Home' Great Southern Tourist News : July 2011 Contents STATUE: What is thought to
be the oldest outdoor statue of
famous Scottish bard Robert
Burns will take pride of place at
a fund-raising concert planned
for Camperdown's Theatre
Royal on August 28. The statue
was damaged in 2009 and the
concert will help raise money
for its repair.
GARDENS: Follow Park
Lane west of Camperdown for
about three kilometres to the
beautiful and historic Camp-
erdown Botanic Gardens. A
lookout provides great views
to Lake Bullen Merri and Lake
Gnotuk. Swimming and aquatic
sports are catered for at a re-
serve at Lake Bullen Merri.
LAKES & CRATERS
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LIKE Camperdown, the town of Terang
is also famous for its historic trees,
with striking avenues of oaks, cotton-
woods, poplars and plane trees.
The main street, High Street,
features Terang's oldest avenue of
English oaks, which were planted in
the 1890s. Individual trees have been
classified by the National Trust, which
has also classified many of Terang's
A walking tour map of the town is
available from the century-old former
courthouse, now operating as Terang
Cottage Crafts. A dry lake bed at Terang
has been developed into sporting
facilities to give visitors and residents a
wide range of recreational choices.
Horse racing is also popular at
Terang and one of the biggest meets
is the New Year's Day event, which
attracts as many as 7000 people.
HEADING south, Timboon is growing
in popularity as a food lover's haven.
It is home to cheesemakers, an ice
creamery, berry picking, smoked
eels, chocolates and a stylish whisky
distillery and restaurant in the town's
old railway shed.
A rail trail linking Camperdown to
Timboon, constructed along a disused
railway line built in 1892, provides activi-
ties for visitors wanting to get active.
Tourists can cycle or walk through
the beautiful bushland setting and
across the restored historic trestle
bridge, choosing to take in the entire
34-kilometre trail or smaller sections.
The town's main street offers a
variety of shopping choices including
clothes and accessories, crafts, gifts,
coffee and bakery items.
The beer garden at the local pub is
the perfect place for a quiet drink and
to take in the bushland surrounds.
And all this is just 15 minutes from
the iconic coastline of the Great Ocean
Road. So whether you're looking for a
place to take the kids over the school
holidays, or you just want to unwind
and get in touch with nature, a trip
around Corangamite won't disappoint.
SKI BOAT RACING, LAKE BULLEN MERRI
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