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.
A Mount, 3 Lakes, Cake & Coffee
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Elevation gained: 1372m
Make sure you allow plenty of time to take photos on this great little tour around Camperdown. There is a bit of up to get the heart racing and a fun descent (very narrow) to look forward to on the way down from Mount Leura. Plenty of treats to be had back in town and check the opening hours of the Lake Edge cafe in Lake Purrumbete for a must do mid-ride break.
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? Take a look at the Virtual Robert Burns Festival 2020 here.
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.
LOCAL ESCAPE PLAN
Well we don’t know about you but all this isolation makes us want to get outside and explore all the favourite places we have been unable to visit in the last 7 weeks! What is on your local must see and do list before footy/netty and the everyday normal start to soak up all your free time? Have a look at our suggestions and leave your comments below.
OP SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP IN THE VOLCANIC LAKES AND PLAINS REGION
There is no better time to find a bargain in one of our many Op Shops located in the wonderful Volcanic Lakes and Plains region.
ADVENTURE IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Come and experience the stunning natural surrounds of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains.
Use our interactive map to plan your journey.
Try out some of our scenic thrills - there's no reeling it in!
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.
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.
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.
Artist & writer, living and painting in Camperdown where she has her studio, Skye Studio.
Camperdown & District Historical Society
Visit the Camperdown & District Heritage Centre in Manifold Street. You will find family and local history information and guided tours of Camperdown and district.
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.
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Manifold Motor Inn
Enjoy old fashioned country hospitality and service at the Manifold Motor Inn, Camperdown's premier motel. The motor inn offers 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and...
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park features cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices.
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
Visit Sweet Giftz for all your sugary needs and little sweet treats for all occasions. They stock a large range of gifts that are ideal for every age and every occasion.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
Camperdown Bakery is your one-stop shop for delicious breads, pies, pastries, sandwiches and sweet treats. Grab and go from our large selection, made fresh each day, or dine inside or...
Rise and Grind
Rise and Grind is a coffee and juice bar located inside Nick Hose Fitness. It uses Kazbah Coffee beans and offers an express service via the Skip app.
Camperdown WellNest integrates holistic health services, organic products, gluten-free food, an organic cafe with coffee, teas and chai and a range of gluten-free slices and cakes.