We’re less than three hours from Melbourne!
People think Peterborough is a long way from Melbourne but it’s not! In fact, it takes the same amount of time to drive from Melbourne to Peterborough as it does from Melbourne to Apollo Bay.
Peterborough is located on the Great Ocean Road, 247km south-west of Melbourne, between Port Campbell (13km to the east) and Warrnambool (53km to the west).
How to find us
1: Heading west along the Princess Highway (A1) bypass Geelong, 13km past Colac turn left onto the C163 to Simpson. From Simpson take the C166 to meet the Great Ocean Road, and follow the signs heading west to Peterborough.
2: Heading east from Warrnambool along the Princes Highway (A1), turn right on the B100 and travel through Allansford and Nullawarre before arriving at Peterborough (53 km’s east of Warrnambool).
Coming to Peterborough is a great reason to drive along the Great Ocean Road!
A five hour drive from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road hugs the contours of Victoria’s rugged south-west coast and offers visitors one of the world’s greatest and most spectacular coastal drives. Start your journey in Geelong, turn left to Torquay and head to Anglesea where this spectacular scenic road begins, winding its way to Lorne and Apollo Bay.
From Lavers Hill experience the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk. For the adventurous, the Great Ocean Walk covers 91km and links Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. An opportunity to take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles before reaching Port Campbell will give you an astonishing view of this magnificent coastline. One of the most visited stretches of the road is Port Campbell. Buffeted by wild seas and fierce winds, the coastline around Port Campbell has been sculpted over millions of years to form a series of striking rock stacks that rise out of the Southern Ocean. The Great Ocean Road region also has a rich maritime past.
Historic towns such as Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland allow you to enjoy seafaring village life, with their fishing wharves, beautifully preserved colonial buildings and maritime museums recounting the stories of ships that have foundered off the rugged shipwreck coast.