Unearth Hidden Gems of the Wimmera Mallee

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There’s an exciting world waiting to be discovered in the heart of the Wimmera Mallee. This vast and diverse landscape offers unique experiences that are utterly captivating. So, pack your curiosity and embark on a journey through this extraordinary part of Victoria. Your offbeat adventures await!

 

Stick Shed: A Timber Giant

Imagine exploring a colossal shed made entirely of sticks! The Murtoa Stick Shed, a World War II grain storage facility, stands as a testament to ingenuity. Its intricate wooden framework is an architectural marvel that leaves explorers in awe.

 

Town Character and Heritage Trails

Wander through charming towns like Nhill, Jeparit, and Rainbow to discover post-war, pioneer, and art deco architecture. Explore the character-filled streets, town halls, old pools, and churches that tell the stories of yesteryears.

 

Yurunga Homestead

Step into the past at Yurunga Homestead, a beautifully preserved 19th-century homestead. Explore its period rooms and gardens, and imagine life in the early days of settlement.

Film Locations and Cultural Significance

Discover the locales featured in films like “The Dry” and “The Dressmaker” (Horsham & Murtoa). These settings showcase the region’s unique landscapes and the role they play in storytelling.

Nick Cave’s Hometown & Famous Toilets

Warracknabeal is renowned as the birthplace of music icon Nick Cave. Visit this town to connect with his roots. While there, don’t miss the quirky Ladies Rest Rooms built in 1928 as an important social hub.

Squatter Coffey: A Local Legend

Explore the legacy of Squatter Coffey, a revered figure in the region’s history. Learn about his remarkable life and the impact he had on the community, and enjoy the delights of trail riding.

 

Rail Adventures

Experience the nostalgia of steam travel with The Grainlander. Enjoy slow rail travel behind steam locomotive R707 from Ballarat to Sea Lake via Wycheproof and Lake Tyrrell, and back to Melbourne – one of the longest journeys by steam locomotive operating in the world!

 

The World’s Smallest Mountain

While in the region, scale the summit of Mt Wycheproof for bragging rights. It’s the smallest registered mountain in world!

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