Bicycle Network: Regional Routes
Twelve Apostles Trail: Campaign updates
Extending the Coast to Crater Rail Trail, currently terminating at Timboon, to the coast and past the world-renowned 12 Apostles, has been a long-term goal. The local community is now getting behind a trail connection to Port Campbell and on to Princetown.
Trail a testament for tourists
|Artist impression of proposed trail
20 March 2013. International travellers will be front and centre on the new 12 Apostles Trail being planned for Port Campbell.
The proposed trail begins at Timboon, and travels south to Port Campbell, then east through Port Campbell National Park to Princetown.
The trail will offer visitors a range of opportunities to find their own way through one of the most famous coastal and hinterland landscapes in the world.
It is envisaged that local and international tourists travelling the Great Ocean Road will be attracted to explore the trail by bike.
Corangamite Shire are approaching a key milestone in the development of draft detailed plans for the Twelve Apostles Trail.
The draft plans include a range of offerings including short walks, easy rides and full day tours, soaking in many the coastal and rural vistas and experiences.
The proposed trail design will acknowledge improving visitor experience, providing universal access and best practice track design and initial considerations of technical environmental and cultural feasibility.
The trail will also join with the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail, providing additional opportunities for visitors to the Shire.
The plans detail the necessary technical trail design and alignment to enable Corangamite to apply for funding to build this trail.
The detailed plans will also inform the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan, which is an overarching master plan for the coastal region.
The Twelve Apostles Trail Detailed Planning project has been jointly funded by the Corangamite Shire Council and the Department of Resources Energy and Tourism, through the Strategic Tourism Investment Grants (STIG) program and is expected to be completed by the end of April 2013.
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride heads to the Great Ocean Road in 2013. Click here for more information about the ride.
Local Community launches Twelve Apostles Trail campaign
31 August 2011. Long in planning and much desired, the Twelve Apostles Trail, the extension of the Coast to Crater Rail Trail past one of Victoria's iconic tourism attractions, is starting to get some strong traction in the local community.
The Twelve Apostles Trail Committee (a partnership of community leaders and local businesses, with the assistance of the Twelve Apostles Business and Tourism Association) have been busy behind the scenes in recent months putting together a plan and building a network of support to get this trail proposal up and running again, after a long dormant period.
This brochure has been produced by the Committee and will soon be available in the community. Have a look to find out what you can do to help.