly Shop sells a wide range of tantalising treats to tempt the taste buds, including lollies, licorice, chocolate and nuts.
Port Campbell Jetty
An attraction in its own right! Port Campbell’s weathered jetty juts defiantly into the bay, dwarfed by limestone cliffs and frequently by waves on the offshore reef.
Port Campbell Discovery Walk
The walk traverses cliff top and dense low coastal heath. It offers wildlife viewing opportunities and unobstructed viewing east to Sentinel Rock and the 12 Apostles. Look out for wildlife...
Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, the best of it all is within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath away.
Surfing and surf culture are part of the very fabric of our coastal communities. Beach and reef breaks between Princetown and Peterborough offer waves that seriously challenge the most experienced surfer. Our general advice is to leave your boards strapped to the roof of your car and keep your wetsuits dry.
Heytesbury & District Historical Society
Visitors can view artefacts and displays connected to local settlement and shipwreck history. Shop for local arts and crafts, talk to our wonderful volunteers and view an extensive photo library capturing topics as diverse as local surf culture and historic farming methods.
Sunset over Sea just for you and me!
RUN LIKE AN ANIMAL, SHOOT LIKE A 5 YEAR OLD WITH A NEW WATER PISTOL
When the scenery is this good being in the the right place at the right time will often beat equipment and technique.
Coastal Trails & Lookouts
Be sure to explore the depth of attraction that lies behind the hallmark sites. For family fun see Craters to Coast Discovery. Dusk and dawn provides the best viewing opportunities for many major attractions including the 12 Apostles.
Loch Ard Gorge Sunset Trails
Why walk to one lookout when you can run to 15? Where else would you want to spend winter solstice than running trails in the wild heart of Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Put a sunset run at Loch Ard Gorge on your bucket list.
Peaks, Lakes & Trails
Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns
Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland