Derrinallum

Population 233

Nearby national parks

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  • Kinglake National Park

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Fishing spots near town

Lake Bullen Merri 34 km

Lake Bullen Merri at Camperdown is less than 20 mins drive from Lake Purrumbete. A deep, volcanic lake with saline water, it is stocked with brown and rainbow trout, Atlantic and Chinook salmon, and Australian bass.... Find out more


Lake Purrumbete 37 km

The bulk of the serious trout-fishing action in Victoria is in the Western District crater lakes. Of these, Lake Purrumbete near Camperdown ranks in the top half a dozen trout lakes in the state in terms quality,... Find out more


Lake Bolac 40 km

One of my favourite fishing activities after a hot summer day is to wander along the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong, casting lures for redfin. Redfin are feisty, competitive fish that bite readily and taste great.... Find out more


Peterborough 77 km

Peterborough has beach and estuary fishing. The estuary system is Curdies River, a noted bream river with fish to 1.5 kg common. The best place to access the river is upstream at a place called Boggy Creek – a name... Find out more


Warrnambool 82 km

Warrnambool is a big, tidy city. It’s a great place to take the family for a holiday, particularly if you have fishing on your mind. All forms of angling are available, but the most popular water is the Hopkins... Find out more


Gellibrand River 84 km

A little further west from Aire River are Castle Cove and Johanna Beach; both produce fishing similar to the beach at Aire River. There is also good beach fishing at Princetown, at the mouth of the Gellibrand River. ... Find out more


Lorne 94 km

On the way into Lorne is a popular ledge known as Jump Rock. It consistently produces salmon, silver trevally, barracouta, pinkies and mullet. The drive into Lorne will also take you across the Erskine River, a small... Find out more


Aire River 97 km

This area comprises estuary, surf and freshwater on the west side of Cape Otway. Aire River nestles in a valley along the foothills of the Otways. To get there, follow the Great Ocean Road past the Cape Otway turn-off,... Find out more


Apollo Bay 98 km

Apollo Bay has a diversity of angling options, including river, estuary, surf and offshore. You can also fish from the rocks or in the sheltered harbour. Anglers who come here seek everything from brown trout and bream... Find out more


Port Fairy 99 km

Port Fairy is an unimposing historic seaport between Warrnambool and Portland. While it might come across as a sleepy, seaside resort, Port Fairy always seems to attract exciting piscatorial headlines. During the 1960s... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, Ballarat 71 km

This carbon-neutral business in Ballarat runs small, personalised tours of no more than six people in the Goldfields region, with three themes – wild nature, gold history and heritage, and food and wine.... Find out more


Diving and snorkelling - Port Campbell, Peterborough and Warrnambool 77 km

Best known in diving circles for its multitude of shipwrecks, most of which are reached by boat dives, this area also has some great snorkelling and shore dives. Recommended spots include the Port Campbell jetty, Wild... Find out more


Picnicking at Lake Pertobe Reserve 81 km

Lake Pertobe Reserve on Warrnambool’s foreshore is known as one of the best adventure playgrounds around, with plenty for kids of all ages. There are paddleboats and canoes, a maze and flying fox, free barbecues... Find out more


Canoeing on Lake Elizabeth 81 km

For a fantastic dawn or dusk paddle in which you have a 95 per cent chance of seeing a platypus, join Otway Eco Tours on Lake Elizabeth. Half-day trips to this remote lake in the ranges depart from the small hamlet of... Find out more


Brisbane Ranges National Park 89 km

With a vibrant koala population, this relatively small national park only 80 kilometres west of Melbourne has picnic areas, walking tracks through rocky gorges and a basic camping area.... Find out more


Sea-kayaking in Marengo Marine Sanctuary 100 km

In an exciting two-hour guided paddle, head out from Apollo Bay to Marengo Marine Sanctuary to get a close-up view of an Australian fur-seal colony. The seals often come out to swim around the kayaks.... Find out more


Golf courses around town

Port Fairy Golf Club 94 km

An endearing quality of the great links layouts of Britain and Ireland is their natural setting. Wild, windswept holes rolling between sand dunes that have stood tall for centuries are the norm. The links of Port... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck) 36 km

Scott and Vanessa Wilson-Browne are another couple of ‘ale changers’ who swapped busy Melbourne careers to move to the country, bring up their young family, and brew and market craft ales. Along the way, they... Find out more


Otway Estate Brewery 63 km

Located 12 kilometres from Colac, Otway Estate Winery was established in 1983, specialising in cool-climate wines; a microbrewery was added in 2007. Head brewer Luke Scott oversees the production of up to 15 different... Find out more


Flying Horse Brewery 77 km

Whales and ales are now the twin attractions for the pretty seaside Victorian city of Warrnambool, following the development of the sprawling Flying Horse Bar & Brewery complex by joint owners Matt Monk, Matt Stewart... Find out more


Campsites around town

Camperdown Lakes and Craters Holiday Park 33 km

This scenic park is wedged between a pair of extinct volcano craters. Part of one crater has been flooded by Lake Bullen Merri, which is perfect for watersports such as sailing, waterskiing and swimming. The scenery is... Find out more


Lake Purrumbete Caravan Park 39 km

Lake Purrumbete is a prime destination for anglers chasing chinook salmon and rainbow and brown trout, as attested to by the heavy-duty boat ramps and jetties at the caravan park. The park is on the foreshore at the... Find out more


Lake Bolac Caravan Park 42 km

Located 100 km west of Ballarat, Lake Bolac is popular with watersports enthusiasts when the water level is deep enough. The caravan park is situated on the lake foreshore, accessed off the Glenelg Hwy. All the park... Find out more


Lake Bolac Foreshore camping area 42 km

It’s fine to camp on the foreshore at Lake Bolac, except where there are signs advising otherwise. Toilet facilities are located at various points around the lake, but hot showers are only available at Picnic Point... Find out more


Meredith Park camping area 49 km

On the northern shore of Lake Colac, this simple camping area attracts hordes of anglers when the water level is good. From Colac, head north on the road to Ballarat for 10 km and turn onto Meredith Park Rd.... Find out more


Surface Point camping area 50 km

A Chinese settlement was located at Surface Point in the gold-rush days, and there’s still some evidence of it scattered throughout the bush. Try your hand at fossicking along Misery Creek – don’t let... Find out more


Lake Colac Caravan Park 54 km

When its water levels are high, the namesake body of water next to the town of Colac, 73 km west of Geelong on the Princes Hwy, is used for all manner of watersports: from swimming and sailing to waterskiing. The caravan... Find out more


Central Caravan Park 55 km

True to its name, this caravan park is located close to the centre of Colac, at the township’s showgrounds. It’s also close to the largest botanic gardens in country Victoria, and at the end of the street are... Find out more


Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park 65 km

When it holds water, Lake Burrumbeet attracts watersports lovers from around the region, and anglers keen on catching trout and redfin. It’s situated on the western fringe of Ballarat, the town centre of which is... Find out more


Middle Creek camping area 68 km

If you’re part of a large group, or are towing a caravan or camper trailer, head for relatively flat ground at Middle Creek. You can walk right across the park from here. A particularly steep and demanding trail is... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Camperdown Lakes and Craters Holiday Park 33 km

Perched on the rim of a crater lake high above Camperdown and adjoining the botanical gardens, this park has a fabulous outlook. It offers basic facilities at a budget price. Bookings are required at Christmas and... Find out more


BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park 67 km

This well-established, quality park is in a quiet rural area 6 km west of the city on the old Western Highway. It has a great range of facilities including a spa, sauna and tennis court. Bookings are required at Easter... Find out more


Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park 71 km

Centrally located (2 km from the city centre) and easily accessible, this quality park has a wide range of accommodation and very good facilities, including a heated pool and spa, and bathrooms for children and families.... Find out more


A Welcome Stranger Holiday Park 73 km

Located 2.5 km east of Ballarat, this is a good quality park in a quiet, easily accessible area. The park has a large number of sites, a heated pool, a spa, minigolf, an adventure playground and a tennis court. We... Find out more


Port Campbell Holiday Park 77 km

This park is in a scenic location close to the centre of town and adjoining the beach. It is privately managed but forms part of the national park. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies... Find out more


Great Ocean Road Tourist Park 79 km

Situated just off the Great Ocean Road at the mouth of the Curdies River, this park is popular with those keen on fishing. It is just a short walk from the centre of town and the beach and has good facilities. Bookings... Find out more


Fig Tree Holiday Village 80 km

Centrally located about 600 metres from main shopping precinct, this is a very good quality and good value park in a quiet off-highway position. It has a heated indoor pool and a tennis court but cannot fit big rigs.... Find out more


Surfside Holiday Park – Warrnambool 81 km

This is a large, very good-quality council-owned park right on the beachfront. Great for a family beachside holiday, the park has good facilities and is just 1 km from the city centre and close to Flagstaff Hill.... Find out more


Discovery Holiday Parks – Warrnambool 82 km

Across the road from the beach, this well kept park is ideal for a holiday or just a few days away. With its excellent facilities, including a popular undercover camp kitchen and a movie room, the park can be busy.... Find out more


Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park 93 km

This is actually a group of five parks all within Lorne, and all five are administered from the one office. Each is well positioned and within walking distance of the resort-style town centre. Lorne is one of... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Apollo Bay Youth Hostel 98 km

This relatively new hostel was built with an eco-friendly design, including thermal storage banks and other passive solar heating and cooling. It also has solar hot water, rainwater tanks, a worm farm, drought-tolerant... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Derrinallum park area

At Derrinallum

Adjacent to the highway, in the middle of town.


Deep Lake camping area 4 km

T/O at Derrinallum

Large grassed area among trees on the edge of the lake. Located 4km north of the highway via Chatsworth Rd.


Lake Tooliorook camping area 7 km

T/O at Lismore

Large grassed area among trees on the edge of the lake 5km south of Lismore.


Lismore park area 11 km

At Lismore

Just off the highway next to the swimming pool. On the east side of town.


Mortlake park area 39 km

At Mortlake

Adjacent to the highway, in the middle of town.


East Beach camping area 39 km

T/O 3km E of Lake Bolac (R) or 48km W of Skipton (L)

On the shores of the lake 3km south of the highway.


Fishermans Point camping area 41 km

T/O 3km E of Lake Bolac (R) or 48km W of Skipton (L)

On the shores of the lake 500m south of the highway.


Picnic Point camping area 41 km

T/O at Lake Bolac

Under shady trees on the shores of the lake 2km south-east of the highway via Mortlake and Frontage rds.


Lake Bolac rest area 42 km

2km E of Lake Bolac (R) or 49km W of Skipton (L)

Just off the highway under trees on the shores of the lake.


Woady Yaloak Creek rest area 47 km

26km E of Skipton (L) or 6km W of Smythesdale (R)

Surrounded by scrub just off the highway.


Wickliffe park area 52 km

At Wickliffe

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Smythesdale camping area 53 km

At Smythesdale

Secluded and shady setting 500m north of the highway via Gardens St.


Colac park area 54 km

At Colac

Just off the highway under shady trees in the middle of town.


Winchelsea park area 62 km

At Winchelsea

On the riverbank via Barton Tce.


Middle Creek camping area 68 km

T/O 32km SE of Ararat (L) or 12km NW of Beaufort (R)

Secluded in the forest 8km (unsealed) north of the highway in Mt Buangor State Park.


Mount Langi Ghiran rest area 69 km

17km E of Ararat (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For eastbound only.


Bailes camping area 70 km

T/O 32km SE of Ararat (L) or 12km NW of Beaufort (R)

Secluded area 9km (unsealed) north of the highway in the forest of Mt Buangor State Park.


Clarendon rest area 72 km

26km S of Ballarat (R) or 60km N of Geelong (L)

Large secluded area just off the highway behind some shady trees.


Nine Mile Creek rest area 74 km

41km E of Hamilton (R) or 33km W of Lake Bolac (L)

Just off the highway under some large trees.


Langi Ghiran camping area 74 km

T/O 13km E of Ararat (L) or 31km W of Beaufort (R)

Secluded area 5km (unsealed) north of the highway in a natural bush setting in Langi Ghiran State Park.


Greenhill Lake camping area 75 km

4km E of Ararat (L) or 40km W of Beaufort (R)

Well off the highway on the shores of the lake.


Meredith park area 76 km

At Meredith

Large area located in a side street (turn off at the roadhouse) at Pioneer Park.


Leigh River rest area 76 km

At Inverleigh

Large grassed area just off the highway under shady trees. On the east side of town.


Lexton South Rest Area 79 km

27 km S of Avoca (L) or 43 km N of Ballarat (R)

Large area just off the highway. Only limited shade.


Peterborough park area 79 km

At Peterborough

On the foreshore, just off the highway.


Twelve Apostles park area 80 km

86km W of Apollo Bay (R) or 10km E of Port Campbell (L)

Just off the highway at the interpretive centre near the lookout.


Slaty Creek camping area 81 km

T/O at Creswick

Small secluded campground located 6km (partly unsealed) south-east of Creswick via Bungaree, Slaty Creek and Petticoat rds.


Creswick South rest area 81 km

16km N of Ballarat (L)

Very small area adjacent to the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.


Penshurst park area 82 km

At Penshurst

Just off the highway and adjacent to the caravan park.


Johanna Beach camping area 91 km

T/O 38km W of Apollo Bay (L) or 57km E of Port Campbell (R)

Near the beach 5km south of the highway via Red Johanna Rd in Otway National Park.


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