Just 26km north of the 12 Apostles, Simpson is close to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail including Apostle Whey Cheese, GORGE Chocolate and Dairylicious Farm Fudge.
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.
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.
I am the blood of strawberry gems, the earthy scent of
an oozing blue, the stillness in the whisky glass.
I am the gift of fertile soil and ocean bounty.
I am the provider.
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.
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