In the midst of a gourmet revolution Simpson remains true to its dairy farming roots. The small rural township was recently honored as the Legendairy capital of South West Victoria; a nod to good farming practices, quality dairy produce and strength of community.
Why not pop in say g'day and stay a while? Consider spectating at a local football or cricket game as part of your next visit? With three leagues active in the region and home grounds at Simpson, Timboon, Cobden, Camperdown and Nirranda you might just catch a game on a Saturday, have the best meat pie you'll ever taste and rub shoulders with local farmers at play.
Around the region
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel
Ball and Chain Hotel Motel in Simpson offers country style meals in a relaxed family atmosphere. Accommodation and function rooms are also available.
Apostle Whey Cheese
Apostle Whey Cheese, just a short drive from the 12 Apostles offers an acclaimed range of soft and hard cheeses and dairy products. Aptly named Loch Ard Gorgeous, Boltes Bonanza and Apostle Crumble, to name a few, all give a nod to their surroundings. The cheese tasting experience here is amazing and you can view the cheese being hand-made on site.
Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park
The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the Heytesbury Settlement Scheme. This was a major land clearing exercise focused on creating soldier settlement farms in the 1950's.
The 13th Apostle Backpackers
The 13th Apostle Backpackers is situated just five-minutes drive from the world famous 12 Apostles, so is your perfect home-away-from-home to explore the Great Ocean Road.
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax, unwind and inhale the beauty of all that nature has to offer.
Princetown Recreation Reserve and Camping
The Princetown Recreation Reserve is located six kilometres east of the 12 Apostles, adjacent to the Gellibrand River.
Arabella Country House
Arabella Country House is a modern homestead set in relaxing gardens on beef cattle property, very close to the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.
Clifton Beach Lodge
Nestled in the sandstone foothills of Clifton Beach, Clifton Beach Lodge is a secluded country property offering panoramic views of the Gellibrand River Estuary.
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful farm setting with new rooms that are semi self-contained, warm and inviting.