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Culture, Arts & Music

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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 and the Grotto, just to name a few... Loch Ard Gorge, site of a 19th...

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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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Port Campbell

Plug into the elements and then slip into...

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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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TIMBOON - SCHULZ ORGANIC DAIRY

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Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy this wonderful 53km, 106km return, trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites,...

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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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Bike at the 12 Apostles lookout

Port Campbell - Melrose Road - Great Ocean Road loop

Distance: 40.3km Elevation gained:...

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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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COBDEN - GLENFYNE

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Swimming along the 12 Apostles Coastline

Port Campbell’s sheltered bay is patrolled on weekends and Public Holidays from Mid November till Easter Monday. Sound...

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Close up of the blacksmith plaque on the Cobden Story

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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Surfing near the 12 Apostles

Surfing and surf culture are part of the very fabric of our coastal communities. Beach and reef breaks between Princetown and...

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View of Port Campbell Jetty from the beach

Port Campbell Jetty

An attraction in its own right! Port Campbell’s weathered jetty juts defiantly into the bay, dwarfed by limestone cliffs and...

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Port Campbell - 12 Apostles - Princetown - backways link

Distance: 28.5km Elevation gained: 373m Option 1 As described below recommended for Mountain Bikes, Gravel and Cyclocross bikes...

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Great Ocean Walk Ryan's Den - Moonlight Head

Distance: 8.1km Elevation gained:...

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Loch Ard Gorge

Photo tips and hacks for the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

Sure we can frame a shot and have a good eye for light but beyond that our photographic skills are fairly limited. If anyone...

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Timboon shorty road circuit

Distance: 12.3km Elevation gained:...

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Female on a stand up paddle board in Port Campbell Bay

Stay a little longer

The real rush can only begin if you just slow down. We want you to see this incredible region in the way we do. Check out an...

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Loch Ard Trails Winter Solstice Sunset

Distance: 7.1km Elevation gained:...

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How many Apostles are there?

At first glance you will see 7 rock...

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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...

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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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Male running along the Great Ocean Walk with the ocean in the background and grey skies

Princetown - Devils Kitchen - Great Ocean Walk loop

Distance: 16.2km Elevation gained:...

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Children standing at the lookout looking towards the ferns

Maits Rest

Maits Rest is a relatively short, circuit walk virtually beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo...

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Be Inspired

Love Letters to the Land

“The more you engage with nature, the more you appreciate it; and the more you appreciate it, the more likely you are to want to protect it.” Costa...

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Community caring for land

From the tall – wet sclerophyll forest of Timboon to the coast gully thicket and riparian vegetation surrounding the coastal village of Port Campbell...

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A message from our future leaders!

We think our local students are awesome and it turns out they think you are...

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Top 5 Places to view the unique geology of Port Campbell National Park

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View of the Razorback with the coastline, rock formations and a rainbow in the background

8 Geological facts about Port Campbell National Park that you may not know

The iconic coastal features of Port Campbell National Park on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road are among Australia’s most visited natural...

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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Year 3 & 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t...

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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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Timboon - Port Campbell

Even though it doesn’t have a name yet, the trail from Timboon to Port Campbell is now open and is being enjoyed by many happy trail...

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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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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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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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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.