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Lake View Estate truly is in a world class location when it comes to choosing how to entertain yourself or visiting friends and family.

You can spend days exploring gourmet food trails, world-class coastal and hinterland walks, watching wildlife, shopping, taking in art, theatre, history, heritage and so much more.

Great Outdoors

If you’re into bush-walking, mountain biking, water-skiing, surfing, kayaking, fishing, four wheel driving, horse riding, bird watching or just soaking up the Great Outdoors, you will be spoilt for choice when you make Lake View Estate your home base.

Camperdown is within striking distance of the Otways, the Great Ocean Road, dozens of beaches, waterfalls and endless picnic spots.

Camperdown

Here in Camperdown there are breath-taking views and walks at Renny Hill, Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf. There are a choice of designated walks and the Guilfoyle designed Botanic Gardens are popular with families who enjoy picnics and visiting heritage gardens.

Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail

The Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail is a 39km walk, meandering through farms, bushland and volcanic countryside.

Great Ocean Walk

The internationally acclaimed walk, on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road coastline, stretches from Apollo Bay to just short of the Twelve Apostles. It passes through Great Otway National Park and overlooks the Marine National Park and sanctuary. Designed so walkers could step on and step off the trail at a number of places, completing short, day or overnight hikes.

Kanawinka Global Geopark

Lake View Estate is within walking distance of Mother Nature’s amazing works of art in terms of the Kanawinka Global Geopark. The volcanic crater lakes Gnotuk and Bullen Merri, are part of this system, and are a natural playground for people who enjoy watersports.

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground in Warrnambool often wins the five-star seal of approval from kids and grown-ups. It features flying foxes, a maze, lots of water features, three main playgrounds, undercover barbecues and bridges to tiny islands. There are short nature walks, and the little boats for hire at the weekend are great fun.

Melba Gully

Just off the Great Ocean Road near Lavers Hill, Melba Gully is referred to as “the jewel of the Otways”, for its pristine beauty. It’s one of the wettest places in Victoria, with an annual rainfall of over 2000mm. The gully is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwoods and towering tree ferns. There is an understorey of low ferns and mosses which at night are lit up by glow-worms.

Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures

Close to Triplet Falls is a tree-top walk and zip-line adventure, and the longest structure of its kind in the world. A 45m high stairway ascends through the understorey of Myrtle Beech, Blackwoods and Mountain Ash to emerge among the crowns of these giants of the forest.

The Otways

Plunging waterfalls amid peaceful cool, temperate rainforests are a highlight of any trip to the Otways – the beautiful ridge-line which extends along the Great Ocean Road hinterland. Beauchamp, Hopetoun and Triplet Falls near Beech Forest are well worth a visit.

The Twelve Apostles

The Apostles are within an easy drive from Camperdown. They stand in the powerful waters of the Southern Ocean, set against dramatic sea-cliffs sculpted by weather and waves. There are dozens of attractions along the Great Ocean Road – including Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson’s Steps, London Arch & Bay of Martyrs.

Gourmet Delights

If you enjoy great food and wine you may need to pace yourself – there’s so much on offer:

Apostle Whey Cheese

Apostle Whey Cheese, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Twelve Apostles, is a working dairy farm and cheese factory. They are open seven days a week and you can enjoy a free taste test of their handmade cheeses, watch the cows being milked, and cheesemakers at work.

Berry World

The fertile green countryside of Timboon offers a picturesque setting for a feast of luscious berries with a difference. Berry World is a pick-your-own berry farm that specialises in the high flavour varieties of strawberries that you won’t find in the supermarkets.

GORGE Chocolates

Belgian-style chocolates are made daily at this rustic outlet perched on a hilltop overlooking the Southern Ocean. GORGE stands for Great Ocean Road Gourmet Experience. There are a selection of free samples.

Heytesbury Ridge

Heytesbury Ridge has a vineyard, cellar door and 4-star B&B accommodation. They produce a range of handcrafted wines under the Newtons Ridge label from estate-grown vines planted in 1998. The Vineyard was awarded 4½ stars by the 2006 James Halliday Wine Companion. Complimentary tastings available.

L'Artisan Cheese

L’Artisan Cheese, near Timboon, offers tastings of their delicious French provincial farmhouse style cheeses made from biodynamic milk. Delicious!

Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

The Winery & Brewery, at Barongarook, has a cellar door, café and gallery. Take a tour or enjoy some wine and beer tasting matched with food. Open 7 days a week. Accommodation also available.

Port Campbell Touring Company

The Port Campbell Touring Company offers tours of the Shipwreck Coast; walking tours of the Great Ocean Walk; evening walking tours of the Loch Ard area; and surf fishing.

Timboon Distillery

Timboon Distillery is popular for its whisky, café and location. Located in an old goods shed at the Timboon railhead, the distillery is also home to Timboon Fine Ice Cream. Try the local smoked eel paté, Timboon strawberries and yoghurt, and the distillery’s own whisky, coffee cream, strawberry schnapps and vodka.

Timboon Fine Ice Cream

Timboon Fine Ice Cream produces all-natural, premium boutique ice cream, made from milk and cream sourced locally. No artificial flavours, colours or other additives are used.

Wildlife

Warrnambool’s Logans Beach is Victoria’s Southern Right Whale Nursery. The whales often swim within 100 metres of the shore during winter. The females migrate to the nursery where they birth their calves. They usually stay on for many weeks, readying the calves for their journey back to sub-Antarctic waters.

Tower Hill, declared Victoria’s first National Park in 1892, near Warrnambool is a great place to get a feel for lakes and crater country by walking around the volcanic landscape – it’s also a top spot to see kangaroos, emus, koalas, magpie geese, echidnas and a variety of waterbirds.

The Arts

When it comes to the arts, the region is served by range of public and private galleries including the Warrnambool Art Gallery, which offers a diverse collection of artworks, from European salon paintings to avant-garde modernist works. There are strong performing arts programmes at Warrnambool Entertainment Centre and Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre.

There is a busy programme of arts-based festivals and events in the region including Warrnambool’s Fun 4 Kids, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival and Port Fairy Spring Music Festival to name a few.

Country Pursuits

Because the region is predominantly agricultural there are a wide variety of country race meetings, agricultural shows, farmers markets and horse-riding events including the biennial Camperdown Ellerslie Hunt.

Horse races are held throughout the year at Warrnambool, Terang, Colac, Penshurst, Hamilton and Mortlake.


For information on the above listed locations and attractions, or to find out more about what this plentiful region has to offer contact your nearest Visitor Information Centre.

The Twelve Apostles Port Fairy Flagstaff Hill - Warrnambool The Otway Fly tree-top walk Dry stone walls The Great Ocean Road Triplet Falls - Great Otway National Park Rolling countryside Great Ocean Walk - Twelve Apostles Mount Elephant Apostle Whey Cheese Loch Ard Gorge Lake Gnotuk - from Camperdown Botanic Gardens

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