Early Days

Early Days
From Timber Mills to Dairy Cattle


Timboon is located in a rich dairying area on the western side of the Otways and is 20 minutes by road north of Port Campbell and the scenic Great Ocean Road.
Timboon was first settled in 1877, the town began to prosper when the railway was opened in 1892. Timber was the main industry in the district at this time, with as many as 18 mills producing approximately 13,000 ton of timber a year. Today Dairy Farming is the main income for most families in the district along with timber and other primary products such as prime lamb, beef, deer, emu, ostrich, unique cheeses and fresh strawberries. With a population of around 850 people Timboon provides all the necessary services needed for a growing rural community.


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