This township of some 1,500 on the Glenelg River is a major stock marketing centre and services several local studs and pastoral properties for wool, lambs and beef. Just 42kms from the South Australian border, the town is a great place as a base to explore the state’s south west and the Lower Glenelg National Park to the south.
Henty Street (Glenelg Highway), Casterton where most of the original historic buildings of the township can be found. The street is named after the Henty brothers and particularly George Henty, who established major pastoral runs in the area and made it his home.
The Glenelg River close to Casterton.
The river has always played an important part in the history of the town not only as the major irrigation source for the surrounding farms, but the townships beginnings were an inn based on a crossing of the river at the junction of the Adelaide, Melbourne and Portland roads.
The Warrock Historic Homestead complex.
The homestead outside of Casterton was built by Scottish cabinet maker George Robertson who settled in the area in 1853. The remarkable complex consist of 30 well crafted wooden buildings showing the skills of Robertson in his craft. One of the buildings is now a cottage museum and displays the tools used Robertson and other memorabilia from when the homestead was working sheep station.