Wimmera Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Wimmera Area
Explore Victoria’s Wild West and pay a visit to the outback region of Wimmera. From bushwalking tracks that take you deep into native Australian bushland to wetlands that make the perfect bird watching spots, you’ll experience more of the Aussie outback here than anywhere else in the state. Discover more about the history of the ancient area and its ties to Indigenous history when you explore the region.
Standing still in a time from long ago, Wimmera is one of the most historic regions in the state. One of the best spots to explore the heritage of the region is Minyip. Many buildings in Minyip date back to the Victorian Era so you can expect to see sandstone buildings and cottages lining the streets. Most of the bigger buildings have plaques to help identify when the building was built. It’s just like walking through a museum!
Sitting on the banks of the Murray River is the regional town of Mildura. Visit Australia’s longest river and learn more about the history of Aboriginal peoples in the area. Don’t forget to try some of the water activities available, including fishing and boating.
The Big Desert Wilderness Park is the place to experience it all. Don’t leave any part of the iconic Wimmera landscape out and experience it all in the one spot. The Wilderness Park is home to a number of activities including bird watching, 4WD driving and bushwalking. Walking trails range in intensity and include paths for the advanced hiker and the beginner. Pack a picnic lunch, explore nature at its purest and enjoy the perfect place to go with the family!
The region is surrounded by national parks, giving every visitor the best chances to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Head into town on the weekend and visit some of the local markets or make the most of the heritage buildings and explore the town.
Wimmera Events & What's On
- Twilight Christmas Garage Sale Ripon Labor
- Halls Gap Community Market Halls Gap Community & Tourism Hub
- Walking Group - Stawell Stawell Neighbourhood House
- Stawell Men's Shed Stawell Men's Shed
- St Arnaud Salvation Army - Youth Group St Arnaud Salvation Army Hall
- Fibre Friends - Stawell Stawell Neighbourhood House
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