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.
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.
Macka's Farm in Princetown look forward to welcoming you to your Lodge. Boasting spectacular rural views abound with farm and bush with resident kangaroos, it is a short drive from...
12 Apostles Cottages
The 12 Apostles Cottages is located on the Great Ocean Road, only a quick five minute drive from the picturesque Twelve Apostles and a 20 minute drive from the Otway...
Kangaroobie is an award winning group accommodation venue situated on the Great Ocean Road. Catering for groups of up to 190, and providing a range of interesting, exciting and educational activities.
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast
Ruby Rose Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful farm setting with new rooms that are semi self-contained, warm and inviting.