The Gellibrand River makes a virtual island of the hilltop village of Princetown as it meanders through the valley, just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean Road.
The township borders both the Great Otway and Port Campbell 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. Look for large mobs of kangaroos on the river flats before 9am and after 5pm when they are generally more active.
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Enjoy the slow unveil of one of the world's most spectacular coastlines on a walk that weaves in and out of coastal heathland to reveal bold headland views and clifftop boardwalks. Kangaroos are regular grazers in nearby paddocks and birds of prey often use the updraft from the cliffline to hunt.
Take advantage of the 12Amorningxpress for a 7km one way walk or trail run you will never forget. To begin your journey cross the wetland boardwalk below the town viewing platform looking for the signed entrance to the Great Ocean Walk
Princetown is a hub for some spectacular coastal trail runs.
Check out these short videos and find out why the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland is the trail running capital of the Great Ocean Road.
Whether you are after lung bursting single track loops or a quiet country road for a stroll we can guarantee fresh air and scenery that will keep you coming back for more.
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