I am a force to be reckoned with, an artist at work.
I am the storm carved coastline, the beauty in the wreckage
Let the rise and fall of the sun dictate time as you take to the trail by foot or bike. With the pace slowed to a gentle march, spot the subtleties of natures master strokes on a canvas that includes sight, sound, smell and touch. Coast and crater, sea and sand, self-transformation is inevitable.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Choose your own adventure
There are so many great things to see in the region or on your way to the 12 Apostles - why not try something different?
Some people spend a day in the region - we think you really need a month! We got some ideas for the best things to see around the 12 Apostles in 3, 5 or 7 days.
Try something different
There is so much more to the 12 Apostles & Hinterland than most people realise. Get active in natures playground!
EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED
12 Apostles at dusk & dawn
Sunset at the 12 Apostles is known as "Golden Hour" - this is the moment you know you can't come back the same
12 Apostles Gourmet Trail
From snails to ice-cream, cheese to whiskey, wine, berries and chocolate, the 12 Apostles Gourmet trail provide something for everybody's taste buds!
Shipwreck coast bays and monoliths
If you think the 12 Apostles are spectacular don't just stop there! Explore the other bays and the lesser-known spots along the coast nearby
SEE A LITTLE BIT MORE
Port Campbell Discovery Walk
An option for those that want to experience some beautiful and dramaticcoastal scenery on foot, the Port Campbell Discovery Walk provides an easy option...
Crater to Coast Trail
Take to the peddles and enjoy the majestic open spaces of the hinterland at a slower pace and breath in the fresh, country air.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is less visited but some say just as spectacular as the 12 Apostles themselves. These larger monoliths near Peterborough shouldn't be missed
Plan your stay
The local Visitor Information Centre team can help you plan and book to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Book here or call 1300 137 255 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the Great Ocean Walk
Discover some of Australia's most scenic coastal walking trails, explore towering sea cliffs and tranquil bays. Carefully select manageable sections of trail, or uncover every inch of the 8 day, 104km hike.
Plan your Day
A suite of diverse adventures awaits those with the spirit to explore. Follow some of the day itineraries to discover the secrets of the coast, craters, lakes and villages surrounding the Twelve Apostles.
Meet Local Artists
Bold landscapes fuel intense artistic vision. Discover the new wave of musicians, painters glass workers, photographers and sculptures inspired by the dramatic vistas of land, sea and river.
Fabulous Family Fun
Bring your family to play in nature's greatest theme park. Navigate for hidden treasures, explore the night's sky, meet the local wildlife, learn to read history in rocks and use your detective skills to uncover the secrets of our southern landscape.
Get in touch with the region's history
Ancient in design and dramatic in form. Visit a region shaped by water and fire, creating the towering sea stacks and volcanic lakes and craters. Learn about the indigenous and early settlers who evolved with the dynamic landscape.
Spot the local Wildlife
At sea, you may spot migrating whales, fur seals and penguins. On land, hop along with kangaroos, koalas, emus, echidnas and reptiles. And in the air, it's mutton birds, pelicans, and rufous bristlebird. Come, join and appreciate the locals around the Twelve Apostles.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the region, their cultures and traditions, and their connections to its lands and waters. We pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and future - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal people continue to play in the region.