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!
Fancy a fine local malt whisky? Fresh local crayfish, cheese and wine, or perhaps your palate would favour ice cream and chocolate. Sample it all on the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail and take your tastebuds on holiday too!
DAYS YOU WON'T FORGET
Helicopter scenic flights, boat trips, lighthouses, ziplines, a sound and light show, up close and personal wildlife experiences, museums, bike hire, guided tours and activities. Make the most of your 12 Apostles experience.
Golden moments can arise at any time in the National Park but it is dusk and dawn that brings the pilgrims to pay silent homage along the walkways viewing platforms and lonely trails of one of the world's most inspiring coastlines.
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.
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.
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.
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. Relax, unwind and inhale the beauty of all that nature has to offer.
Port Campbell Recreation Reserve
Set on a large natural bush setting site with beautiful views of the Campbell Creek estuary, Port Campbell Recreation Reserve offers a budget camping experience at its best.
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
On the Great Ocean Road, next to the bridge and opposite the hotel. Very popular for estuary and surf fishing, cray fishing, diving and swimming.
12 Apostles Cottages
Brilliantly located, 12 Apostles accommodation, with nature's rawest, top shelf environment on offer in every direction.Family friendly, yet secluded enough for private nights away from it all!
Sounds of the Sea B&B
Sounds of the Sea B&B offers two delightful double rooms with ensuites and luxurious white linen. Also featuring comfortable lounge with wood fire, television and DVD.
Portside Motel offers ten modern motel rooms and a two bedroom apartment. It is located only 250 metres from the centre of the Port Campbell township - home of the...
Eat and Drink
Waves Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Waves Restaurant is all about fantastic food with sensational flavours. Offering a large range of a la carte dishes with an Asian influence on many of those.
Nico's Pizza and Pasta
If you are visiting the Twelve Apostles, you are only a short drive from Port Campbell's iconic Nico's Italian Restaurant - this local institution has been owned and operated by...
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is just 15 minutes from The Great Ocean Road, The 12 Apostles and Port Campbell.
What To See and Do
Gellibrand River Gallery
Nestled in the heart of the Otways in the charming village atmosphere of Gellibrand River, the Gellibrand River Gallery and Gift Shop has a large range of locally handmade works...
Popes Timboon is setting new standards for safety and comfort, with its fleet of buses and experienced drivers ensuring your journey is a pleasurable experience.
12 Apostles Helicopters
Join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via...
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...
The Arches Marine Sanctuary
Just off the coast near Port Campbell, The Arches Marine Sanctuary protects a remarkable seascape. This area is known for the above water limestone landscape, however 19 to 25 metres...
Every Sunday you can access the walk to the Mount Elephant Crater. Visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance...
Around the region
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.
Federation Western District Picnic
The banks of Tea Tree Lake will become a haven for car lovers, with the Federation for Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars holding...
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.
On the first Saturday of the month, enjoy beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and planes adorning the streets of Terang.
The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton.
Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival
Following the blowing success that was the 2017 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2018 Camperdown Robert...