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Peterborough

Peterborough is located on the Shipwreck Coast section of the famed Great Ocean Road, 13 km west of Port Campbell. The town sits at the mouth of Curdies River, with Port Campbell National Park of the eastern side of the river and the Bay of Islands Coastal Park to the west.

While these two parks contain shores of dramatically rising cliffs and treacherous waters, the beaches and bays around Peterborough are decidedly family-friendly.

The town is only small, but its proximity to the major attractions of the region, such as Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and The Twelve Apostles, makes it a fine alternative base for exploring the area, or for a stopover for those pushing on along the Great Ocean Road.

Peterborough: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bay of Islands Coastal Park


This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Great Ocean Road
Peterborough, VIC, 3270

Located 0.2K from Peterborough

Spence Australia


Spence Australia stocks Australian designed and made souvenirs and gifts.

Sue Younis aka Spence and her daughter, Clare, design and make products inspired by the Great Ocean Road.

An intimate shop where you will find a wide range of locally designed magnets, greeting cards ,tea towels, aprons, tea cosies, key rings, ceramic mugs, postcards, soaps, candles and more.

Printing of cards (made using recycled paper) and souvenir range is completed in Warrnambool, Geelong and Melbourne. Local crafts people assist in the production of many of the items on offer in this unique store.

Located bayside in the Old Post Office House, Cairns street Port Campbell, Spence Australia are easy to find - the the town's beautiful beach is at their door step.




32 Cairns Street
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 10.3K from Peterborough

Port Campbell National Park


Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles.

Loch Ard Gorge, site of a 19th century shipwreck 'Loch Ard', as well as the Island Archway and London Bridge are other highlights. The Island Archway collapsed in 2009, highlighting the fragile and ever-changing nature of Victoria's coastline.

Discover the heritage of the Shipwreck Coast on short walks such as the Port Campbell Discovery Walk. Take a scenic drives along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at points of interest.

For refreshments visit the kiosk at the Twelve Apostles visitor centre.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Great Ocean Rd
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 10.7K from Peterborough

The Arches Marine Sanctuary


Just off the coast near Port Campbell, The Arches Marine Sanctuary protects a remarkable seascape. This area is known for the above water limestone landscape, however 19 to 25 metres below the waves there is a labyrinth of towering limestone canyons, caves, arches and walls. It is these structures which give the park its name. The area is characterised by high energy waves and cool water with flows from the Southern Ocean.

The complex structures beneath the waves provide a foundation for brilliantly coloured seaweeds and sponges to grow on. Due to the shaded underside of the underwater arches, habitats here are typical of those found in the deeper waters of Bass Strait.


Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Great Ocean Rd
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 10.7K from Peterborough

Twelve Apostles Marine National Park


The iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles can be found seven kilometres east of Port Campbell. As well as the above water beauty, spectacular arches, canyons, fissures, gutters and deep sloping reefs make up the environment below the waves. Powerful waves of the Southern Ocean constantly pound the coastline which has shaped the area into what you see today.

The remarkable underwater structures provide a complex foundation for magnificent habitats including kelp forests and colourful sponge gardens. Many animals prosper here including seabirds, seals, lobsters, reef fish and sea spiders. The intertidal and shallow subtidal reefs are known to have the greatest diversity of invertebrates on limestone reef in Victoria.

Marine mammals, such as whales, are also known to visit the area. Patient visitors after dark or in the early morning may see Little Penguins which nest in caves below the Twelve Apostles.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Great Ocean Rd
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 15.0K from Peterborough

Timboon Toybox


Welcome to Timboon Toybox, beautiful toys for imaginative minds.

There is nothing better than hearing the wow as children step into the store and are mesmerised by the toys, games, books, puzzles and treasures that surround them. Timboon Toybox is a collection of items that not only entertain the young but offers games and puzzles that brings together families and friends. There is something here for every age, newborn to 99.

Timboon Toybox is a place that offers a unique experience. It is the belief of the owners that you should be able to touch and feel the toys available and have the opportunity to play the games.
Children can learn Sleeping Queens or Rat a Tat Cat and adults enjoy making shapes in the kinetic sand.

Each product at Timboon Toybox has been lovingly hand picked with importance given to child development, the quality of the product and consideration on its value for money and how much fun it is going to be. There is a wide selection of gifts suitable for the birthday party to the forever treasure a grandparent might give for a first birthday.

At Timboon Toybox's there is a strong focus on providing products from suppliers that are environmentally conscious and focus on using sustainable timber and follow fair trade practices to produce their toys. There is a large range of Australian designed and owned companies that the store stocks such as Artiwood and Tiger Tribe. With over 20 suppliers, you will be surprised by the range and quality of gifts available.











1/11 Curdievale Road
Timboon, VIC, 3268

Located 16.3K from Peterborough

Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill


The Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill turns raw fibre into a variety of unique, artisan and handcrafted yarns. They are 100 per cent Australian, sourcing all of their fibre from Victoria.

Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill offers farm and mill tours, showing off the wonderful animals that contribute their fleece to their yarns as well as the sustainable approach we take to farming and processing.

Meet alpacas, chat with chickens, walk our orchard and feel the locally crafted yarns and woollen products (all of which are available for purchase on site).

Situated 34 kilometres north of Port Campbell, in the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road, this is a must see attraction for anyone interested in fibre and yarns. Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill are open by appointment, for small groups and individuals and offer guided tours.

Booking is essential via website or phone.




1580 Cobden-Warrnambool Road
Ecklin South, VIC, 3266

Located 24.2K from Peterborough

Peterborough: Events

Port Campbell Seaside Market


The Port Campbell Seaside Market occurs during January.

A kaleidoscope of family fun and colour that has become a summer institution on the south coast. The market is bursting with stalls providing fresh local produce, gifts, crafts, clothing and plenty of refreshment to shake a sun drenched salty thirst.

Stroll in straight off the beach for some colour excitement and a holiday bargain.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jan
      8th Jan
      15th Jan
      22nd Jan


Lord Street
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 10.5K from Peterborough

Peterborough: Travel Tips

Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre


Local, regional and state wide information to help you make the most of your stay. Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre specialises in tailoring itineraries to suit the needs of individuals and industry.

Ask about the fabulous and free award winning Craters to Coast Discovery program. Borrow an eight inch Newtonian Reflector telescope, binoculars or delight the kids with activities like Wind Hunter and Crater Quest.

Visitors are invited to view the wonderful display of artefacts from local wrecks including the Loch Ard, Schomberg, Fiji, Falls of Halladale and Newfield. Read the stories and connect to the tales of heroism and tragedy that are woven into the very fabric of the region.

The Visitor Information Centre chronicles the region daily on social media with daily insights and spectacular regional photography.

Looking for a special souvenir or gift to remember your trip by? Or perhaps a shipwreck book to curl up and read with a glass of local red?

Call in and see them in Port Campbell and let the friendly staff show you why there is so much more than just 12 reasons to stay. Together they will create a holiday to remember.




26 Morris Street
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269

Located 10.5K from Peterborough

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