A suite of diverse adventures awaits those ready to explore.
Taking a morning stroll on the Great Ocean Walk just got easier! Picture yourself on the edge of the continent, walking on a clifftop trail to the 12 Apostles with the morning sun on your back.
The 12Amorningxpress runs Monday to Friday during the school term, excluding public holidays and pupil free days (contact the Visitor Information Centre on 1300 137 255)
Small region, big trophy cabinet. Come feast on the award winning, cheese, whisky and wine and crowd pleasing chocolate, crayfish, ice cream, yoghurt, strawberries and beer.
Visit these regions delicious restaurants, cafes and producers and provedores as part of a 70km 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail, including the coastal attractions east and west of Port Campbell.
Volcanic peaks, craters, lakes and charming historic towns wait on this journey through the Lakes and Craters heartland. Invigorating walks, crafts, antiques, models/collectables for the kids (and kids at heart) and a Benedictine Abbey will be sure to entertain and enlighten.
Pick up copies of the Dry Stone Wall Heritage Trail, Volcanoes Discovery trail Camperdown Heritage Car Tour and the Alan Marshall Discovery Trail from the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre or the information hub in the old courthouse near the shire offices in Camperdown (Manifold st).
Northern Lakes & Craters
Dry stone walls, Victoria’s largest permanent inland lake, volcanic features, arts, antiques, a winery, a historic pub with resident ghost and the landscape dominating Swagman’s Lighthouse (Mt Elephant)
170km full day loop from Primborneit North via Darlington
- Pombo Mart - 2846 Princes Hwy, Pomborneit North
- Floating Islands - Princes Hwy
- Red Rock lookout (Lake Corangamite)
- Red Rock winery, Alvie
- Coxellia Shell Beach (Lake Corangamite)
- Browns Water Hole, Lismore
- Derrinallum township
- Mt Elephant, Derrinallum
- The Elephant Bridge Hotel – Hamilton Hwy, Darlington
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 lighthouse.)
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.