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 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.
Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf
On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction marker.
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.
The Camperdown Newsagency is situated on the main street of Camperdown, which is also the Princes Highway. We sell traditional products along with other special items.
For tips on how to make the most of your visit, gifts and warm local hospitality be sure to call into Courthouse Camperdown, located in Manifold Street.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
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.
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.
Christmas on Curdie
Join in as our organisations and businesses unite and celebrate our resilience during 2018!
Lismore Street Party and Carols
Join us for our Lismore Christmas Street Party and Carols
Lake Edge Cafe
Burger and Band on the Balcony - Book your seat here!
Camperdown Christmas Festival
Shopping - Food - Music - Kids Activities - Santa Photos
The Southern Ocean Sea Band
Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory - An evening of community, food, shanties and song.
Join us at a free community event to thank BlazeAid and the organisations who supported BlazeAid