warracknabeal

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Around Warracknabeal

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There are many delights for visitors to discover in Victoria’s very own Wild West, the Wimmera Mallee.

Warracknabeal is the thriving commercial centre of this rich agricultural area and celebrates the pioneer history of the region.   

The beautiful Yarriambiack Creek is lined with majestic gum trees and provides a haven for water birds and local wildlife.  Follow the Yarriambiack Creek walk as it winds it’s way through the town toward the perfect end point, the Creekside Hotel!

Take the time to admire the historic buildings along Scott Street, and get your selfie at Federation Place with the Sheep and Kelpie sculpture, a tribute to our town’s early pioneer days.

 

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the silo art trail

Silo Art

 

Silo art trail

Conceived in 2016, the Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery and features works by renowned artists from Australia and across the world. The mural portraits are painted onto old grain silos and beautifully capture the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee people.

The trail is over 200km long takes you through towns such as Patchewollock, Lascelles, Rosebery, Brim, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup and of course, Warracknabeal. There are many other attractions to explore along the trail, we recommend staying locally and immersing in the amazing Wimmera Mallee experience.

It’s a place like no other.

We recommend planning your route ahead of time so that you make the most of your visit and you have enough time to enjoy this wonderful cultural experience.  Make sure your plan includes either lunch or dinner at the best pub along the Silo Art Trail, The Creekside Hotel!

For more information and to plan your silo experience we recommend the Silo Art Trail website.

Silo Art Trail

just up the road

explore THE WIMMERA MALLEE

Things to do

 

Things to do

Explore the many adventures and unique sites of the Wimmera Mallee.  There are over a dozen walking trails, and countless lakes, creeks and wetlands to admire the local wildlife.

For the outdoor adventurers there are State and National Parks, camp grounds and 4WD tracks aplenty.  For those who like to play, the Wimmer Mallee boasts great fishing spots, golf courses and water skiing lakes.

If history and culture is more your thing, why not explore the many towns and communities that embody the rich pioneering spirit of the people of the Wimmera Mallee.

Or, take a long leisurely drive and discover back roads lined with paddocks of wheat and barley, homesteads and shearing sheds, and lovely fat lambs grazing on grass during the spring.

For more information we recommend visting the Wimmera Mallee Tourism webpage.

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favourite Towns

Surrounding Towns

Jeparit

Just 50km up the road from Warracknabeal, Jeparit is a delightful surprise for visitors.  Where the Wimmera River meets Lake Hindmarsh, this stunning town is steeped in both history and natural beauty.

Sitting on the banks of the Wimmera River, the spectacular Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum is a must see for visitors.  The museum offers an interactive experience and a sense of what life was like in the early pioneer days of Victoria.

Jeparit is also the birth place of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies.  In the centre of town you will find Menzies Square.   Built on the site of the original Menzies family store, this is the perfect place for a picnic lunch and to soak up some of the history of Jeparit and the life of Sir Robert Menzies.

If you are lucky, the locals may let you in on their favourite fishing or water skiing spots on the Wimmera River.

Visit Jeparit

 

 

Dimboola

On the doorstep of the Little Desert National Park, Dimboola is a great little stop off before hitting the walking trails or 4WD tracks.

Situated on the red gum lined banks of Wimmera River, it offers lovely walking tracks and is a popular boating, fishing and picnic spot.

Dimboola is surrounded by fields of wheat crops and sheep farms.  Agriculture is the lifeblood of the town, dating right back to the mid 1800s when the area was originally known as Nine Creeks.

Head 10km north west from Dimboola on the Western Highway and you will find the region’s famous Pink Lake. This natural phenomenon, a salty expanse of wetland that takes on a pink hue, thanks to the microscopic algae found in the lake.

South-west of Dimboola is the Little Desert National Park. Follow Horseshoe Bend Road along the Wimmera River for about 6 kilometres to reach one of the eastern entrances to the park at the Horseshoe Bend camping ground.

Visit Parks Victoria for more information on Little Desert National Park.

Visit Dimboola

Murtoa

The rich rural culture of the Wimmera stands proud in the quaint town of Murtoa.

Situated on the picturesque Lake Marma, there is abundant birdlife to admire, a 2km walking track around the lake and provides a perfect spot to watch the sunset in the West.  

Murtoa boast three Victorian Heritage listed sites, that celebrate the agricultural and natural history of the area.

The National Heritage listed cultural icon Stick Shed is a combination of bush ingeniuity and a sign of the strength of the Australian wheat industry.  A dramatic struture, almost cathedral like in it’s size and structure.  It certainly captures the imagination and is well worth a visit.

The Railway Water Tower built in 1886 and the Kurrajong Tree Avenue (1901) are just two of the many sights to marvel at on the Murtoa Heritage Trail.

 

Visit Murtoa

Where to stay

 

Where to Stay

Banksia

Your family will be close to everything when you stay at this centrally located place. Located along the silo art trail, close to shops and Anzac Park. The Grampians just over an hours drive makes a great day trip.

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Leura Log Cabin

Experience the rustic charm of the Leura Log Cabin, located a short four minute drive from Warracknabeal.  You will fall in love with the ambience of the bush surrounds and the abundant bird and animal wildlife.  Enjoy a cosy night by the fire pit and marvel at the magnificent night sky of the Wimmera.  It’s perfect for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers alike.

Leura Log Cabin

motels

You will find friendly, well appointed motel accomodation conveniently located in the town of Warracknabeal.

The Warrack Motel is situated on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek.  A great option to relax and unwind in the pure ambience of the creekside setting.  Guests can also enjoy a spot of fishing a mere 20m from their room.

Warrack Motel

The Country Roads Motor Inn is a friendly family owned and operated colonial style 3.5 star motel situated in a quiet location on the Henty Highway, opposite the Racecourse, and just a short stroll to the centre of town.

Country Roads Motor Inn