A golden opportunity

Most visitors to the region would be unaware that the route from Port Campbell and Camperdown via Ballarat to Melbourne is only 20 mins longer than the quickest route along the Princes Hwy through Geelong.

Why not make the Goldfields a part of your next trip to the region? The route north from Camperdown to Ballarat takes in some of the wonderful volcanic lakes, wetlands and peaks between the coast and Ballarat, a short side trip to Derrinallum will bring you to the foot of one of western Victoria’s most iconic landscape features Mt Elephant (the swagman’s lighthou


The road directly north to the Glenelg Hwy will take you through the charming town of Skipton, home to a rose festival and some great platypus viewing areas on Mt Emu Creek. Or take the express route exploring arts and antiques in the town of Lismore.