A proud rural community just 26km north of the 12 Apostles
In the midst of a gourmet revolution Simpson remains true to its dairy farming roots. The small rural township was recently honored as the Legendairy capital of South West Victoria; a nod to good farming practices, quality dairy produce and strength of community.
Why not pop in say g'day and stay a while? Consider spectating at a local football or cricket game as part of your next visit? With three leagues active in the region and home grounds at Simpson, Timboon, Cobden, Camperdown and Nirranda you might just catch a game on a Saturday, have the best meat pie you'll ever taste and rub shoulders with local farmers at play.
Around the region
Apostle Whey Cheese
Dairy farmers Julian and Dianne Benson launched Apostle Whey Cheese on October 29, 2005.
Since that day, Apostle Whey Cheese has taken out a number of major cheese awards and become an important tourism drawcard for the region.
Newtons Ridge Estate
Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery is owned and run by the Families Falk-Deppeler. The winery produces an outstanding selection of estate grown red and white wines. The grapes are handpicked & the wines are hand made on the property situated high on a ridge with a superb northerly aspect, well sheltered from the prevailing winds of the Southern Ocean.
Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park
The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the Heytesbury Settlement Scheme. This was a major land clearing exercise focused on creating soldier settlement farms in the 1950's.
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins
Heytesbury House B&B
Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat