The Gellibrand River makes a virtual island of the hilltop village of Princetown as it meanders through the valley, just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean Road.
The township borders both the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks and is connected to the Great Ocean Walk via a picturesque wetland boardwalk. Princetown offers fishing opportunities in the estuary and on the ocean beaches. Look for large mobs of kangaroos on the river flats before 9am and after 5pm when they are generally more active.
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Enjoy the slow unveil of one of the world's most spectacular coastlines on a walk that weaves in and out of coastal heathland to reveal bold headland views and clifftop boardwalks. Kangaroos are regular grazers in nearby paddocks and birds of prey often use the updraft from the cliffline to hunt.
Take advantage of the 12Amorningxpress for a 7km one way walk or trail run you will never forget. To begin your journey cross the wetland boardwalk below the town viewing platform looking for the signed entrance to the Great Ocean Walk
Princetown is a hub for some spectacular coastal trail runs.
Check out these short videos and find out why the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland is the trail running capital of the Great Ocean Road.
Whether you are after lung bursting single track loops or a quiet country road for a stroll we can guarantee fresh air and scenery that will keep you coming back for more.
What to see & do
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.
Taking a morning stroll on the Great Ocean Walk just got easier. Please note that the service will finish for the year on Friday the 22 December and recommence on...
Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park
The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian wildlife in an interactive and natural way.
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park.
Fishing local Estuaries
Estuarine species to be targeted include bream, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, mulloway and short finned eel. The upper layers of water not far upstream of the mouth will occasionally yield brown trout.
12 Apostles Farm Food Shed
12 Apostles Farm Food Shed brings together some of the finest local foods either grown, made or created within a short distance of Princetown.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins
Princetown Recreation Reserve and Camping
Timboon ParkRun is a fantastic way to kick start your weekend adventure in the 12 Apostles Hinterland
A Tripartite Comedy Night
Another Brilliant night coming up. Come along and remember to Laugh Responsibly!
Get your lederhosen ready for Oktoberfest is coming to Port Campbell.