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YOU’RE WELCOME I AM A WILD REMINDER YOU’RE ALIVE. The 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland will forever change you. Set your spirit free in a natural world of breathtaking beauty and a coastline being constantly resculpted. While the relentless power of the Southern Ocean sculpts a coastline that stretches beyond sight you can let go of the day to day to be immersed in the extraordinary. Feel dwarfed by vast ocean panoramas and giant offshore sea stacks. Lick salt spray from your lips and be lost (and found) in moments of pure connection – wildlife encounters, endless wave-watching, sunset over the 12 Apostles. Shape your own adventure in a land brimming with flavours of the earth and ocean. The 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland is a special place and we invite you to #TreasureTheLandWeLove


HINTERLAND GET TO THE HEART OF OUR HINTERLAND. Head inland for lush green pastures, fertile soils and farmgates flaunting local produce and artisan fare. Let a gourmet experience at the source transform you – ruby red strawberries, handmade cheeses and single malt whisky dance through local menus. Let country towns charm you, cycle a rail trail less travelled, behold the volcanic lakes and plains, shape-shifted by nature’s power into mountains waiting to be climbed and lakes brimming with a fisherman’s bounty. Stay a few days and let this magical place and its people renew and revitalise your spirit.


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I AM THE STORM-CARVED COASTLINE, THE BEAUTY OF THE WRECKAGE. 12 Apostles Coast is soul-stirring and mystical. Follow your instincts and carve your own adventure. Explore the favourites – 12 Apostles, Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge and The Grotto. Then go deeper to the wilds of Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands Coastal Park where you can ogle the ocean from an empty lookout and ponder your place in the world. There are dozens of lookouts and beaches where you can pause, gaze out and reflect. Amble along the Port Campbell Jetty for a jawdropping bay perspective. Chance upon wildlife and unobstructed views of Sentinel Rock and the 12 Apostles on the 3.8km Port Campbell Discovery Walk. Wander the boardwalk at the Gellibrand River in Princetown or continue to the 12 Apostles along the last 7kms of the Great Ocean Walk from here. Take the 350 steps down to Wreck Beach for eerie reminders of the sea’s treachery (anchors only accessible during low tides and calm seas).


NATURE’S GIFTS > Take the 1.2km trail from the 12 Apostles car park. Climb 86 cliff-stairs down the Gibson Steps to beach level to be dwarfed by epic cliff line and offshore stacks. > Retreat to a secluded beach with just you and your thoughts. Nest in a secret sandy cove amidst towering cliffs at Murnanes Bay in the Bay of Islands Coastal Park. | parkweb.vic.gov.au > Strap into the best seat in the house – on a scenic chopper flight to appreciate the big picture, wide-angle view of the stunning 12 Apostles Coast. | 12apostleshelicopters.com.au > Reenergise body + soul at Loch Ard Gorge, where the limestone walls of time create unexpected sanctuary in the coastal drama. > Grab a map at the Port Campbell Info Centre and take to the 12 Apostles Artisan Trail - dine in Port Campbell or the gourmet hub of Timboon where menus hero local produce. > Tick off a dusk and dawn pilgrimage to the 12 Apostles or other coastal lookouts to be mesmerised by sunset and sunrise magic.


Port Campbell Shopping

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Providing all your travelling needs: • Groceries • Souvenirs • Australia Post • Liquor • Camping and fishing • ATM located in store • Newsagency • DVD hire • Bait and tackle • Meat, fruit and vegetables • Confectionery, ice-cream and drinks A: 23 Lord St, Port Campbell T: 03 5598 6379

Peterborough Licenced Grocer

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Peterborough Licensed Grocer is open 7 days for all your last minute needs. Large range of bait, fishing tackle and licences and all your grocery and milk bar items. Liquor supplies, including wine, beer and spirits. Golf club hire available. Come for a game of golf at our 9-hole course. The beautiful beaches are popular for paddling, picnicking and fishing bream, mullet, salmon and crayfish. Close to Peterborough Coastal Reserve, the Bay of Islands and the Bay of Martyrs. A: 16 Macs St, Peterborough T: 03 5598 5225

Timboon Pharmacy

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For all your holiday family health needs. Timboon Pharmacy is located just 17km north of Port Campbell and Peterborough in the main street of Timboon. Servicing Port Campbell, Princetown, Peterborough, Timboon and the Great Ocean Road. Open 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday Open 10am-2pm Saturday A: 15 Main St, Timboon T: 03 5598 3038


Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

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Just 15 minutes inland from the Twelve Apostles, the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is housed in a renovated railway goods shed dating back to 1910. Sample our single malt whiskies, premium spirits and liqueurs, all made onsite. Enjoy an ‘Aussie Block’ whisky or gin paddle whilst relaxing over our regional lunch menu, designed for sharing. With a broad range of artisan local produce for sale, the distillery is a must visit destination with a real ‘sense of place’. A: 1 Bailey St, Timboon T: 03 5598 3555 E: info@timboondistillery.com.au timboondistillery.com.au

Waves Restaurant & Suites

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Situated on the Great Ocean Road just a short drive from the iconic Twelve Apostles, Waves Restaurant offers full dining in their café bar restaurant with a wide range of fresh seafood and local produce from the region. Waves also offers the traveller intimate boutique style accommodation with warm country hospitality. Comprising queen suites and king spa suites with private balconies and some sea views. A: 29 Lord St, Port Campbell T: 03 5598 6111 E: waves@westvic.com.au wavesportcampbell.com.au

Alkina Lodge

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Alkina Lodge offers private, fully self-contained luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. As the closest luxury accommodation to the iconic 12 Apostles, Alkina Lodge boasts views of the Southern Ocean and surrounding native bushland and is home to a mix of incredible Australian wildlife. Each of the three architecturally designed four bedroom lodges accommodates up to eight guests and is complemented by 5 star décor and furnishings. A: 35 Parkers Access Track, Wattle Hill M: 0401 056 031 E: info@alkinalodge.com.au alkinalodge.com.au


Anchors Port Campbell

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Award-winning 41/2 star fully accredited self-catering couples accommodation nestled into the limestone hills above Port Campbell. Enjoy Southern Ocean vistas and valley views. Unique villas featuring open living with elevated bedroom, spa with panoramic view, gas log fire, Bose SoundDock™, DVDs, coffee machine, A/C and free Wi-Fi. Anchors is the ultimate place to relax, rejuvenate and discover the Great Ocean Road. A: 2549 Cobden-Port Campbell Rd, Port Campbell M: 0417 434 400 E: tanya@anchorsportcampbell.com.au anchorsportcampbell.com.au

NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park

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Situated on the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, you’ll find NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park just minutes from the 12 Apostles. Relax in a modern villa or cabin, self-contained studio or if you’re towing the van pull up on a grassy powered site. And with a camp kitchen, free Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, recreation room and more you’ll have everything you could need on your next getaway. A: 30 Morris St, Port Campbell T: 1800 505 466 E: portcampbell@nrmaparksandresorts.com.au nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/port-campbell

Southern Ocean Villas

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20 architect-designed fully self-contained luxury three bedroom villas. Facilities include outdoor deck, free Wi-Fi, BBQ, TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, reverse cycle air-conditioning, QS beds and private laundry facilities. Situated on the edge of Port Campbell National Park within five minutes walking distance of town centre and beach and only 10 minutes drive to the Twelve Apostles. A short walk to a selection of cafés and restaurants. A: 2 McCue St, Port Campbell T: 03 5598 4200 E: info@southernoceanvillas.com southernoceanvillas.com


Lakes and Craters Holiday Park

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Set on a ridge with spectacular views over twin lakes, the park provides the perfect setting for exploring the surrounding lakes and craters. A wide range of accommodation from self-contained cabins to caravan and tent sites. 24 hour check-in kiosk.

A: 220 Park Rd, Camperdown T: 03 5593 1253 E: info@lchp.com.au lchp.com.au

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

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+ Dingo Awareness Centre Stretched out across 39 acres, experience Australian wildlife in a natural eco-friendly setting. Hand-feed kangaroos, emus and wallabies in our large petting area. Treat yourself to a hands-on dingo experience and discover the truth about this incredible animal. Behold the beauty of wild birds in the surroundings of the Otways. Only 15 minutes from the Twelve Apostles. Food, coffee and refreshments in our cafĂŠ. A: 29 The Boulevarde, Princetown T: 03 5237 5262 E: greatoceanroadwildlife@gmail.com greatoceanroadwildlifepark.com

12 Apostles Helicopters

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Experience a breathtaking flight over the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. 12 Apostles Helicopters on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, offers you a unique opportunity to see the entire Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park in style. Perhaps a journey over the Twelve Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via London Bridge, or take in the beauty of the entire Shipwreck Coast all the way to the Cape Otway Lightstation. A: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Rd, Princetown T: 03 5598 8283 E: info@12ah.com 12ah.com


Cape Otway Lightstation

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Climb ‘the beacon of hope’ Australia’s most significant lighthouse built in 1848 to experience awesome views 90m above the wild Southern Ocean. • 1859 Telegraph Station • Daily history talks at 11am, 2pm & 4pm • Daily native plant talks 12 noon & 3pm • Lightkeeper’s Café & Souvenir Shop • Open daily 9am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm • Stay in the original Lightkeeper’s Cottages A: Cape Otway Lighthouse Rd via Great Ocean Rd, Cape Otway T: 03 5237 9240 E: keeper@lightstation.com lightstation.com

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breath-taking birds-eye view of the rainforest on the Treetop Walk or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. A: 360 Phillips Track, Weeaproniah T: 1800 300 477 E: admin@otwayfly.com.au otwayfly.com.au

Ride With Us

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Explore Timboon and the 12 Apostles region. We provide transport services to and from all locations. Great Ocean Walk transfers are our specialty. Breeze along with our bike hire service on the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail. All bicycles are supplied with helmets and maps. Our 8 seater luxury touring vehicles are fitted with bicycle racks or you can hire our child and pet-friendly bike trailer. M: 0438 407 777 E: info@ridewithus.com.au ridewithus.com.au


Cheese World

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Situated on the Great Ocean Road just 10 minutes from Warrnambool. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of our locally made cheeses and a selection of other gourmet products. Purchase cheese, condiments, wine and giftware. Enjoy a meal, coffee or a famous Sungold milkshake in our café. Explore our local dairy history Museum. Admission is free. A: 5330 Great Ocean Rd, Allansford T: 03 5565 3127 E: cheese.world@saputo.com cheeseworld.com.au

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Please help us to preserve the natural beauty of this very special area – dispose of waste responsibly and ensure you stay on clearly marked trails and viewing platforms provided for your own safety and that of the environment. #TreasureTheLandWeLove

DISCLAIMER: Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd including its officers, agents and contractors (“Publisher”) has made every endeavour to ensure that details in this publication are correct at the time of printing, but accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy or mis-description, whether by inclusion or omission, nor does the Publisher accept any responsibility for subsequent change or withdrawal of details or services shown which are subject to alteration without notice. Frank Lane Pty Ltd #13768/20. Printed in Victoria, Australia.


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IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Drive. Just over 4 hours from Melbourne on the coastal road (via Torquay) or just under 3 hours on the inland route. Train. From Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, V/Line services operate to Camperdown, Terang and Warrnambool, where they connect with bus services. | ptv.vic.gov.au Bus. Limited bus services operate around the region. | ptv.vic.gov.au Fly. Fly into Melbourne Tullamarine or Melbourne Avalon. From Essendon airport (in Melbourne) catch a charter flight to Warrnambool or Cobden. | corangamite.vic.gov.au/Places-and-Events/Cobden-Airstrip | melbourneairport.com.au | avalonairport.com.au | essendonairport.com.au


EXPLORE 12 APOSTLES + SURROUNDS. We’re front and centre to all the action. Port Campbell is a perfect springboard for exploring the 12 Apostles National Park, the Bay of Islands and Volcanic Hinterland. Make the fun last – stay a few days and discover local secrets.

PORT CAMPBELL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

26 Morris Street, Port Campbell Ph: 1300 137 255 www.visit12apostles.com.au www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au #iam12apostles #visitgreatoceanroad #visit12apostles

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