An insiders guide with Lois Dupliex

An insiders guide with Lois Dupliex

Lois runs the Lake Edge Cafe at Lake Purrumbete in the heart of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains and just a 10 minute drive from Camperdown.  It features delicious home made food with much of it home grown and always served up with a good dose of country hospitality.  The Lake Edge Cafe is a local favourite for long lunches.  Hand crocheted rugs keep you warm on the deck in winter making it a favourite of ours too!

Best tip for foodies?

My current favourite is the Vietnamese Braised Beef at the Lake Edge Cafe.  No bias.


Best view for sunrise or sunset?

The view over Lake Purrumbete is stunning at sunrise or sunset (just go to the other side).


Best place to soothe your mind?

Hoses Rocks is a spot on the shore of Lake Purumbete around from the cafe where you can dip your toes in the water on a warm day.


Best tip for top fun?

Rock the Clock in Camperdown in October.


Best Summer tip?

Fly spray.  We’re in Dairy country here.  I love Port Campbell beach for summer.


Best Winter tip?

Snuggle up on the deck of the Lake Edge Cafe with one of my crocheted rugs.


A secret you’re willing to share?

Every child or child at heart loves to see Pelicans.  There are plenty on Lake Purrumbete, especially around the boat ramp and boardwalks.

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Steakroad Bar and Grill


The Milkbar


Sweet Giftz


DJ’s Cafe


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