• Historically significant pastoral township, rich in heritage and natural scenic attractions
  • 194 kilometres west of Melbourne, population 3165
  • Set in the western volcanic plains, surrounded by lakes and craters


  • Cycling through the volcanic past on the Crater to Coast rail trail starting at nearby Lake Bullen Merri
  • Meandering along the local roads and trails through the internationally significant Kanawinka Geopark


Once extensive grass and woodlands inhabited by the Djargurd Wurrung peoples, Camperdown is today a peaceful rural centre surrounded by rich agricultural land. The township itself is centred around the picturesque elm lined Manifold Street, made up of many of the town's historic and heritage listed buildings. At the base of Mount Leura, this attractive Western District region is noted for the numerous volcanic features strewn across its landscape and the productive soils that provide a variety of wonderful fresh tastes and gastronomic treasures. A wide selection of interesting and unique accommodation is available including many historic buildings transformed with quality modern features whilst retaining their pioneering charm. Full of country hospitality, the town and surrounds has numerous eateries and restaurants to satisfy all tastes.


  • Visiting the Camperdown Heritage Centre with its extensive collection of regional memorabilia and artifacts.
  • Observing the wildlife at Lake Purrumbete Nature Conservation Reserve
  • Catching a dinner of Rainbow or Brown trout, or maybe Chinook or Atlantic salmon at nearby Lake Bullen Merri




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