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Nature and Wildlife

You never know who you might bump into. Were you hoping to meet a few locals on your next visit? We suggest dusk and dawn to make the most of your viewing opportunities. So why not hop to it and...

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Outdoor Activities

The terrain and natural features of the 12 Apostles Coast and hinterland offer plenty of opportunities for active recreation. With lakes and estuaries for paddling, trails and quiet country roads for...

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Port Campbell National Park

The Port Campbell National Park ranges from Princetown to Peterborough. Famous lookouts include Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, The Arch and the Grotto, just to name a few... Loch Ard Gorge, site...

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View of Princetown beach and the Gellibrand River from the Great Ocean Walk

Princetown - Old Coach Road - Great Ocean Walk loop

Distance: 7.6km Elevation gained:...

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Family deating fish and chips on the wall above the beach at Port Campbell

Corangamite Sweet Summer Memories

There is nothing like the sounds, tastes and memory of summer to bring a smile our faces. Whether you are hosting family and...

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Panoramic view of the coastline , ocean to the left, moody clouds and rock stacks in the disdance

Princetown - Great Ocean Walk - Clifton Beach loop

Distance: 8km Elevation gained:...

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How many Apostles are there?

At first glance you will see 7 rock...

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Children playing on Port Campbell beach with the pier in the background

Responsible Visitation

Look after the places you love to visit, and always leave the land as you find it. Our beautiful landscapes bring a lot of joy to...

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Bicycle leaning against the lookout at Island Arch with the rock formations in the background in Loch Ard Gorge

Princetown - Port Campbell - Great Ocean Road return 36km

Cyclists riding the western end of the Great Ocean Road for the first time will be surprised by how little traffic it carries in...

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Female looking towards the Grotto

The Grotto

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...

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Footbridge across the Gellibrand

Princetown Shorty Trail Run

Distance: 4.3km Elevation gained:...

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Estuaries of the 12 Apostles Coast

Four estuaries break the vertical cliff lines of Port Campbell National Park. They provide significant wetland habitat for many...

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Shipwrecks of the 12 Apostles Coast

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Stargazers of the 12 Apostles Coastline

First time stargazers, amateur astronomers and confident cosmologists alike can all explore the wonders of our southern skies...

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Black (or Swamp) Wallabies of the 12 Apostles Coast

Black Wallabies are common in both Port Campbell National Park Bay of Islands Coastal Park and are likely to be sighted at dusk...

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Gables - Wreck Beach - Devil's Kitchen

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation gained:...

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View of trees at Melba Gully

Melba Gully

A true Otway gem, famous for its massive 350 year old Otway messmate and enchanting glow worms, Melba Gully is the most westerly...

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Bike at the 12 Apostles lookout

Port Campbell - Melrose Road - Great Ocean Road loop 40km

This is the first of our Surf and Turf loops that we will be loading in the next few...

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Close up image of Coast Beard Heath

Digital Detectives of the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland

Learn to track our sneaky wildlife, investigate the special features of our local plants and solve the puzzles left by our...

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View of rock formations at Peterborough beach

Peterborough Foreshore

The car park to the south of town offers views looking east across the wreck sites of the Schomberg and the Newfield....

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Male kayaking from Boat Bay with the cliff to his left

Boat Bay

Anybody who has ever backed a trailer needs to have a look at this ramp. Lots of offshore stacks are visible in this sheltered...

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Quick Snap Digital Scavenger Hunt

Our Quick Snap will take you to the best views and most interesting spots; just don’t expect them to be...

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male standing on the cliff looking at the rough surf

The Gables Lookout to Princetown - Great Ocean Walk

Distance: 12.7km Elevation gained:...

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Heytesbury & District Historical Society

Visitors can view artefacts and displays connected to local settlement and shipwreck history. Shop for local arts and crafts,...

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Timboon Rail Trail

A Taste of Timboon

My two young sons have just been given a choice: whisky or ice-cream. “Whisky,” says one with a smile broad as the trunk of a...

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The Wonky Stingray 43km

Plenty of options for ocean views and scenic stops on this 43km route. Best in the mornings when you just may encounter more...

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Peterborough Golf Club

9 Hole golf course with stunning cliff top views and a true coastal links makes the Peterborough course a rare treat for...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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12 Apostles Trail on the Great Ocean Road

12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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Female looking towards the Port Campbell Bay and Jetty at sunset

Rediscover the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland from Port Campbell

If you have been looking for the perfect weekend getaway, filled with picturesque landscapes, bucket list destinations, outdoor adventures and...

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Female and dingo in the foreground and male in the background

When Winter turns to Spring

This time of year is like a winter/spring hybrid. As things start to grow, blossom and warm up, there is still a cool breeze and a cosy feeling that...

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Walking Port Campbell with my dog

The tale of a breezy wintery walk around Port Campbell in the company of Rocco, my trusty...

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Eat and drink your way to Port Campbell

As a chef on the Great Ocean Road, I love seeing visitors discover the fresh, hearty and unique flavours of the region in winter. There is so much on...

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Big waves: Let the heavyweight bout begin

Late Autumn, Winter and early Spring are times for big waves, book your front row seat for a glimpse of the age old battle that has shaped this...

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Q&A with Area Chief Ranger, Michael

Parks Victoria rangers have an enviable knowledge of our region’s diverse landscapes. The good thing is, they are willing to share some of...

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How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

The Junior Ranger program is a school holiday tradition for Parks Victoria, enabling young people to get expert information about Australian wildlife...

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Female holding 2 ice cream cones at the Timboon Ice Creamery

How we became Timboon locals while on holiday

Whilst holidaying in Timboon, Jodie and her family felt like locals straight away. They attended all the local events and the kids even completed in...

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Anchor yourself in nature in Port Campbell

Are you looking for somewhere peaceful and tranquil to stay whilst you explore the raw and rugged 12 Apostles region? Somewhere you’re guaranteed...

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View from inside the 12 Apostles Helicopter looking out along the coast

5 secrets from the local 12 Apostles Helicopters pilot

As a pilot for 12 Apostles Helicopters, I get a birds’ eye view of one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines almost every day. How lucky am...

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Come as your are. Leave a little different.

A journey from a mobile device and back into the real...

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An insiders guide with Lois Dupliex

Lois runs the Lake Edge Cafe at Lake Purrumbete in the heart of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains and just a 10 minute drive from Camperdown.  It...

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Laura, Sam and the Forage Fam

Looking after our beautiful coastal environment and marine life is important to us therefore, we like to incorporate sustainability practices in our...

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The Sunshine Couple

There were homemade flat breads toasting, at least 6 eggs popping on the hotplate, the whitest of cheeses and a tiny ancient saucepan spilling over...

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Female on a stand up paddle board in Port Campbell Bay

The small things are important

To me contributing to a sustainable world is about the small things. Picking up rubbish when we see it. Always choosing the plastic free alternative...

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London Bridge

Grass Roots

A sustainable destination actively encourages its visitors to understand the area, its history and environment. Expectation is exceeded by focusing...

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Keeping it REAL

Of course I want to deliver fabulous seasonal food and great customer service but I also hope to encourage those who visit to understand more about...

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Coastal flora

A more sustainable solution

Can small change lead to big picture difference?  I believe it can. Are you up for...

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Blue water dreaming

We can all do our bit – it can as simple as picking up plastic from the beach and making sure we take all rubbish home. Plastics pollution of the...

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Eco Vision

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Dingo Awareness Centre is a park with an...

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Female looking towards the Grotto

Visiting the 12 Apostles? You won't believe what else is around the corner.

The famous 12 Apostles are one of the most recognised icons of the Great Ocean Road region, but if you’re planning on visiting Port Campbell...

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Wake up to the Iconic 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

The 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland makes for a perfect destination to spend a few days to create some real memories and fall in love with this...

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Trail running low tide Princetown Beach running on wet sand reflecting pink sky

Holiday Running!

Only a runner knows the feeling of escape and discovery that builds when you run into the...

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A deeper connection

It’s a beautiful wild place, so exposed to the elements. Surrounded by National Park and spectacular cliffs. What’s not to...

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Loch Ard Gorge

Run like an animal, shoot like a 5 year old with a water pistol

Sure we can frame a shot and have a good eye for light but beyond that our photographic skills are fairly limited. If anyone asked us (and no-one...

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Sunrise at Loch Ard Gorge looking towards Island Arch with the ocean in the background and soft pink tones in the sky

Rock Formations of the Great Ocean Road

When the sea beckons there is no better place to find a secluded beach or a stunning coastal vista than the 12 Apostles...

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Close Encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Let’s be honest: just because adults like to look at the spectacular coastal scenery it doesn’t mean that kids will have just as much fun as the...

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Explore the Charm of Historic Towns on the Princess Highway

What if we said you can see a scattering of extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and forests all within 100 kilometres of each other? Would you believe...

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Great Ocean Road Winter School Holidays

With the school holidays approaching we have explored some things to do; for the young or old, we will have an event, activity and idea to suit the...

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Great Ocean Rides

Cycling routes and tips for the 12 Apostles and western end of the Great Ocean...

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Let The Kids Run Wild on the 12 Apostles Coast

Now, where we come from, getting in touch with your family online means taking them fishing.  If you’d fancy some wild nature and quality time...

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Do Like a Kangaroo - A Tip For The Summer Season

There is nothing like an early morning photo shoot or a late evening walk to set up or round out a ripper summer’s day on the Great Ocean Road. The...

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A Treat, a Treasure and a Trail!

School Holidays are all about balance. With this in mind we have put together some ideas for you to fill up some fun family days from the Craters to...

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The Cobden Story

The Cobden Story is a series of signs that interpret key buildings, people and places around town. Pick up a map and see them...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.