Camperdown Botanic Gardens

Camperdown Botanic Gardens

To the west of the township of Camperdown, at the top of a windswept hill, you will find the Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum. They occupy a spectacular site with views across the ancient Western Victorian volcanic plains and the crater lakes of Bullen Merri and Gnotuk. This is the sacred land of the Djargurd Wurrung people – Eastern Maar Country.

Significant trees

The Camperdown Gardens land was put aside in 1869 with work being carried out by Daniel Bunce from 1870, in 1888 improvements were made under the guidance of William Guilfoyle. The Gardens feature four species of trees on the Significant tree registry; The African Holly, an avenue of nine Linden trees, two Himalayan Oaks and the New Zealand Akiraho. The impressive canopy also includes Elms, Cedars and Pines.

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Stay & play

Camperdown Botanic Gardens are a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic or BBQ (free electric BBQ) with your friends and family. Dogs on leashes are permitted in Camperdown Botanic Gardens. To comply with local by-laws and ensure safety for visitors and residents, dogs must be on leads at all times and owners need to be carrying bags to clean up after them.

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Accommodation Nearby

The Camperdown Mill

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Commercial Hotel

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Cascade Motel Camperdown

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Leura Hotel

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Things To Do Nearby

Lifeline Camperdown

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The Courthouse Camperdown

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Vintage Gnotuk

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Silver Nickels

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Places To Eat & Drink

The Milkbar

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Loaf and Lounge

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Sweet Giftz

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Quick Stop Cafe

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.