This is an historic township, first settled in the 1840’s. Sitting on the banks of the Glenelg River it is nestled amongst majestic river red gums. Fishing, bushwalking and golf are just some of the activities to be enjoyed here. Balmoral is the gateway to the Black Range and Rocklands Reservoir.
FInd out more: Balmoral – Sydney Morning Herald
Enjoy a picnic break at Cavendish, surrounded by magnificent red gums and situated on the Wannon River. Take time to relax and enjoy a stroll in the parks and gardens of this award-winning town.
Find out more: Cavendish (visitgreaterhamilton.com.au)
Just 35 kms south of Hamilton enjoy the surprise find of the renowned Glenelg Fine Confectionary shop with its handmade delights. Wander through the Peter Francis Points Arboretum and explore the early Coleraine settlement.
Find out more: Coleraine (exploreaustralia.net.au)
Picturesque Dunkeld is known as the Gateway to the Southern Grampians. Only 20 minutes drive from Hamilton it is nestled beneath the backdrop of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt.
Find out more: Dunkfield – Australian Traveller
Glenthompson is well known for its brick-making clay. Enjoy lunch under the majestic white gums in the Lions Park. Just 3kms south, Robson’s Hill lookout offers brilliant panoramic views of the Grampians National Park.
Find out more: Glenthompson (visitgreaterhamilton.com.au)
Step back in time and visit Madigan’s tea rooms in Penshurst. It’s tearoom and antique store sells a vast array of sweet treats and old interesting wares. Explore the town’s Volcanoes Discovery Centre and gain a better understanding of the areas volcanic eruptions. Wander around the 22 historical buildings in town and the small wetlands area, developed near the caravan park.
Find out more: Penshurst (penshurstvictoria.com.au)
Having had its name changed to Tarrington in 1918 due to world events at the time, Tarrington has maintained a strong and proud German heritage
Find out more: Tarrington Town Brochure (visitgreaterhamilton.com.au)
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