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West Wimmera Secrets Pub Trail

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Enjoy a picturesque and interesting trip west from Melbourne to South Australia via the Glenelg and Wimmera Highways through Ballarat, Skipton, Casterton, Edenhope and Naracoorte.

This trail is aimed at providing tourists with a relaxing, quiet, yet picturesque alternative when travelling from Melbourne towards S.A. It is an ideal way to commence your journey if you are destined for regions North or West of Adelaide. It avoids a lot of the main commercial trucking routes and traffic that pour along the Western Highway.

Taking you not much more than 60kms longer via the Glenelg Highway, you will be rewarded with views of the lower Grampians area around Mt Abrupt and Mt Sturgeon at Dunkeld. The opportunity will allow you to visit notable points of interest like the Ansett Pioneer Air Museum at Hamilton, first-class boutique chocolate manufacturing at Coleraine, and mix with the locals of Casterton - home of the Australian Kelpie!

The magnificent farming area surrounding Casterton, takes in the picturesque nearby towns of Wando Vale and Wando Bridge, on the Casterton-Chetwynd Rd. And parallel to that, along the Casterton-Apsley Rd (who some mistakenly call Casterton-Naracoorte Rd), is the historic pastoral runs of Nangeela, Roseneath, Warrock, Dergholm, and Warrock, the latter containing historical buildings of the 1800's. Just short of Apsley, there are the huge boulders to visit at Bailey's Rocks, whilst the Dergholm-Chetwynd Rd area, boasts the worlds largest millable sized Red Gum Tree: Bilston's Tree. Indeed, Casterton, with its rivaled Turf Racing Track and facilities, is a terrific central place to embark on a lot of interesting, historical, and picturesque outings.

Emerging at the Wimmera Highway, you can visit Victoria's oldest inland township of Harrow, and then head off towards the Coonawarra wine area via Edenhope situated close to the VIC/SA border, along with Naracoorte, famous for its local caves.

From Naracoorte, you can head north and take a shortcut through to Port Augusta through the Barossa wine region. Refer to Barossa Byways Pubtrail for that route.

And..... there's plenty of fine old Aussie Pubs to explore along the way.

Happy Pub trailing in Victoria!

Gaz

Gary Pope
ph: 0408994799

www.GdayPubs.com.au

West Wimmera Secrets Pub Trail Location Map

Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh
Court House Hotel

Court House Hotel »

Court House Hotel

Flanagan's Border Inn

Flanagan's Border Inn »

Flanagan's Border Inn

Young and Main Hotel

Young and Main Hotel »

Young And Main Hotel

Ballan

Ballan
Former Ballan Hotel

Former Ballan Hotel »

Ballan Hotel

Commercial Hotel

Commercial Hotel »

Commercial Hotel

Hudsons Hotel

Hudsons Hotel »

Hudson's Hotel

Ballarat

Irwin's Hotel

Irwin's Hotel »

Irwin's Hotel

Smythesdale

Court House Hotel

Court House Hotel »

Court House Hotel

Linton

Linton
Railway Hotel

Railway Hotel »

Railway Hotel

Glenthompson

Glenthompson
Mac's Hotel

Mac's Hotel »

Delaney's Mac's Hotel

Dunkeld

Dunkeld
Royal Mail Hotel

Royal Mail Hotel »

Royal Mail Hotel

Coleraine

Coleraine
Coleraine Hotel

Coleraine Hotel »

Coleraine Hotel

National Hotel

National Hotel »

National Hotel

Casterton

Casterton
Albion Hotel Motel

Albion Hotel Motel »

Albion Hotel

Casterton Hotel

Casterton Hotel »

Casterton Hotel

Glenelg Inn Hotel Motel

Glenelg Inn Hotel Motel »

Glenelg Inn Hotel

Harrow

Harrow
Hermitage Hotel

Hermitage Hotel »

Hermitage Hotel

Edenhope

Edenhope
Lake Wallace Hotel

Lake Wallace Hotel »

Lake Wallace Hotel

Apsley

Apsley
Border Inn Hotel

Border Inn Hotel »

Border Inn Hotel

Naracoorte

Naracoorte
Bushmans Arms Hotel

Bushmans Arms Hotel »

Bushman's Arms Hotel

Kincraig Hotel

Kincraig Hotel »

Kincraig Hotel

Naracoorte Hotel Motel

Naracoorte Hotel Motel »

Naracoorte Hotel

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