The way things used to be

The Gellibrand River makes a virtual island of the hilltop village of Princetown.

It’s lazy meander reflective of the flow of time through the valley, just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean Road.

The township borders both Port Campbell and Great Otway National Parks and is connected to the Great Ocean Walk via a picturesque wetland boardwalk. Princetown offers fishing opportunities in the estuary and on the ocean beaches and direct access to National Park trails and lookouts and plenty of magnificent beaches.


Things to do and places to stay in Princetown


Staying overnight in the region means you can partake in the ultimate Great Ocean Walk 12 Apostles experience. It's simple and free! Stay midweek - Park @ the 12 Apostles - Catch the express to Pri...

Princetown Boardwalk

The Princetown Boardwalk restores an historic link from the township to the recreation reserve and river mouth. It also connects the town to a lovely picnic area and fishing platform near a bridge ...

12 Apostles Cottages

Great Family and small group accommodation just 5 minutes drive from the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps. Stunning ocean and rural views from our 2 bedroom Farmhouse and 2 x 2 bedroom ...

12 Apostles Farm Food Shed

12 Apostles Farm Food Shed brings together some of the finest local foods either grown, made or created within a short distance of Princetown. Ideally located smack bang on the Great Ocean Road wit...

12 Apostles Helicopters

Experience a breathtaking flight over the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. 12 Apostles Helicopters on Victoria's Great Ocean Road, offers you a unique opportunity to see the Shipwreck...

Alkina Lodge

Perched on a hill top overlooking the sea, Alkina Lodge offers the discerning traveller private luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.

Apostles Camping Park & Cabins

Apostles Camping Park & Cabins is located in the small township of Princetown and is described by many as one of the most beautiful locations in which they have stayed.

Clifton Beach Lodge

Fully self-contained one or two bedroom cabins sleep up to six people.

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique experience for those who seek an up-close encounter with Australian Wildlife. Take the opportunity to hand feed our friendly kangaroos, wallabies,...


Kangaroobie is a magnificent 2000 acre grazing property situated on the coast at Princetown between the Port Campbell National Park and the Great Otway National Park. Famous for the spectacular 12 ...

Macka's Farm Lodge

Macka`s Farm is quality, self-contained accommodation with fun activities for kids. Only a scenic 2½ hour drive from Melbourne, the answer to “Are we there yet?” . . . is “Yes!” Log fires, verandah...

Pebble Point

Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.

Princetown Beach

The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald.

Princetown Recreation Reserve

Recreation reserve ideally located on the Gellibrand River Princetown 6km east of the 12 Apostles by road or 7km via the Great Ocean Walk.

Southern Anchorage Retreat

Southern Anchorage Retreat is located in the spectacular Moonlight Head area, where the breathtaking views of the coast and bushland, mingle with the tranquility of nature. Located 20 min from the ...

Twelve Apostles Motel & Country Retreat

Position says it all. Rarely does an opportunity present itself to stay in such a unique establishment. Set on 8.3 acres, bordered by farmland and National Park we are the closest motel to the Twel...