Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Peterborough VIC


Postcode: 3270

Peterborough is a small town on the historic Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, about 3 hours drive from Melbourne. It was supposedly founded when the schooner The Schomberg was wrecked in the middle of the 19th century, and became a fishing village that is now a popular holiday destination.

Situated near The Twelve Apostles, London Arch and other notable natural land formations, Peterborough is perhaps best known for its part of the Shipwreck Coast.

One of the most famous wrecks was the Falls of Halladale which was wrecked in 1908 in thick fog, and became a tourist attraction for the next few years as it remained on the reef it was stuck on.

Peterborough also has a 9 hole golf course, 2 public tennis courts, and beaches.