They are instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s scenic icons. The Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks formed 10 to 20 million years ago that were created by the Southern Ocean’s gradual erosion of the soft limestone coast. Located in the Port Campbell National Park on the Great Ocean Road, the stacks are viewed from boardwalks erected on the cliff edge to protect the fragile coast. Breeding colonies of seabirds regularly inhabit the rock stacks and islands, with penguins and occasionally seals feeding along the rocky reefs and seagrass meadows that surround the Twelve Apostles.
This site is a must see destination and is the third most visited natural site in Australia with approximately 1.2 million people a year making the journey along the Great Ocean Road. The Kiosk was opened in December 2009 to provide a drink and snack to travellers. The chance of buying a good espresso coffee after sightseeing has been enthusiastically taken up by visitors, with coffee the highest selling product at this site. An Organic and Fair Trade blend was chosen, supplied by Grinder’s Coffee, for the Kiosk because it is important that visitors can purchase a more sustainable offering in sympathy with the environmental significance of the Twelve Apostles and the Port Campbell National Park. Sustainable business practices include the use of the bio degradable bio cup that is made from polylactic acid (PLA). The lid and lining of this environmentally sustainable cup is made from PLA, a plant based polymer that is compostable and breaks down. The Kiosk also sells a re-usable travellers coffee cup.