The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the Heytesbury Settlement Scheme.
The Heytesbury Settlement Scheme was a major land clearing exercise focused on creating soldier settlement farms in the 1950’s.
Displays in the park and interpretation in a rotunda overlooking the lake include details of machinery and equipment that was used to clear the bush and the endeavour of local farmers that have resulted in one of Australia’s most productive dairy farming regions.
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.