Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, the best of it all is within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath away. Charters and beach and jetty fishing options will keep serious anglers entertained while the rest of us are too gob smacked by the scenery to make a decent cast.
Tee Off - Golf Courses
Memorable golfing opportunities guaranteed to lower the blood pressure, if not your handicap! See what happens when you take a swing by the sea or a whack by the volcanic waters. Throw the clubs in the boot or contact our local clubs for a set to hire.
Feeling like getting active in the great Outdoors? Want to switch it up a notch. Keen to run like and animal and ride like the wind? Click here to plan a more active holiday adventure.
Nothing spells relaxation and good times like dropping the boat into the water. Whether you are packing the fishing rods, water skis and wakeboards, a local cheese platter, or tackle box and rods; the ocean lakes and rivers around the 12 Apostles region provide a picturesque backdrop for a perfect day on the water. When the conditions are right jump on a scenic boat charter or fishing trip for an experience you will never forget.
Trails and Lookouts
12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland region has expansive a network of walking and riding trails covering coast, lakes, ancient volcanoes and farming landscapes.
Gourmet artisan produce
In addition to the spectacular coastline, vibrant towns and holiday attractions, foodie's are flocking to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail, the ultimate indulgent road trip! Savour the flavours of locally produced cheeses, yohurt, berries, saffron, olives, chocolates, crayfish, ice-cream, yogurt, honey, snails, smoked eel, wine, whisky, and beer.
A large coastal village located just a few minutes drive form Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. It is host to some fantastic dining experiences, shops and a beautiful protected beach and bay. Stay and see the sunset from the Jetty (there are so many sunset experiences in the area you'll have to stay a few nights!)
A rich farming community has diversified to become the gourmet hub of the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland! The village and it's surrounds are home to many artisan food producers. Timboon is a must for anyone who appreciates authentic local produce. Just 15 minutes from the coast - not to be missed!
Cobden is surrounded by undulating pastures and the distinctive features of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains, this friendly community offers much for the visitor and is an ideal place to base yourself for a Great Ocean Road and Volcanic Lakes and Plains Adventure.
Just a hop, skip and jump from the world famous 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps, Princetown is a perfect base for visitors. Dominated by the Gellibrand River Estuary and with plenty of nearby attractions including the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.
Nestled on the edge of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park on the Curdies River. A great base for exploring the coast, ocean or estuary fishing or even a round of golf (we thinks it's the best view from a golf course in the world!).
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Where to stay
The Camperdown Mill
The Camperdown Mill: unique, luxurious, self-contained apartments & guesthouses. Accommodation perfect for business travellers, for romantic escapes, family getaways, holidaymakers, tourists and motoring enthusiasts.
Southern Ocean Villa 9
Southern Ocean Villa 9 is situated in Port Campbell which is famous for its rugged Shipwreck coastline and stunning and breathtaking scenery.
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Daysy Hill Country Cottages Port Campbell provides country indulgence and spacious seclusion at the heart of the Shipwreck Coast.
Anchors Port Campbell
Located two kilometres from the town centre, Anchors Port Campbell offers quality accommodation in a tranquil environment. Anchors Port Campbell offers three contemporary cottages.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
Anchors Beach House
Anchors Beach House is the newest addition to the Anchors accommodation fleet in Port Campbell, on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
Eat & drink
Apostle Whey Cheese
Dairy farmers Julian and Dianne Benson launched Apostle Whey Cheese on October 29, 2005. Since that day, Apostle Whey Cheese has taken out a number of major cheese awards and...
Forage on the Foreshore
Forage on the Foreshore is a cafe on the popular Port Campbell beach front serving local fresh produce and speciality coffee.
12 Rocks Restaurant
Large restaurant on the beach front in Port Campbell, located only 10 minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles and many other beautiful natural attractions.
Pick your own fresh strawberries at Berry World!
Port Campbell Hotel
Set in the main street in Port Campbell, this traditional Australian country Hotel offering hearty country meals along with a warm atmosphere and entertainment. A range of rooms are available for those who wish to stay the night.
Timboon Fine Ice Cream
After making ice cream at Timboon for the last 18 years, ice cream lovers can now celebrate about the opening of Timboon Fine Ice Cream's new visitor centre in the...
What to see & do
Southern Traveller provide sightseeing tour packages in small groups. They specialise in custom made tours and set itinerary tours in Victoria with a focus the Great Ocean Road, Grampians National...
Mount Elephant Community Management Inc.
Mount Elephant is an extinct volcano. It is a landmark standing above plains and lakes of western Victoria. The views from the top are a stunning reward for the energetic visitor. You can see forever!
Paddling lakes, rivers, estuaries
For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty of opportunities to explore.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
Mount Noorat Walk
Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain.
Camperdown Courthouse Information And Arts
For tips on how to make the most of your visit, gifts and warm local hospitality be sure to call into Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts, located in Manifold Street.