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Top Choice Landmark in Port Campbell National Park

Twelve Apostles

The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Birregurra

Brae

Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, for many Brae is synonymous with Birregurra. Set up by owner-chef Dan Hunter in 2012 (acclaimed from his stint working at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld), the restau…
Top Choice Brewery in Geelong

Little Creatures & White Rabbit

Sharing space within the historic red-brick wool mill complex are these two separate, well-respected breweries that have come together to create a giant playground for beer lovers. Little Creatures is the bigger ope…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Set up by renowned Otways brewery Prickly Moses, this new taphouse pours an impressive range of ales. It's divided into two distinct entities: the front bar is more your classic pub and bistro with pool table; while…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geelong

IGNI

Creating a buzz among food lovers across Melbourne is this latest venture by well-lauded chef (and local boy) Aaron Turner. The set tasting menus change on a whim, incorporating a mix of indigenous and European flav…
Top Choice Irish Pub in Tower Hill Reserve

Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel

At the forefront of Koroit's Irish heritage is this historic hotel (c 1853), with an art nouveau facade that stands as a prominent landmark on the town's historic street. It's one of the most atmospheric pubs in Vic…
Top Choice Historic Site in Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

The world-class Flagstaff Hill precinct is of equal interest for its shipwreck museum, heritage-listed lighthouses and garrison as it is for its reproduction of a historical Victorian port town. It also has the nigh…
Top Choice Notable Building in Tower Hill Reserve

Tower Hill Natural History Centre

The Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative operates the Tower Hill Natural History Centre. The centre is housed within a UFO-like building designed by renowned Australian architect Robin Boyd in 1962. Bushwalks led by …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Fairy

Fen

One of coastal Vic's best restaurants, this husband-and-wife-run operation earned itself two chef's hats in 2017. Set up inside a heritage bluestone building, the decor is minimalist and relaxed, while the menu show…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Aireys Inlet & Around

Aireys Pub

Established in 1904, this pub is a survivor, twice burning to the ground before closing its doors in 2011, only to be revived by a bunch of locals chipping in to save it. Now it's better than ever, with an on-site b…