Timboon a gourmet's delight
Situated about 10 kilometres
south of the town on Ford and Fells road. Renowned for specialist cheeses
such as camembert, buetten, triple cream, herb torte, brie spread, quark,
smokehouse cheese and gourmet fetta, the farm is open daily between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. There are cheese tastings in the shop known as the Mouse
Trap. Helpful staff will explain each variety and give a short history
of the farm which has been using biodynamic methods for more than 20 years..
Berry World in Egan Street
is open from November through to April and allows you to pick your own
and loganberries when they are in season. Six varieties of strawberries
are available, including old favourites such as Red Gauntlet and tioga
as well as some newer varieties. Jams and strawberry ice are usually available.
World caters mainly for people wanting to pick their own berries although
a number of berries are sold to local Motels and fruit shops. There is
a wide grass strip between the rows of berries, allowing ease of access
for wheelchairs and prams..
Flora and Fauna
There are plenty of ways
to enjoy the natural bush setting which surrounds Timboon. The types of
vegetation which once covered the whole district are still abundant in
and around the township. A large section has been preserved in the Flora
and Fauna reserve at the edge of the town ..
Koalas, kangaroos, possums
and native birds can be seen while taking a pleasant walk through the bush
which follows the path of the old railway down to the Curdies.
Some of the lime kilns which used to abound in
the area are visible along this route.
With so much natural beauty around it Timboon
district is an attraction for artists..
The Timboon golf course
is surrounded by native gum trees, and has lush well kept fairways with
excellent greens, with the chance of meeting up with some of the locals
such as Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koalas it is no doubt one of the best
ways one can possibly relax.
The Curdies River is
quite unique in that it connects two of south western Victoria's most popular
fishing resorts, Lake Purrumbete famous for its chinook salmon and rainbow
trout, through to Peterborough on the Great Ocean Road. The Curdies River
offers good fishing for Trout, Bream, Eels and black fish.
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