About

Peterborough is a small, tranquil, low-key fishing and holiday village of about 200 people, situated at the Western end of the Great Ocean Road, on the mouth of the Curdies River estuary and nestled between the Bay of Islands Coastal Park and Port Campbell National Park.

The township has not been commercialised and is therefore one of the last remaining undeveloped towns on the Great Ocean Road. It is surrounded by numerous beautiful and unspoilt beaches, has a 9-hole cliff top Golf Course and is only a short drive to the world famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, as well as the equally spectacular London Bridge, The Arch, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands.

Peterborough is the perfect destination for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy lives, and who are keen to learn more about this famous coastline. For the more adventurous, there are fishing and diving tours available locally, as well as helicopter charters which operate from Peterborough Airport. For those wishing to stay a bit closer to home, we supply tennis racquets, fishing tackle, super-sized beach towels, a set of right-handed golf clubs, numerous board games and a picnic basket. The local shops have everything you need if you would prefer to simply bunker down and stay at home in front of one of the many movies offered in our free movie library.

Please visit our Activities as well as our Events and Attractions pages for an extensive summary of things to see and do while you are visiting the area.

Distance to
References taken from www.whereis.com.au
• Port Campbell 13.7km 11min
• Boggy Creek Hotel 20km 15min
• Timboon 22.2km 19min
• Princetown 32.7km 25min
• Terang 48.7km 36 min
• Cobden 51.4km 39 min
• Warrnambool 52.1km 40 min
• Noorat 55.9km 44 min
• Lavers Hill 61.5km 52min
• Port Fairy 78.4km 1hr
• Apollo Bay 110.3km 1hr 21min
• Cape Otway 99.8km 1hr 44min
• Cape Bridgewater 165km 2hr 10min
• Melbourne 239.3km 2hr 55min
• Adelaide 667km 7hr 20min

Getting there
From Melbourne via Great Ocean Road:
Follow the Great Ocean Road (B100) through coastal towns of Anglesea, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell through to Peterborough (12km's west of Port Campbell).

From Melbourne via Colac:
Follow Princes Highway (A1) through Geelong and Colac. 12km's west of Colac turn left at old Church and follow signs to Simpson & Port Campbell (C163 & 166) then travel west on Great Ocean Road (B100) for 12 km's to Peterborough.

From Warrnambool:
Follow Princes Highway (A1) east for 5km's until Allansford/ Great Ocean Road turnoff (B100). Travel through Nullawarre and Nirranda until you arrive in Peterborough (46km's east of Warrnambool).

Peterborough Airport Phone 03 5598 5441
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