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 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
Mt Leura and Sugarloaf
The car park and lookout offer commanding views of Lake Corangamite and views across Lake Colongulac towards Mt Elephant.
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
Every Sunday you can access the walk to the Mount Elephant Crater. Visable from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance...
Paddling lakes, rivers, estuaries
For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty of opportunities to explore.
Craters to Coast Discovery Program
Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park.
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 Rotary Market
Held on the first Sunday of each month, the markets offer a range of produce and home made items, and the opportunity to climb the iconic Camperdown Clocktower.
Enjoy monthly film nights which include a delicious supper.
Cobden Miniature Railway
Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.
The Camperdown Show
The annual Camperdown show is back. The Camperdown show will feature dairy cattle, five horse rings, showjumping, sheep, poultry, home crafts and donkeys.
Rock the Clock
Camperdown's Rock the Clock will be held from October 20th to 22nd and will feature music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a...
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.