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Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat

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A faraway shot of the reception of 12 Apostles Motel.
Photograph: Courtesy Twelve Apostles Motel

Time Out says

Down an unassuming road just three kilometres from the Twelve Apostles, you’ll find Twelve Apostles Motel & Country Retreat. A unique blend of motel and B&B, this place offers the closest access to the natural grandeur of the Twelve Apostles of any accommodation. Although there are fewer than twelve of the famous rock formations still standing (eight, last we heard), they’re still a breathtaking sight to behold.

The venue itself was once a dairy farm, and there’s a certain ‘little house on the prairie’ ambience to Twelve Apostles Motel. Surrounded by fields of grazing wildlife, it’s a prime location for sighting quintessential Aussie fauna like koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. Better yet, you’ll be sleeping soundly on a cloud of luxurious Hilton pillows and bedding while you get closer to nature. 

Alongside rustic yet comfortable lodgings, this motel also houses an authentic Chinese kitchen serving up Haidilao-style hot pot, fried rice and a variety of dumplings in generous portion sizes - delicious. Whether you’re staying for just one night for its proximity to the apostles or more to make the most of the motel’s environs, you can rest easy knowing a tasty, hot meal is close at hand.

While you're at it, explore our guide to things you can only do along the Great Ocean Road.

Written by
Carolyn Huane


314 Booringa Road
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