Surrounded by mounts Leura and Sugarloaf, and lakes Bullen Merri and Purrumbete, and criss-crossed by spectacular avenues of elms and oaks, Camperdown is the largest population centre of Corangamite Shire.
Conveniently located on the Princes Highway and train line, the town is just two-and-a-half hours from Melbourne and 45 minutes' drive from the majestic Twelve Apostles.
With a population of 3400, Camperdown is home to a hospital, businesses and schools that service the surrounding rich agricultural landscape.
The area was originally home to the Djargurd Wurrung people and European settlement began in 1839 when graziers took advantage use of the fertile volcanic plains.
The town grew during the gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s.
The streets boasts striking heritage architecture including the Manifold Memorial Clocktower, the Theatre Royal, courthouse, bluestone post office and Masonic Hall, and many other late 19th and early 20th century buildings.
The town boasts a life-sized statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns, which was carved in the 1830s out of sandstone from his native Ayrshire.
Camperdown is home to celebrated botanical gardens, designed by the great botanist and landscape architect William Guilfoyle.
Activities include fishing, boating, golf, equestrian, swimming and cycling or walking on the 40km Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail.
Camperdown provides a balanced life for residents, with affordable housing, plenty of space and a country lifestyle, while also offering employment, sporting, social and education opportunities.
Friendly faces provide a strong community and sense of place. In the towns of Corangamite shire you get to know the locals and be a local.
The shire boasts clean air and green lush settings with stunning views overlooking the renowned lakes and rolling hills. The scenery is breathtaking, evokes a sense of peace and awe, while traffic jams will be a distant memory.
Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are significant economic contributors in the area. The rural environment gives people the opportunity to grow their own, or buy organic from one of the local producers.
Well-being is also important in the region and is supported with ample health care services and hospitals.
Educational facilities are widely available with child care, primary and secondary schools catering to all family needs. The affordable cost of living and housing frees up income to allow people to spend on their leisure activities.