6 Places to Visit and Where to Stay in Timboon

6 Places to Visit and Where to Stay in Timboon

While many visitors to the Great Ocean Road are focused on the beachside towns and stunning coastal beauty, Timboon is a charming example of how great getting off the beaten path can be. Nestled amongst Victoria’s hills, Timboon is a serene town a stone’s throw from some of the region’s biggest attractions and is quickly becoming known for its scenic landscape and artisanal cuisine.

This guide to some of our favourite Timboon attractions and accommodations will show how rewarding getting away from the tourists can be on your next road trip.

Must-See Attractions to Visit in Timboon

So why visit this quaint town? In addition to its charming scenery and proximity to attractions like the 12 Apostles, Timboon is also located in the rich dairy region of Victoria. This means visitors to this small town can expect world-class local produce on their Great Ocean Road holiday, with the famous Timboon Cheesery being just one of the great local eateries holidaymakers can stop off at in between exploring the outdoors.

1. Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

For those who appreciate whisky, the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery can’t be missed. This distillery provides opportunities to taste its award-winning single malt whisky and is home to the largest collection of Aussie Craft Spirits in Australia. They also have a restaurant where guests can enjoy seasonal meals made from fresh local ingredients, all situated at the historic Timboon railway station site.

Note: Trading hours and restaurant open status may differ seasonally, be sure to check these before your visit.

2. Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

Take in this challenging but scenic 34 km trail stretching from Camperdown to Timboon, or take a cruisy, 20km family bike ride along the 12 Apostles trail with Ebikes, mountain bikes, and kids bikes/trailer options available for rental.

3. Timboon Fine Ice Cream

For a sweet treat, visit Timboon Fine Ice Cream where local dairy is transformed into exquisite frozen delights. They have 24 exciting flavours and a ‘Sundae School’ where groups can learn first-hand how to make an ice cream sundae from ‘cow to cone’

4. Timboon Golf Club

Work off your decadent meals on the green with this 18-hole course. Surrounded by native bush, keep an eye out for koalas, ducks, echidna, rabbits, kangaroos, turtles and native birds while you play.

5. Berry World

Head in-season to pick some of the tastiest strawberries right from the source and enjoy fresh fruit alongside lunch at the eclectically placed Thai Restaurant or coffee at the adjoining cafe.

6. Schulz Organic Creamery and Cafe

The famous Timboon Cheesery prides itself on its sustainable practices and the exceptional quality of its organic dairy products. Their handcrafted cheeses and freshly churned butter are highlights, providing a taste of the local terroir. Don’t miss out on their excellent cafe offerings from patissier Hila Perry (formerly of such venues as Vue de Monde, Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston).

Unique Accommodation in Timboon

Finding the perfect place to stay in Timboon is easy, with options ranging from charming B&Bs to unique camping experiences. Here are a few great choices for accommodation in Timboon:

For those looking to immerse themselves in nature, Modesc Timboon lets you cosy up by the fire with a chance for an up-close view of native wildlife, as its private deck is superbly situated overlooking the township. Timboon Tiny Homes provides a different escape from the city, set in picturesque surroundings right in the heart of town. These tiny homes are a perfect, stress-free base from which to explore the local area with a stocked mini-bar and the Timboon Ice Creamery next door.

For a more budget-conscious stay, The Railway View Hotel has 8 comfortable rooms with breakfast included, while Brucknell Park Scout Camp offers powered and unpowered Timboon camping facilities in an expansive natural setting. With 46 hectares of bushland and plenty of different accommodation options, this campsite is ideal for families, schools, training retreats, and even weddings with an on-site Chapel.

Visit This Hidden Gem on Your Trip

Come and see for yourself why Timboon is worth visiting. Take pleasure in exploring Timboon’s rich offerings of attractions, gourmet experiences and more. View more accommodation options or our comprehensive 4-day Itinerary for your ideal Timboon trip.

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