I am a chorus of wind on a grassy plain. Dry stone walls, windmills and a picnic rug for two.
Tales of shipwreck and marine misadventure are woven into the very fabric of the region and a vibrant pastoral history, rich volcanic soils and philanthropic benefactors have left a legacy of cultured street scapes and magnificent historic buildings just north of the coast.
Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mount Elephant (near Derrinallum).
Lake Bookaar offers good bird watching opportunity over spring and summer presided over by the bulk of nearby Mount Elephant.
Deep Lake Recreation Reserve
Deep Lake is just 4.5km from the beautiful township of Derrinallum in South West Victoria and is located just off the Hamilton Highway. The Lake offers spectacular views of Mount Elephant and has toilets, boat launching facilities and a state of the art floating jetty.
Mount Noorat Walk
Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on the volcanic plain.
What to see & do
Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach
Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.
Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf
On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction marker.
Paddling lakes, rivers, estuaries
For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty of opportunities to explore.
We are so much more than an Antique Centre.
Merrian Dennis Art
Merrian Dennis works from her 'Gnarlbine Studio' nestled within the crater of Lake Gnotuk, Victoria.
Lismore Water Tower
A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe.
Located in the township of Terang about 212 kilometres South West of Melbourne the Dalvue Motel features 11 standard and executive suites, full off street parking, Wi-Fi, Digital television, clean...
Elephant Bridge Hotel
Elephant Bridge Hotel is one of Victoria's oldest inns (circa 1842). An historic bluestone establishment nestled in a rural landscape alongside Mount Emu Creek, is where bullock wagons once crossed...
Manifold Motor Inn
Enjoy old fashioned country hospitality and service at the Manifold Motor Inn, Camperdown's premier motel. The motor inn offers 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and...
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park features cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices.
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Timboon House & Stables
Come and enjoy The Stables accommodation and famous gardens at Timboon House. The beautiful property, listed by the National Trust and Heritage Victoria, is located just outside historic Camperdown.
Terang Country Bakery
Terang Country Bakery is an award-winning bakery featuring a wide variety of pies, cakes, bread, coffees, snacks and daily specials.
Lake Edge Cafe
Fully Licensed Café open Wednesday to Sunday, situated on the edge of picturesque Lake Purrumbete.
Rise and Grind
Rise and Grind is a coffee and juice bar located inside Nick Hose Fitness. It uses Kazbah Coffee beans and offers an express service via the Skip app.
Loaf and Lounge
Visit Loaf and Lounge for hand-moulded bread, traditional sourdoughs, cakes, pastries and a cafe, trading seven days a week.
With new owners who have recently taken over, Kram Cafe offers a wide variety of food and drink options to dine in or take away, including sandwiches, coffees, cold drinks,...
Visit Sweet Giftz for all your sugary needs and little sweet treats for all occasions. They stock a large range of gifts that are ideal for every age and every occasion.
Elephant Bridge Hotel is one of Victoria's oldest inns (circa 1842).
An historic bluestone establishment nestled in a rural landscape alongside Mount Emu Creek, is where bullock wagons once crossed and coaches rested between Geelong, and the south-west coastal ports of Port Fairy and Portland, and the gold diggings at Ballarat.
This charming hotel fuses its quintessential colonial past with boutique-style accommodation and sublime modern comforts.