A vibrant pastoral history, rich volcanic soils and philanthropic benefactors have left a legacy of cultured streetscapes and magnificent historic buildings just north of the coast
CAMPERDOWN COURTHOUSE INFORMATION AND ARTS
Make sure you visit Camperdown's visitor ambassadors in the heritage listed Camperdown Courthouse building in Manifold st. Pick up maps and information and perhaps even stand in the witness box.
ALAN MARSHALL DISCOVERY TRAIL
Invoke, warm nostalgia and a flood of schoolyard memories on the Alan Marshall Discovery trail. Visitors can immerse themselves in the settings that form the rich period landscape of Marshall’s 1955 novel “I can jump puddles.” Take a walk up Mt Noorat and explore sites in the district pertinent to Marshall’s formative years.
Visitors, wedding guests, conference delegates are welcomed to explore this elegant homestead and follow in the footsteps of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (later King Edward Vlll).
DRY STONE WALLS
The dry stone walls are an integral part of our inland landscapes providing a direct link to the Anglo-Celtic settlers of the 19th Century. The walls worked with the landscape fulfilling the dual purpose of clearing paddocks and creating aesthetic and effective rabbit proof fencing. Pick up a brochure to enjoy the trail at a local visitor information centre.
CAMPERDOWN HERITAGE CAR TOUR
The delightful period architecture and well preserved buildings of Camperdown come to life on this well presented tour. The accompanying brochure brings to life a prosperous and industrious town full to the brim with colorful characters. Enjoy the tour on foot or drive from point to point.
CAMPERDOWN AND DISTRICT HERITAGE CENTRE
Address: 241 Manifold St Camperdown
Services: Museum, family and local history research, guided tours of Camperdown and district.
Entry Fees: Adults $2.00 Students $1.00 (museum) Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 (research facilities)
Opening Times: Tuesdays and the first Sunday of each month 10.00am – 3.00pm (other times by appointment)
- Camperdown & District Historical Society Inc.
- PO Box 243 Camperdown 3260
- Ph: 0487 261 048
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.camperdownhistory.org.au
HEYTESBURY AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Port Campbell)
Tended by a bustling bevy of local characters, the historical society hall displays images, artifacts and stories from our maritime past and narrates the colorful near history of the Heytesbury settlement scheme. Purchase local arts and crafts and have a chat with a piece of history!
Open: Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun 12 – 4pm (7 days a week over summer)
TIMBOON TRESTLE BRIDGE
The heritage listed 1891 Timboon Trestle Bridge is accessible via road and via the Coast to Crater trail. The bridge provided a vital link via standard gauge to Camperdown and Melbourne. Nowadays visitors can enjoy a picnic in a picturesque valley formed by the Curdies River.
Forever tied up with the story of the Loch Ard the historic Glenample Homestead is currently closed to visitors.