Apostle Whey Cheese is located in the heart of Victoria’s best-loved tourism destination. Come and explore our stunningly beautiful part of the world – where rolling green farmlands meet towering sea cliffs and the Southern Ocean in all its glory.
Icons of the Great Ocean Road, the amazing Twelve Apostles, stand in the powerful waters of the Southern Ocean with the dramatic backdrop of sea-cliffs sculpted by weather and waves. Apostle Whey Cheese is just 15 minutes’ drive from this internationally-famous tourist attraction.
Plunging waterfalls amid peaceful cool, temperate rainforests are a highlight of any trip to the Otways – the beautiful ridge-line which extends along the Great Ocean Road hinterland. Some of the best known waterfalls are Stevenson Falls near Forrest, and Beauchamp, Hopetoun and Triplet Falls near Beech Forest. The latter three waterfalls are all in close proximity to the Otway Fly, the tree-top walk, which is the longest structure of its kind in the world. A 45m high stairway ascends through the understorey of Myrtle Beech, Blackwoods and Mountain Ash to emerge among the crowns of these giants of the forest.
Melba Gully, just off the Great Ocean Road near Lavers Hill is referred to as “the jewel of the Otways”, for its pristine beauty. The Big Tree is more than 300 years old and has a circumference of many metres. Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in Victoria, with an annual rainfall of more than 2000mm. The gully is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwoods and towering tree ferns. There is an understorey of low ferns and mosses which at night are lit up by glow-worms.
The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road coastline, stretches 100km west from Apollo Bay to just 1.5km short of the Twelve Apostles. The world-class walk passes through Great Otway National Park and overlooks the Marine National Park and sanctuary. It was designed so walkers could step on and step off the trail at a number of places, completing short, day or overnight hikes.
Apostle Whey Cheese is in the hinterland of the historic shipwreck trail which starts just east of us at Moonlight Head, and continues for 110 km along the Great Ocean Road to Port Fairy. The trail, with 25 shipwrecks including the Loch Ard, is marked by road signs and information boards.
Warrnambool’s Logan’s Beach is a short drive from Apostle Whey Cheese, and is Victoria’s Southern Right Whale Nursery. The whales often swim within 100 metres of the shore during winter. The females migrate to the nursery where they birth their calves. They usually stay on for many weeks, readying the calves for their journey back to sub-Antarctic waters.
For information on the above listed locations and attractions, or to find out more about what this plentiful region has to offer contact the Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5237 6529, or Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5598 6089.
We also recommend:
- the fertile green countryside of Timboon offers a picturesque setting for a feast of luscious berries with a difference. Berry World is a pick-your-own berry farm that specialises in the high flavour varieties of strawberries that you won’t find in the supermarkets. See www.berryworld.com.au
at Princetown. Belgian-style chocolates are made daily at this rustic outlet perched on a hilltop overlooking the Southern Ocean. GORGE stands for Great Ocean Road Gourmet Experience. There are a selection of free samples. See www.gorgechocolates.com.au
vineyard, cellar door and 4-star B&B accommodation. They produce a range of handcrafted wines under the Newtons Ridge label from estate-grown vines planted in 1998. The Vineyard was awarded 4½ stars by the 2006 James Halliday Wine Companion. Complimentary tastings available. See www.heytesburyridge.com.au
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
has a cellar door, café and gallery. Take a tour or enjoy some wine and beer tasting matched with food. Open 7 days a week. Accommodation also available. See www.otwayestate.com.au
Port Campbell Touring Company
offers tours of the Shipwreck Coast; walking tours of the Great Ocean Walk; evening walking tours of the Loch Ard area; and surf fishing. See www.portcampbelltouring.com.au
The Timboon Distillery
is popular for its whisky, café and location. Located in an old goods shed at the Timboon railhead, the distillery is also home to Timboon Fine Ice Cream. Try the local smoked eel paté, Timboon strawberries and yoghurt, and the distillery’s own whisky, coffee cream, strawberry schnapps and vodka. See www.timboondistillery.com
Timboon Fine Ice Cream
produces all-natural, premium boutique ice cream, made from milk and cream sourced locally. No artificial flavours, colours or other additives are used. See www.timboonicecream.com.au
We’re open 10am – 5pm
7 days a week
(closed Christmas day)
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