Visions of Scotland 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? Next year's event will run from May 18th - 20th and will offer 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 Oakbrook 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 the Courthouse Camperdown 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
Camperdown & District Historical Society
Visit the Camperdown & District Heritage Centre in Manifold Street. You will find family and local history information and guided tours of Camperdown and district.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
Lake Purrumbete is an attractive volcanic lake that fishes well for trout and chinook salmon. With an average depth of 45m and a maximum depth of 60m it offers good angling opportunities from bank and boat.
Kanawinka Geo Trail
Follow meandering roads north from the coast 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.
We are so much more than an Antique Centre.
Camperdown Botanical Gardens
The Gardens feature three species of trees on the Significant tree registry - The African Holly, an avenue of nine Linden trees and two Himalayan Oaks. The impressive canopy also includes Elms, Cedars and Pines.
The Camperdown Mill
The Camperdown Mill: unique, luxurious, self-contained apartments & guesthouses. Accommodation perfect for business travellers, for romantic escapes, family getaways, holidaymakers, tourists and motoring enthusiasts.
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
Madden's Commercial Hotel
Madden’s Commercial Hotel Camperdown - Circa 1966; a beautifully renovated, classic country pub with distinctive character; ambient settings, great facilities, quality service and excellent meals.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
Mount Leura Wildlife Surveys
Be a citizen scientist!
Community Fun Run & Walk
The Terang & District Lions Club are once again holding their annual Community Fun Run and Walk from Noorat to Terang on Friday 22/02/2019 this year.
45th Leura Fun-Fly
Corangamite Model Aircraft Club
Corangamite Relay for Life 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.
Lismore Swimming Pool Movie Night
Join us for a great family friendly evening out at Lismore Swimming Pool Movie Night.
Cobden Live Music & Dance
Presenting live music and dance at the Cobden Civic Hall on the first Saturday of each month.