I AM A STORM CARVED COASTLINE
The Twelve Apostles Coast & Hinterland region is home to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles, but nature provides a gallery of so much more...London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Bay of Islands, and thats just a start of what you can see carved by the Southern ocean on the coast. In land enjoy the rolling hills of agricultural pastures before exploring the lakes and craters that are remnants from the regions volcanic past!
One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is The Twelve Apostles.
Situated in the Port Campbell National Park, the massive limestone structures that tower 45 metres above the tempestuous Southern Ocean, leave its visitors awe-struck in wonder at their size and beauty.
Behind the eight remaining stacks (five have fallen since their discovery) are majestic cliffs, around 70 metres high.
For all your 12 Apostles info, stop and visit the Twelve Apostles Centre before taking the walk to view the amazing Twelve Apostles coastline. The Centre offers insightful cultural heritage stories, shelter and toilets. Walk the short distance (500m) through the tunnel, under the Great Ocean Road to various lookouts offering expansive, breathtaking views.
Glorious at both dusk and dawn the Twelve Apostles, by the forces of nature has gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs which became arches and when they collapsed, rock islands as high as 45 metres were left isolated from the shore.
Interested in what the 12 Apostles looked like before the erosion? Have a peek at this....
Where To Stay
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments offer luxury accommodation at a very affordable price. They are located in the quiet streets of Port Campbell and is only a short walk...
Set on 45 acres of farm and forest, feel like you are on top of the world at 155.
As the closest luxury accommodation to the Twelve Apostles, Alkina Lodge is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Daysy Hill Country Cottages Port Campbell provides country indulgence and spacious seclusion at the heart of the Shipwreck Coast.
Sounds of the Sea Bed and Breakfast
Sounds of the Sea B&B offers two delightful double rooms which each open on to a tranquil garden setting.
Eat and Drink
Grassroots Deli Cafe
Grassroots Deli Cafe serves freshly cooked food using local and regional produce in both sweet and savoury dishes. There are also a range of Australian made products in the retail section.
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel in Simpson offers country style meals in a relaxed family atmosphere. Accommodation and function rooms are also available.
Loaf and Lounge
Hand moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and cafe trading 7 days a week. With 95% of the food being produced from in-house from scratch Loaf and Lounge products are...
Emu Creek Deli & Gifts
Emu Creek Deli & Gifts is a warm and inviting county café offering coffee, food and delicious home made slices.
Little Bit of Sweet
Little Bit of Sweet is not your average lolly shop. Specialising in old school lollies, nuts, gourmet popcorn, hampers, chocolate bouquets, slush puppies and so many sweet gifts.
The Corner Store Timboon
The Corner Store Timboon is the one stop shop for visitors and locals to the the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland region.
What To See and Do
GO Roam Tours
GO Roam Tours offers wine tours and Great Ocean Road Day Trips. They will take you door to door from Geelong, Torquay or the Bellarine Peninsula.
Cobden Miniature Railway & Mini Golf Park
Cobden's Miniature Railway Park features a 1.8 kilometres railway with bridges, tunnels, overpasses and lakes. It runs through a parkland environment, which was formerly part of the Cobden Racecourse.
Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles.
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for hidden treasure, explore the night sky, track local fauna, learn to read history in...
Great Ocean Road Tours
Great Ocean Road Tours is an exclusively private tour company. They specialise only in the Great Ocean Road, so you can be comfortable in the knowledge you have a guide...
Spence Australia stocks Australian made souvenirs and gifts. Sue and Clare Younis design and make products inspired by the Great Ocean Road.
Around the region
Mortlake Monthly Market
Pitch yourself in the pretty Market Square in the town centre of Mortlake to enjoy the country ambience as you browse the Mortlake...
09 Aug 202009:00 - 13:00
On the first Saturday of the month, enjoy beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and planes adorning the streets of Terang.
01 Aug 202009:00 - 13:00
The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton.
08 Aug 202009:00 - 13:00
Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park
Cobden Miniature Railway Park offers miniature train rides, 18 hole mini golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.
16 Aug 202011:00 - 16:00
Camperdown Rotary Market
Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month.
02 Aug 202009:00 - 13:00
10 kilometre Handicap - Timboon Distillery
Warrnambool Athletics Club are a social club, providing varied and scenic runs around the region.
15:00 - 17:00