DISCOVER THIS HIDDEN GEM AMONG THE GREAT ICONIC ATTRACTIONS
Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions Peterborough is a great family friendly destination with a shorefront playground and children's riding loop.
A great shorefront playground and children's riding loop immediately marks Peterborough as a family friendly destination. The tennis courts are often alive with family challenge matches until the smell from the BBQ draws everybody from the court.
Place names around Peterborough are often tied to nearby shipwrecks. Look for names like Newfield bay, Halladale Point, Antares Rock and Schomberg Reef.
There are approximately 638 known shipwrecks along Victoria’s coast, although only around 240 of them have been discovered.
Peterborough is also home to a magnificent 9 hole Golf Course. Set right on the the shoreline, with views of the battered coast and the London Arch (formerly London Bridge), an offshore formation in the Port Campbell National Park.
A short course with a par of 64, which is quite easy although a pleasant day & a good score could unravel very easily! A great fun course!
Falls of Halladale (1908)
The Falls of Halladale is best known for her spectacular demise in a shipwreck near Peterborough. On the night of 14 November 1908 she was sailed in dense fog directly onto the rocks due to a navigational error.
The crew of 29 abandoned ship safely and all made it ashore by boat, the ship as she gradually broke up and then sank in the shallow water. Today the Falls of Halladale is a popular destination for recreational divers.
Beaches to the immediate west of Peterborough township are characterized by sheltered coves, grottos and offshore stacks. The constant twisting and turning of the shoreline means you can find relative shelter in most conditions. Try Wild Dog Cove, Bay of Martyrs, Worm Bay and Crofts Bay. Make use of the walking trail linking beaches between the golf course and the Bay of Martyrs car park.
Download your Free Map of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park walking tracks.
London Arch (London Bridge)
Head to the upper western or lower eastern viewing platforms at London Bridge and take in sweeping views of the great Southern Ocean.
Originally a natural archway and tunnel in an impressive offshore rock formation, London Bridge collapsed in 1990 and became a bridge without a middle. Before the collapse, visitors to the site were able to walk across 'the eastern bridge' that stretched across to the mainland.
Time your visit for the end of the day to see the small population of little penguins returning home.
Where to Stay in Peterborough
Peterborough Holiday House
The Peterborough Holiday House is located in the centre of town and is walking distance to beaches, nine hole golf course, tennis courts and the local cafe, restaurant, take away,...
Peterborough House & Motel
Located in the restful coastal village of Peterborough, situated at the mouth of the Curdies River on the Great Ocean Road, Peterborough House is the perfect destination for your holiday...
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
On the Great Ocean Road, next to the bridge and opposite the hotel. Very popular for estuary and surf fishing, cray fishing, diving and swimming.
What to See and Do in Peterborough
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
12 Apostles Biplane Flights
Soar over the spectacular Shipwreck Coast in an open cockpit biplane. See it all from the 12 Apostles to the Bay of Islands.
Peterborough Licensed Grocers
The Peterborough Licensed Grocers is open seven days for all your last minute needs. They stock a range local produce including Schulz Organic Milk and Cheese, milk bar and licensed...
Peterborough Antiques and Art
Browse the eclectic collection of award-winning contemporary artwork and quality antiques. Peterborough Antiques and Art is for those whose joy it is to browse art collections, furnish their home with...
Skydive 12 Apostles
Skydive 12 Apostles offers Australia's most spectacular skydive. Take off from the Great Ocean Road Airport, take it all in as you jump from 14,000 feet over one of the...