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Wimmera and The Grampians

The Wimmera is a loosely defined area centered around the city of Horsham and extending from the northern Grampians to the Little Desert National Park.

The name “Wimmera” was apparently first given, by the explorer and surveyor Major Mitchell, to the river that runs through much of the area and which really is the lifeblood for the farming economies of the region. The name was soon extended to the region itself. The name is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘wommera’, meaning throwing stick.

The Grampians – Gariwerd provide some of the most spectacular scenery of the surrounding ranges and valleys that can be found in the state.

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

St Arnaud

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The northern end of the ‘Golden Triangle’ St Arnaud is a former gold mining town with a great deal of… Read More »St Arnaud

Stawell

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Located just a few kilometers east of Halls Gap and the Grampians National Park, Stawell is a town of some 6,000… Read More »Stawell