Visions of England on volcanic plain
Volcanic Lakes & Plains
Follow Meandering Roads north from the Great Ocean Road or travel direct via the Princes Hwy to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns. Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland. Dry stone walls dissect the landscape, providing an aesthetic and practical solution to a landscape strewn with volcanic rock.
Emerald winter landscapes, charming historic towns and country hospitality ice the cake for a weekend or week long fishing adventure. Visit a local bait and tackle supplier for advice on preferential baits, rigs and lures for local conditions.
Talk to a local about their favorite spots and lures and for up to the minute advice you can't go past a chat with a local Caravan Park Manager.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
A wonderful trail for the whole family. Catch the train to Camperdown and commence your journey.
Riders and walkers traverse volcanic features, farmland, wooded grassland and tall wet forest on a 34 km descent into the wooded Timboon valley. Stop for a break on the way in Cobden (after winding through the golf course.) before heading south through farmland and tall forest to the iconic trestle bridges in the final 15km to Timboon.
A Scottish Love Affair
Camperdown has a strong affiliation with the acclaimed Scottish bard Robert Burns. In fact the oldest surviving statue of the poet is on display in the Corangamite Shire Offices just next door to the Camperdown Courthouse.
The Robert Burns Scottish Festival is a major event held each year to celebrate his life and works. Why not join us and get your kilt on to celebrate? This year's event will run from May 19th - 21st and offers an extensive program for the whole family.
A forager's delight
With so many stately homes and a local passion for history it is no wonder that Camperdown and surrounds are a forager's delight. Shop for a perfect piece for your home or hunt for a bargain at Oakbook Collectibles and Arts, Hunter and Gatherer, Silver Nickel, Mammoth Mart, Pombo Mart, Camperdown Demolition and Collectables or the Element Bazaar to name a few.
Be sure to call into Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts just opposite the clock tower for the good oil on where to begin your search and a guide to help you on your way.
What to see & do
Every Sunday you can access the walk to the Mount Elephant Crater. Visiable from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance...
Camperdown Courthouse Information And Arts
For tips on how to make the most of your visit, gifts and warm local hospitality be sure to call into Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts, located in Manifold Street.
Camperdown Botanical Gardens
The Camperdown Gardens land was put aside in 1869 with work being carried out by Daniel Bunce from 1870, in 1888 improvements were made under the guidance of William Guilfoyle.
Kanawinka Geo Trail
Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns.
Lake Bullen Merri and Gnotuk lookout
A fantastic lookout. An interpretive sign describes the dynamics of the lakes and the reasons for their differing salinity.
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
What's on in The Twelve Apostles Coast & Hinterland
Plain Speaking - 2017 NAIDOC week celebrations
Connecting community and culture to country and the Victorian volcanic plains. Mt Leura - Camperdown and Mt Elephant - Derrinallum
Lakes & Craters International Horse Trials
Presenting two primary horse trail events in April and December, the Trials are an elite level competition that attracts Olympic winners and hopefuls.