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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 the Gellibrand River

Princetown

Just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean...

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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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Princetown - Fords Road: Time trial loop 24.5km

Steady undulating climbs through lush farmland and native bushland for the first 12km sets you up for a steady descent with ocean...

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Princetown - Devils Kitchen - Great Ocean Walk loop 16km

Distance: 16.2km Elevation gained:...

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Port Campbell Discovery Walk (Extended) 6km

Distance: 6km Elevation gained:...

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Princetown - Old Coach Road - Great Ocean Walk loop 8km

Distance: 7.6km Elevation gained:...

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Princetown to 12 Apostles Great Ocean Walk

Distance: 7.6km Elevation gained:...

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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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Scuba & Snorkelling around the 12 Apostles

The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Arches Marine Sanctuary and the bays surrounding Peterborough, create world class...

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Princetown Shorty Trail Run 4.3km

Distance: 4.3km Elevation gained:...

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Couple walking amongst the Californian Redwoods

The Redwoods

This 85 year old plantation of Californian Redwoods has become a favourite local picnic area, the muffled sound and lack of...

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Gables - Devil's Kitchen - Old Coach Road 9km

Distance: 9km Elevation gained:...

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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...

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Loch Ard Trails Winter Solstice Sunset 7.1km

Distance: 7.1km Elevation gained:...

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View of 12 Apostles at sunrise with a rainbow behind a rock stack

Naming the 12 Apostles

From Piglets to...

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Girl standing on a fallen tree trunk with the falls in the background

Beauchamp Falls

Adventurous walkers are treated to a base level view of a long drop falls. Easily identifiable by the distinctive crossed logs...

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Cobden Pioneer Park

Cobden Pioneer Park is open to the public on the third Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm. It is also available for hire for...

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Female standing on the Port Campbell beach looking towards the jetty

Port Campbell

Plug into the elements and then slip into...

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The Gables Lookout to Princetown - Great Ocean Walk 12.7km

Distance: 12.7km Elevation gained:...

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Paddling in the Ocean

Knowledge of local swell, sea, wind, prevailing conditions and sound judgment is necessary for safe experiences in this area....

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Alan Marshall Discovery Trail

Invoke, warm nostalgia and a flood of schoolyard memories on the Alan Marshall Discovery...

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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The Sunshine Couple

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The small things are important

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Grass Roots

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Keeping it REAL

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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

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