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Victoria

Victoria is located in the south eastern corner of the Australian mainland and while the second smallest state in terms of land size, it nonetheless consists of over 227,000 square kilometers. The state is bordered by South Australia to the west, its 1,580 kilometers of coast line to the south and the Murray River for most of its northern border.

It is centered around the capital, Melbourne on Port Phillip Bay with holiday beaches on the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas and adjacent to the popular Yarra Ranges.

The western coast contains surfing and holiday beaches of the Great Ocean Road and some of the most iconic coastal tourist attractions in the state. The eastern coast consists of the famous Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory and great coastal vistas and national parks.

The western volcanic plains head north to national parks and then the oasis of Mildura on the Murray River. Coming east is the Goldfields where one of the world’s largest gold rushes changed the region forever. The Great Dividing Range range ends there with the soaring cliffs of The Grampians. Heading further east is the beautiful valley of the Goulburn River and then to the High Country, the Australian Alps.

Mildura

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Originally a sheep station until 1886, when George and William Chaffey arrived from California and set about creating an irrigation… Read More »Mildura

Horsham

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Named after the English market town in West Sussex, Horsham is the largest city in the Wimmera with a population… Read More »Horsham

Dimboola

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Directly north of Horsham, with around 1,500 people, is the rural country township of Dimboola. The local economy is based around… Read More »Dimboola

Nhill

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Located roughly half way between Adelaide and Melbourne on the Western Highway, Nhill is surrounded by a rich wheat producing… Read More »Nhill

Jeparit

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Located near the southern shores of Lake Hindmarsh which is feed by the Wimmera River, Jeparit as a township formed… Read More »Jeparit

Avoca

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Avoca is a former gold mining town located within the Golden Triangle of the goldfields, has successfully made the transition from… Read More »Avoca

Harrow

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Located on the banks of the Glenelg River, Harrow is possibly Victoria’s oldest inland town. Settled in the 1840s, many of… Read More »Harrow

Hamilton

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The major city in the rich wool producing area south of the Grampians, Hamilton has a population of around 10,000.  After… Read More »Hamilton

Great Western

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Located almost midway between Ararat and Stawell on the Western Highway, Great Western sits in one of  Australia’s earliest and most successful table wine… Read More »Great Western

Casterton

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This township of some 1,500 on the Glenelg River is a major stock marketing centre and services several local studs… Read More »Casterton