Attractions

Butterfly Farm is situated close to the magnificent scenery of the Shipwreck Coast, and within easy driving distance of several coastal and hinterland centres.

We can assist with your sightseeing, fishing or touring plans, including organising a relaxing boat cruise on the Curdies River, and boat charters and tours from Port Campbell.

We can even arrange for a helicopter to collect you from the farm, for an unforgettable trip along the Shipwreck Coast.

Childers Cove
Scene of the tragic shipwreck of the barque Children in in 1839, this small cove is a beautiful spot for a picnicking, diving or swimming. The nearby Murnane's Bay can also be explored.

Bay of Islands
Spectacular offshore rock stacks dot this wide bay. Strikingly-beautiful on sunny days, it is also one of the best places on the coast to experience the raw power of the wind and sea during stormy winter weather.

Antares Beach
A sweeping view along the rugged coastal cliffs. The Antares was wrecked in 1914 east of the viewing area on the cliff-top. Tragically, the shipwreck went almost unnoticed, the only person to see the ship's distress flares having his story dismissed as a joke.

Peterborough
A peaceful holiday village beside the wide Curdies Inlet. Ideal for a lazy day fishing on the river, playing a round on the cliff-top golf course (watch the water hazard... it's called the Southern Ocean!) or wandering along the beach or cliff-tops to take in the ever-changing ocean views.

Timboon
Famous for its cheeses, strawberries and ice cream, Timboon is at the heart of a picturesque dairying district. Wander through bushland and over historic trestle railway bridges along the Rail Trail that leads inland towards Cobden and Camperdown, once bustling with trainloads of timber from Timboon's sawmills.

Curdie Vale
Visiting the Boggy Creek Pub at Curdie Vale is a district tradition; the placid Curdies River is also an ideal spot to try fishing for black bream or yellow-eyed mullet. Thinking of improving the garden when you get home? Boggy Creek Garden Ornaments can provide you with all your garden needs, including pots, fountains and statues.

Otway Fly -- Lavers Hill
Get ready to take off on a spectacular journey through the tree-tops of the beautiful Otways rainforest via the Otway Fly Treetop Walk, a 600-metre long walkway, 25 metres above the forest floor.

Warrnambool
Hub city of the southwest, and the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool offers great dining, shopping and entertainment year round, and a host of attractions, including great beaches and a spectacular night-time sound and laser show that dramatises the wreck of the Loch Ard.

Allansford
Fine food and fast cars mix in this delightful small town nestled beside a bend in the Hopkins River. A taste treat of cheeses, local milks and fine dining is matched with the dust and adrenaline of the summer speedway, which features local, national and international sprintcar and saloon-car drivers battling for the chequered flag.



12 apostles
The Twelve Apostles, perhaps the most recognised attraction on the Shipwreck Coast, are just an easy drive from our B&B


clifftop at Antares Beach
Sweeping views across the Southern Ocean from the cliffs above Antares Beach


Cobden farmland
Rolling dairy farmlands near Cobden


Many more attractions on the Shipwreck Coast, including Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell and Cape Otway are within easy driving distance.

To the west, past Warrnambool, is Port Fairy, famous for its music festivals, and the huge extinct volcano of Tower Hill.

North are the lakes, mountains and craters of Victoria's Volcanic Trail, with historic towns such as Terang and Camperdown to visit and explore.