Camperdown is a town of lush green pastures, so it might come as a surprise that it’s actually located on the world’s third largest volcanic plain. It’s this mineral-rich volcanic soil that made it a popular spot for dairy farming in the mid-20th century. Now, this town of almost 4,000 people displays its unique nature and history both in its farms and in the historical buildings in its town centre, including a 30m-high Gothic clock tower built in 1896.
Manifold Street is two kilometres of majestic-looking elm trees with statues and war memorials beneath them. On either side of the street, the old-fashioned buildings may make you feel like you’re in a colonial village. However, they house friendly and modern cafes and pubs.
To get acquainted with Camperdown’s volcanoes, journey to the Mt. Leura and Mt. Sugarloaf Reserves. Both of them are part of the Leura Maar volcanic complex, and from the top you have an awesome view of the area’s lakes and craters.
And the best thing about Camperdown? It’s only a one-hour drive to the 12 Apostles! Book your Camperdown accommodation with us and come and see one of Victoria’s most glorious sights: the Great Ocean Road. We can also help you out with flights to Melbourne if you’re flying interstate!
Hotels in Camperdown start at AU$80 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.