Authentic rural heartland just 25km north of the 12 Apostles.

Close to 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail businesses including Apostle Whey Cheese and GORGE Chocolate.

12 Apostles Gourmet Trail

I am the blood of strawberry gems, the earthy scent of
an oozing blue, the stillness in the whisky glass.
I am the gift of fertile soil and ocean bounty.
I am the provider.

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Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park

The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the Heytesbury Settlement Scheme. This was a major land clearing exercise focused on creating soldier settlement farms in the 1950’s.

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True blue

In the midst of a regional gourmet revolution, Simpson remains true to its dairy farming roots. The small rural township was recently honoured as the Legendairy capital of South West Victoria; a nod to good farming practices, quality dairy produce and strength of community.

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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.