Centred in the heart of the Lakes and
Craters Country, Camperdown is central to one of Australia's agricultural
rich farming districts. This pleasant rural town services a wide area of
Dairy, Sheep and Beef farming communities.Mount Leura and Mt Sugar loaf
volcanic crater with steep inner walls. Botanical Gardens. Stone Wall Fences.
Parks & Gardens
magnificent view of the Lakes and Craters can be had from the Botanical
Gardens, which is situated next to the Caravan
Park at the top of Park Lane. The Gardens have played
host to many guests including musicians from all over the country which
attend the World Music day, part of the Leura fest. With its splendid array
of trees and flowers, the views of the town and surrounding district from
this vantage point are spectacular. .
has more examples of dry stone walls than any other state in Australia.
West Victoria has a vast variety of these walls for visitors to see.
Camperdown, Mortlake and Terang have many different types of walls, each
one having special features which hold cultural and historical significance.
The early Anglo-Celtic immigrants utilised the abundance of basalt
that was found in the region, the early settlers were able to construct
gracious Homesteads and Dry stone Walls. Building these walls
served three purposes; they were used as boundaries; to keep out Rabbits;
and to clear the land of rocks.