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.
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