Early Days

Parks And Gardens
Nature at its best
The Bush
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the natural bush setting which surrounds Timboon. The types of trees, wildlife and vegetation which once covered and inhabited 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 this bush which follows the path of the old railway down to the Curdies River.
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 is a source of inspiration  for artists such as Pam Orr, a collector of rustic cans and saws, along with many other items from the early settlement days. Pam's Pioneer Collection on the Curdievale Road is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. week days and 10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. on weekends..


Two rivers flow through the Timboon district the Curdies, which winds it's way to the sea via a wide inlet at Peterborough; and Scotts Creek a narrow stream. The Curdies which flows close to the lime works, is crossed by a historic old trestle railway bridge, though it is no longer used as such, it remains a reminder of time gone by..


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