Visions of Scotland on volcanic plain
Dry Stone Walls
Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and culturally significant, diverse in form and style. Many are visible along our roads and highways.
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 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.
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
Artist & writer, living and painting in Camperdown where she has her studio, Skye Studio.
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.
I produce paintings with drama, atmosphere and a slight sense of the melancholy. My paintings are done in the surrealist style with birds and statues often as the main feature.
We are so much more than an Antique Centre.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park features cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices.
Corangamite Arts session
Local artists meet at the Camperdown Showgrounds Pavilion to enjoy their art.
Camperdown Rotary Market
Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month.
Corangamite Film Society
Corangamite Film Society holds film nights on the first Thursday of the month.
Shine for Samuel Charity Golf Day
Annual golf day in memory of Samuel Fox, raising funds for Stillbirth Foundation Australia (stillbirthfoundation.org.au) and awareness of stillbirth in the community.
Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic
The Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic is an iconic Victorian sporting event which is the second oldest one day cycling event in the world and the longest in the Southern hemisphere.
Colac Sunday Market
Colac Rotary Sunday Market at the Showgrounds