Browse all of the attractions to visit around the Buloke region.
Situated in the recently renovated Old Court House, the Society aims to collect and preserve historical artefacts, documents, photos, family histories, buildings, anecdotes and all items of historical interest to the town and district as well as to give access to all interested people. The Society has a collection of around 1200-1500 photos depicting the town and district.
The first police station in the district was established at what was then known as Richardson Crossing, later renamed Donald. This little four-roomed house was built in 1869 at the request of the local squatters to control the drunken behaviour of their shepherds.
Situated within the showgrounds and fronting Hammill Street, this Agricultural Museum houses a large number of historical machines used in the district. Everything is displayed undercover and is visible at all times. Some of the machinery was manufactured by local blacksmiths.
This park features a BBQ, toilets, free camping, trees & shelter.
Golf has been played on this picturesque 18 hole sandscrape course since 1947. Open April – September this seasonal golf course has a unique clover layout.
Donald’s first park, on the corner of Houston and Campbell Streets, recognises all conflicts involving our servicemen and women. This is a very picturesque area, and a much-used facility, with an excellent barbecue, playground equipment and shady trees. The Friends of the Park Market is held here on the first Sunday of March, June, September and December.
Small family business that offers a wide range of one-of-a kind metal sculptures and garden art made from recycled materials.
Lovely small park with BBQ & toilets. Features the Iron Man Sculpture.
These boulders are the tail end of the Mt. Jeffcott range. The road in is a little rough and there are no facilities, but its a great place for the kids to scramble over the boulders or to just enjoy the scenery. Beware of long dry grass in summer.
The eye-catching mural on the Charlton RSL Sub Branch club rooms - a memorial to Women in the War - is an attraction for locals and visitors alike. It was painted by St. Arnaud artist Kyle Torney.
Charlton has several wall murals throughout the town – all within easy walking distance.
Planted in the 1940s and 1950s. Features bird signage. No facilities.
Located at the Travellers Rest. Features BBQ, seating, boardwalk and playground.
This nature reserve is a haven for wildlife, including the migratory nankeen night heron and a family of black wallabies. Scilley’s Island was for years the paddock where local cows were grazed, but grazing no longer happens and the island has been planted with many species of indigenous plants.
Nullawil is also home to ‘Auchmore,’ a historic homestead museum housing all the necessities used by the early pioneers of the district. Auchmore museum is an original farm homestead fitted out in period design as well as many out buildings from the era.
The Sea Lake Swimming Pool provides residents of all ages with the opportunity to enjoy social contact and participation in recreational activities such as swimming, water sports and exercise while at the same time being instrumental in the promotion and education of water safety.
Birchip Skatepark is a small park with several basic skateboarding obstacles. A great spot for kids to hone their skills and burn off some energy.
The ideal stop-over with access to toilets, showers, bins, covered seating, water and barbecue facilities.
The Charlton Swimming Pool is located on Mildura Way, Charlton. Open from November till March. Free entry.
Drop by Donald's skate park with the kids to burn off some energy or hone their skills.
Watchem features painted silo, wall murals and a growing collection of tin art.
The park was established in 1966 to commemorate the centenary of Wycheproof. It features a playground, toilets, electric car charging, BBQ and war memorials. Also features historical information.
Green Lake is a small and very attractive lake in the middle of a wheat-belt area with sandy beaches, powered camping sites, showers and lots of picnic/barbecue areas, bush walks, gum trees and shade.
Large park with toilets & BBQ.
The Bills' water trough in Charlton is unique. Funded by the Bills' Trust it was made by a local builder, Sam O'Brien in 1931.
Located 8km east of Birchip, Tchum Lake is a hive of activity where families and groups of friends enjoy swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, water skiing, walking tracks and camping.
This beautifully renovated 1938 art deco theatre has seating for nearly 350 people. It is still a working theatre which in addition to regular movie screenings also has plenty of live shows as well.
Travelling with kids? Head to the family-friendly park right in the centre of town. There are some great lunch spots nearby and, best of all, in the warmer months, the local swimming pool is right next door!
Community owned former catholic church. Watchem was the home of the sainthood nominee Dr Sr Mary Glowry. Now used as a community meeting place for live events.
Seasonal swimming pool located at Tynan Park. Entry is free.
Located in O'Brien Park.
Located on the corner of Walker and Hammill Streets, the playground area is protected by fences to allow children plenty of room to run around in safety. As well as having an excellent barbecue, the Park allows children to climb over the old J Class steam engine. An old goods van has been converted into toilets with disabled access.
Willandra Farm Museum is located at the southern end of Broadway, and is home to a collection of antique farm machinery and local memorabilia. Willandra features a slab hut, the old Ninyeunook Post Office, and single room school buildings from the local district. It is open weekends by prior arrangement.
Located in the centre of town, the war memorial is a special place for the locals.
A perfect spot to rest and relax, Tynan Park lets visitors enjoy clean public amenities as well as an undercover BBQ area and playground.
The largest inland salt lake in Victoria is an attraction for tourists from all over the world, drawn to the mesmerising scenery, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and breathtaking night skies. Visit on your own or arrange a tour.
Explore the Tyrell Creek. Located across from the Kaniera Hotel in the main street.
Opened in March 2018, the gallery features a diverse range of images spanning traditional landscape photography through to fine art. With Artisan coffee and some great local produce, it's fast becoming a must stop attraction during your visit to the Mallee.
Great rest stop or overnight spot a short distance from highway with fantastic facilities opposite the community owned pub. Toilets, hot shower, fire pit, barbecues, powered sites and playground.
A 35m long main pool and an octagonal shaped toddler pool which is mostly under shade sails. There is a huge shelter with some tables, BBQ and shade shelter.
A small children's park in the centre of Sea Lake with BBQ, seating and large wall mural.
Silo art featuring artwork by Zookeeper & Drapl. Part of the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail.
Declared a flora and fauna reserve in the 1970s, Mt. Jeffcott is slowly re-establishing its rare flora, including orchids and a unique form of eucalypt. It is home to kangaroos, wallabies, wedge-tailed eagles, goannas, and of course snakes. Keep to the track as you climb the mount to avoid disturbance. The view from the top is well worth the climb and you can return to the car park for a barbecue and water.
Rotary Park is located by the Avoca River. It has public toilets, a free electric BBQ and a children’s spiral slide. Located in our heritage precinct, you will find it near the Fire Station.
A stroll down the main street of Sea Lake will unearth a number of stunning murals. Conveniently located next to a playground and public restrooms, a beautiful work created by the very same street artists who painted the Sea Lake Silo art, Drapl (Travis Vinson) and The Zookeeper (Joel Fergie), depicts local flora and scenes of Mallee life.
The first item of the Brightening Broadway Project is complete thanks to the wonderfully talented Kyle Torney, who was lead artist for Nacho Station, on the amazing street art piece depicting the famous King of the Mountain ascent of Mount Wycheproof.
Seasonal 9-hole sandscrape course located in flat Mallee country. A short course, but very tight with many trees. Open April to October. Bookings not necessary.
Seasonal swimming pool located in Memorial Park.
Klunders Hill is a great spot to overlook Charlton, the grain silos and the local surrounds. It is situated in the Mt Dooboobetic Reserve and access is by dry weather road only.
Accessed via the Travellers Rest. 500 metres of sealed walking track along the bank of the Avoca River. Incorporates the Rotary Bird Walk. 1500 metres of unsealed track to Charlton Weir.
9-hole seasonal sandscrape course.
Located in the main street, the bust is accompanied by a push button audio recording of his story.
Overlooking the main street of Birchip, Big Red the Mallee Bull has offered a memorable welcome to visitors since 1991 – and has become a destination in its own right. The perfect place to stop for a selfie when you arrive in town!
Birchip Historical Museum is located in the former courthouse and features displays with small farming artefacts, domestic and household utensils, sport, music and leisure items and war memorials. A family research service is available with and extensive range of newspaper and photo archives.
Located near the James Paterson bridge, this lovely park features a fantastic skate park and playground. Easily accessed via Mildura Way or across the swing bridge from the Travellers Rest. Close to the Caravan Park and the swimming pool.
A shared bike and walking trail that meanders along the Richardson River throughout Donald.
At the corner of Byrne and Blair Streets in Donald, you'll find the tree that has intrigued people throughout Donald's history. Fronting the river is a viewing platform overlooking a natural formation on a dead gum tree that resembles the head of a bullock.
Bushland on Tyrrell Creek, approximately 8km from Culgoa.
Memorial Park with soldier memorials and story boards depicting the military history of Culgoa.
Features an R-class steam locomotive, gurds can and working turntable.
Apex Park, established by the Donald Apex Club in the 1970s, is a very popular travellers’ rest, looking over the river, surrounded by natural gum trees.
Seasonal pool. Opening Hours: Weekdays - 4.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm.
Small park on a high point in the township featuring native plantings, seating, a viewing platform and information panels and artwork telling the story of Sir John Monash. The disused concrete water reservoir located in the park was designed and constructed by Sir John Monash shortly before he left for WW1 in 1914.
Sea Lake Visitor Information Hub is the perfect palce to pick up information for travelling through the Wimmera Mallee. The Hub also sells a range of local products and hosts an indigneous art gallery. You can also book a tour of Lake Tyrell here.
9 Hole Sand Scrape course open during the months April to October.
Small park featuring a rotunda, a bust of Major General 'Pompey' Elliott and WWI, WWII, Boer War and Vietnam war memorials.
Located in the historic Charlton Courthouse in Camp Street. View a wonderful photographic display in this lovely old building which still has the judge’s bench in situ. Open by appointment.
Mount Wycheproof is the world's smallest registered mountain (43 metres above the surrounding plains). Make sure to visit the Mount for a great view of the surrounding district. It's one of the easiest mountains you will ever climb but well worth the effort!
Nullawil's silo is part of the Silo Art Trail and displays the unique artistic and photorealistic talents of Australian contemporary street artist Sam Bates (Smug).
Watchem Lake is a picture-perfect setting and an ideal spot to spend the day playing in and around the water. Powered and unpowered sites, new amenities block (toilets/showers), camp kitchen, laundry and BBQs.
Playground, gazebo, seating, toilets and Nullawil information.
The former Court House, now operated by the Donald History Group, is home to many relics of former Donald businesses. It has a special area devoted to Donald’s much cherished Chinese market gardener, known to the town as Georgie Ah Ling. The Museum regularly puts on special displays and has been appointed as an official Aboriginal Keeping Place.
Walking track, dam and bushland.
The facility offers a main pool, toddler/baby pool, change/shower facilities, poolside seating and shade options.
Located in the former Mechanics Institute building (1882), the award winning Charlton Golden Grains Museum showcases a diverse collection of over 3000 artefacts and photographs from Charlton district's First Peoples through to today. Open Sundays 11am - 3pm or by appointment. Family history research service available.
Factory outlet offering sales to visitors of the well-known Kooka's Country Cookies which is Australian-owned, operated and made in Donald.
Located in the former Wycheproof State School, this museum displays a range of Wycheproof's history.
The Mt Dooboobetic Bushland Reserve, which is also the location of the Charlton Golf Club, is home to loads of native flora and fauna. There are over 100 species of birds to be found including protected species such as the Hooded Robin, Brown Tree Creeper and Diamond Fire Tail. In spring, lovely native orchids plus other hidden treasures can be discovered.
The trail features stunning murals by renowned street artists who are passionate about making a meaningful and lasting contribution to the town, including a beautiful collaboration involving the Birchip P-12 school.
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