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Set on a ridge between the two magnificent lakes of Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk, Camperdown’s Lakes and Craters Holiday Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding Lakes and Craters country.

The Park is located within an Arboretum and adjacent Botanic Gardens, featuring majestic heritage listed Oaks and Elms and other exotic trees from around the world, including rare and endangered specimens.

The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park is located at 220 Park Rd Camperdown and features 7 cabins, 15 annual sites, 61 powered and 25 unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices. The park is also pet-friendly.

There is a great camp kitchen, interactive children’s playground, laundry and amenities block. There are also additional barbecues located in the beautiful surroundings of the Guilfoyle Botanic Gardens.

The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park, is open all year round and provides a perfect country holiday for couples and families alike.

Camperdown is located in the centre of Lakes and Craters country within easy reach of the Great Ocean Road, the world famous Twelve Apostles, Warrnambool and the Shipwreck coast, the Otway National Park and the Ballarat Goldfields.

For the water sport enthusiasts, Lake Bullen Merri offers great fishing, water and jet skiing, sailing and swimming. The nearby Lakes Recreation Park also offers a picturesque 18 hole golf course, lawn tennis courts, lawn bowls, cricket ground and a horse eventing complex.

South West Victoria is approximately 2.5hrs from Melbourne, 40mins from Port Campbell, (Great Ocean Road), 1 hr from Warrnambool, 1.5 hrs from the Grampians.

Camperdown to:
Melbourne – 192 km 2.5 hrs
Ballarat – 120 km 1:30 hrs
Warrnambool – 68 km 45 mins
Geelong – 120 km 1:30 hr
Colac – 45 kms 40 mins
Port Campbell – 46 km 40 mins

Camperdown is located on the world’s third largest volcanic plain! The biggest is the Deccan Plateau in India followed by the Snake River Plateau in the USA. This means Camperdown, located in Lakes and Craters country, provides a wide range of outdoor activities, great for your next holiday.

The region’s lush pastures are home to dairy farms producing mouth-watering cheeses, which can be sampled and purchased at nearby Timboon.

Lakes and craters

Climb to the top of Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf and take in 360-degree views of the coastal ranges and rolling western plains. Volcanic activity has shaped much of the surrounding landscape, leaving a legacy of cones, lakes and craters to explore.

Keen anglers will enjoy the chance to catch a few trout or chinook salmon at the many nearby lakes and streams.

Winding trails

For a dose of fresh country air, climb aboard your bike and head along the Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail to take in rolling green pastures, lakes, historic trestle bridges and pristine bushland.

Gourmet Produce

With a growing reputation for fine local produce and gourmet treats, the region now attracts foodies from across the state. Bring your basket and traverse the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail to sample everything from whisky, cheese and wine to yoghurt, strawberries and craft beer.


Camperdown has an eclectic mix of shops. There are several second-hand/antique/bric-a-brac stores, which we have written about previously.

You can also find great clothing from stores including Excuse Me, Laffs, Curls Surfwear and HERE home style & design.

Other stores include George Taylors (perfect for camping supplies), Camperdown Hardware, Camperdown Newsagency, Betta Home Living (and electrical) and Gee Bees Media (Leading Edge Computers and Telstra), The Little Pharmacy and Shoe Shop and Murray Fry Pharmacy.


Camperdown is very well serviced with places to dine or takeaway, including The Milkbar, DJ’s Café, Snout in the Trough, Midtown Café, The Loaf and Lounge, Hampden Hotel, Madden’s Commercial Hotel, Pat’s Chinese, Camperdown Country Roasts and Salads, Camperdown Bakery, Camperdown Seafoods, Tiangge Takeaway and the 24-Hour Roadhouse.

We look forward to welcoming you to Camperdown on your next holiday. As always please don’t hesitate to contact us on 5593 1253, or via email info@lchp.com.au so we can assist with your holiday planning.