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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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Sunrise over the Princetown boardwalk and the Gellibrand River

Princetown

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

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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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Bay of Martyrs Trail with the ocean on the left

Peterborough - Bay of Martyrs - steps and beaches edition

Distance: 8 km Elevation gained:...

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Gables - Devil's Kitchen - Old Coach Road Loop

Distance: 9km Elevation gained:...

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Southern Right Whales around the 12 Apostles Coast

Southern Right Whales are commonly sighted between June and...

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Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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Other Marsupials, Monotremes & Macropods of the 12 Apostles Coast

Discover our marsupials, monotremes & macropods of the Port Campbell National Park and the 12 Apostles Coast and...

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View through the lookout railing of the ocean looking east

The Gables lookout

The Gables lookout perches above some of the tallest coastal cliffs in Australia and is located on the Great Ocean Walk between...

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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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Local Artists of the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland

Bold landscapes fuel intense artistic...

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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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Misty morning image of the Gellibrand River abd footbridge crossing over it

Gellibrand River Ride 40km

Choose your own adventure along the picturesque Gellibrand River...

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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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It's our home too

Please slow down and watch for wildlife. Our wildlife has had free reign of the National Park and many townships during...

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Boating

The Southern Ocean is perilous, unpredictable and uncompromising. Some local knowledge and a reliable craft that is adequate for...

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Landscape image of the Arch

The Arch

This site is often spectacular in the afternoon when the formations to the east are bathed in a warm golden light. The walkway...

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Guy carrying female on his shoulders while running along the beach at Bay of Martyrs

Peterborough

Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions including the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands Coastal...

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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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Children standing at the lookout looking towards the ferns

Maits Rest

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Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park

The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the...

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View of rock stacks in the ocean taken from the beach at Sandy cove

Pet Friendly Beaches

There are many beaches and trails along the Great Ocean Road for you and pooch to explore and enjoy whilst on holiday, with...

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Panoramic view of the Gellibrand River

The Hill - Princetown - Lavers Hill - Princetown 65km

A wonderful little coastal to forest hill climb of 65km with a little under 1000m of...

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Port Campbell Bay from the Discovery Walk

Port Campbell Discovery Walk

The walk traverses cliff top and dense low coastal heath. It offers wildlife viewing opportunities and unobstructed viewing east,...

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Boat approaching Port Campbell Jetty as viewed from the Port Campbell Discovery Walk

Port Campbell Bay

Port Campbell Bay presents a gently sloping family friendly profile sheltered from the bulk of Southern Ocean swell. Waters...

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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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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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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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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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A more sustainable solution

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

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.