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Ancient Views: Our Volcanic Lakes & Plains

The unique volcanic landscape in south-western Victoria was most likely formed from about two million years ago when lava flowed from many vents. This filled the valleys and created plains with lakes, wetlands and stunning waterfalls from Melbourne to Mount Gambier.

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Experience Spectacular Natural landscapes and relaxation like never before in the calming natural surrounds of Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains.

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Those Budj Bim views! 😍

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Sunday sorted! Hike Mount Elephant and enjoy views across our #volcaniclakesandplains then relax at a country hotel and enjoy true, warm, country hospitality.

Find out more: https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/attractions/mount-elephant/
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Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia. Historically and culturally significant, diverse in form and style. Many are visible along our roads and highways.

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Discover more at: https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/explore/dry-stone-walls/
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We love brisk walks on a misty winter morning, followed by a sweet treat 🍰and a good old fashioned hot cuppa ☕
Find out where to get your next sweet treat at https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/restaurants/
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Join the 125 year celebration of the Camperdown Clock Tower

Find out more 📷 @courthousecamperdown
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Experience @hamiltongalleryvic's latest exhibition… PLAY EVERYDAY / EVERY DAY PLAY.

From Melbourne-based artist and designer, @beciorpin, this exciting exhibition is an ode to all those things we can play with that are not manufactured toys. And there are so many! A chair, pots and pans, a sheet on the clothes line, simple EVERY DAY items.

The exhibition is at Hamilton Gallery until Sunday 28 August – it’s free, accessible and a whole lot of fun!

Visit the link in bio of @hamiltongalleryvic to learn more.

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The Lake Bolac Hotel is of historical significance as a rare surviving example of a mid-Victorian bluestone hotel and as an important indicator of the establishment of the Lake Bolac township in the early 1860s. Enjoy warm country hospitality and great food and drinks in the hotel today.

Discover all Lake Bolac here: https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/towns-villages/lake-bolac/
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Cobden Lake at sunset 🙌

📷@andrew_stubbings_photography of the award winning, luxury accommodation @heytesburyhouse

Discover Cobden here: https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/towns-villages/cobden/
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Take in more than 30 sites of interest including Koroit’s beautiful 19th century buildings and streetscapes. Discover tiny workers’ cottages, gracious public buildings, and lush gardens, all influenced by that Irish heritage Koroit is renowned for.

Grab a brochure online or from the Koroit Bakery and treat yourself to a journey through the town’s fascinating history!

https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/explore/koroit-heritage-trail/
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It is nearly time to grab your basket and head to the @hirlandmarket in Hamilton!

Happening Saturday 30th July (9am to 1pm), this monthly market is set on the sweeping (and stunning) grounds of HIRL and showcases all the great goodies from Hamilton’s great makers and creators… fresh produce, wine, jewellery, clothing, woodwork, candles and more!

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Marvelous Hopkins Falls in the Winter time ❄️

After all this rain, you're sure to see the landscape beaming it's beauty loud and proud.

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Red Rock lookout is only 12 km from Colac and is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes. You can climb the steps to the lookout where 7 crater lakes are visible and there are close to 40 separate eruption points in the Red Rock complex.

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Discover the Hidden Gem of Lake Cartcarrong 🌷

In the small town of Winslow, just north of Koroit, find this picturesque waterbody, surrounded by farmland.
Lake Cartcarrong is the perfect afternoon destination; bring a picnic and a fishing rod, and scout for brown and rainbow trout, flathead, redfin or short-finned eel. Enjoy the scenery and serenity of this gorgeous Lake.

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Starry, starry night…

The spectacular Aurora Australis sparkling above Coleraine. 🌠

And although the Aurora Australis is not visible to the naked eye, the very talented @shirley.ferrier magnificently captured it for you to enjoy! 👏

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Uncover the history of Mortlake and explore the town's Heritage Trail 🌟

Take a walk down the main street to immerse yourself in the period buildings and shopfronts. Discover the Shaw Street precinct - a stretch of heritage bluestone establishments to wonder the towns original bustle.

https://volcaniclakesandplains.com.au/towns-villages/mortlake/
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On Tuesdays we pose with the cool mountains of the Southern Grampians and poke our tongues out! 😝

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Take a stroll around Stewart Park in Skipton and admire 'Platypus Rising’. Standing at 4m tall, the sculpture is made up of 4 platypuses swimming upwards around reeds. The sculpture compliments @mike.makatron first work of art in Skipton, the Mt Emu Café mural and the Skipton bridge mural by @jimmi_buscombe_artist

Discover more at www.volcaniclakesandplains.com.au
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