Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions including the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Peterborough is a great family friendly destination with a shorefront playground and children's riding loop
Place names around Peterborough are often tied to nearby shipwrecks. Look for names like Newfield Bay, Halladale Point, Antares Rock and Schomberg Reef.
Tee Off - Golf Courses
Set right on the shoreline, with views of the battered coast and iconic limestone formations from just about every tee off, fairway and green, there's nothing comparable to round at Peterborough anywhere in Australia, if indeed the world.
A great shore front playground, children's riding loop and placid waters of Curdies Inlet immediately marks Peterborough as a family friendly destination. The tennis courts are often alive with family challenge matches until the smell from the BBQ draws everybody from the court. With careful supervision there are rock pools to explore, good fishing spots and plenty of options for walks and short drives to nearby attractions. Check out our Craters to Coast Discovery activity program and get in touch with your wild side on your next visit to the region.
Holiday with your Dog
Holidaying with your best animal friend on the Great Ocean Road can be an awesome experience. Sure, there are some areas where dogs are just not allowed to go, but there are some amazing spots where you can explore together.
In Peterborough there are areas where you can enjoy some off the lead time, this can depend on the time of day and the season. They are permitted on leashes in the area bounded by and including Hamilton and Irvine Streets, Schomberg and Hallladale Roads and the Childrens playground and BBQ area on Irvine Street.
What to see & do
Peterborough Antiques & Art
Browse award winning, contemporary artworks and a quality selection of vintage through to antique wares.
Beaches to the immediate west of Peterborough Township are characterized by sheltered coves, grottos and offshore stacks.
Adventure Flight Co.
Adventure Flight Co. is a Great Ocean Road and Melbourne based flight company offering a range of individual, couples and group flight experiences.
The car park to the south of town offers views looking east across the wreck sites of the Schomberg and the Newfield.
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
Paddling in the ocean
Knowledge of local swell, sea, wind, prevailing conditions and sound judgment is necessary for safe experiences in this area. Paddlers attempting these waters need to be experienced and able to read ocean dynamics in a setting of multiple headlands, overhangs offshore stacks and reef platforms.
The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once again into the limestone cliffs that characterize the area. Offshore reefs mark the final resting place of the Schomberg and the Newfield.
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.
Fishing local Estuaries
Estuarine species to be targeted include bream, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, mulloway and short finned eel. The upper layers of water not far upstream of the mouth will occasionally yield brown trout.
Butterfly Farm Bed and Breakfast
Butterfly Farm bed and breakfast provides two bed and breakfast accommodation rooms with an adjoining hallway.
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
On the Great Ocean Road, next to the bridge and opposite the hotel. Very popular for estuary and surf fishing, cray fishing, diving and swimming.
Timboon parkrun is a fantastic way to kick start your weekend adventure in the 12 Apostles Hinterland
The Place of Wonder
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday, at The Place of Wonder Open Day!
8 Course Vegetarian Banquet