Being part of Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road, Princetown sits firmly on the tourist trail, but when you’re there, it feels more like an island getaway.

Princetown is close to the 12 Apostles and the other natural wonders of the Port Campbell and Great Otway national parks, but seems rather unfazed by its potential. The town is separated from the Great Ocean Road by the Gellibrand River, which makes all the difference. The historic tavern (slash fish shop slash grocery store) is still the focal point of the town and perfect for socialising after a day out in nature.