Visions of Scotland on volcanic plain
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 Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts 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
Madden's Commercial Hotel
Madden’s Commercial Hotel Camperdown - Circa 1966; a beautifully renovated, classic country pub with distinctive character; ambient settings, great facilities, quality service and excellent meals.
Ride With Us
Let Ride With Us help make your visit to the 12 Apostles region even better. They provide transport services throughout the region including taxi and shuttle services, bike hire and more.
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.
Cascade Motel Camperdown
Camperdown Cascade Motel is located in Camperdown and features free Wi-Fi and features free onsite parking.
Around the region
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.
The Camperdown Show
The annual Camperdown show is back. The Camperdown show will feature dairy cattle, five horse rings, showjumping, sheep, poultry, home crafts and donkeys.
Rock the Clock
Camperdown's Rock the Clock will be held from October 20th to 22nd and will feature music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a...