SLOW DOWN, STOP "MOOOOVING" SO FAST AND MEET THE LOCALS AT THE WORLDS DAIRY CAPITAL
Take time to explore the town’s natural, agricultural, and colonial history.
Whilst Cobden’s claim as the worlds ‘Dairy Capital’ may not be an official statistic, the 140,000 head of cattle and Australia’s largest dairy drying plant provide significant evidence.
Cobden, located within the prosperous soils of the Crater and Lakes District, is situated 30 minutes north of the Great Ocean Road (closest coastal town is Port Campbell) and 2.5 hours from Melbourne. Like many of the neighboring towns, Cobden is rich in natural and colonial history.
More unique to Cobden are the numerous ways to explore these assets.
PIONEER DAIRY PARK
Within Cobden’s borders, explore the town’s agricultural history at the Pioneer Dairy Park, Historical Society and Miniature Railway. These parks are open to public on the third Sunday of each month, providing plenty of fun, family friendly activities.
CRATER TO COAST RAIL TRAIL
The Crater to Coast Rail Trail is a scenic bike ride running between Camperdown and the epicurean treats of Timboon. Cobden is the half way point of the ride, giving visitors the option to head north through Camperdown’s crater lakes or south along the old rail sleepers and trestle bridges to Timboon.
Where To Stay
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Winter Indulgence at Heytesbury House
Spoil yourself in historic award winning 4.5* luxury. Heytesbury House provides the perfect escape from the rigours of everyday life, providing old world charm with all the modern day conveniences. Travel the gourmet food trail and bring back your goodies to enjoy in front of the fire, or simply relax in your private double bath and pamper yourself into total relaxation.
What to See and Do
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.
Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill
We are a family operated business which is passionate about Australian fibre.
Around the region
Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park
Cobden Miniature Railway Park offers miniature train rides, 18 hole mini golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.
CopRice Cobden Spring Festival
Now in its 23rd year, the CopRice Cobden Spring Festival is a celebration of the community of Cobden and district, in a fun...