Towns and Villages

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Dry stone wall with Mount Elephant in the background


Blessed with rich volcanic soils lakes and wetlands, discover why early settlers made Derrinallum their home over 150 years...



I am a chorus of wind on a grassy plain. Dry stone walls, windmills and a picnic rug for two. How to get to...

Female blending in to the background of roses in Macarthur


Uncover a hidden gem. Settled on the banks of the Eumeralla River, Macarthur is the gateway to the spectacular Budj Bim National...

Couple sitting on a bench with Tea Tree Lake in the background


Rich in geological history just waiting to be...

Street view of historical buildings in Camperdown


Visions of Scotland on volcanic plain How to get to...



Step back, slow down and give in to fresh air, long walks and warm country hospitality! How to get to...

Male standing on the avenue with The Civic Theatre in the background


Lined with 19th Century buildings and 100-year-old trees Terang is a town rich in hardy early pioneering spirit How to get to...



Stop… Shhhhh… Look, there’s one! Spot the elusive platypus in Stewart Park along the banks of Mount Emu...

Female sitting on a rock on Mount Rouse overlooking the Volcanic plains


An explosive history and a never-failing spring with a village feel. Penshurst is the perfect blend of charm and fascination....

Couple walking amongst the trees at Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac is located within easy driving distance to the Grampians National Park and the Great Ocean Road. An important service...

Couple walking along Cobden Lake


Cobden is surrounded by the rolling hills and volcanic lakes that commence just north of the coast, located just 30 minutes north...

Lady walking towards the end of the Jetty at Lake Tooliorook


Lismore is a town rich in geological and early settler history. Slip on the blundstone boots and an Akubra hat and get lost in...


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