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Murchison Rail Trail


A line from Murchison East on the Shepparton railway was constructed to the gold mining town of Rushworth in 1890 and extended to Colbinabbin in 1914. Rushworth became a junction when a line was constructed to Girgarre in 1917. A diversion of the line was necessary when the Waranga Basin was constructed. The lines were all closed by 1987.

Currently an eight kilometre section of the trail from the Murchison Township to the rail bridge at Channel Inlet Road has been completed. The section includes the recently refurbished historically significant bridge over the Stuart Murray Canal and borders the unique ecosystem of Doctor's Swamp wetlands. It has easy access to the Parks Victoria picnic area on the western boundary of the swamp.

Eventually the trail will continue along to Channel Inlet Road giving easy access to Waranga Basin. On completion the trail will cover 19 kilometres.




Junction of Gegory Road and Bendigo-Murchison Road
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 16.7K from Whroo

Murchison Museum


The Murchison Museum showcases the varied local history of Murchison and District.

Murchison is the oldest European settlement on the lower Goulburn Valley. Its recorded history began in 1838 when the first of many pastoralists Hawden and Bonney, traversed the site on their epic cattle droving journey to Adelaide.

Prior to this, the land had been occupied for ages by the Ngurai-illum tribe of Aboriginals. A reliable river punt crossing, then the first town bridge built in 1871 ensured the future growth of the town. Construction of the Trust pumping site near the town in 1885 and later the Goulburn Weir saw the beginning of irrigation.

Many civic-minded residents worked to build a vibrant community in the ensuing years and many of its son's left for active service in the World Wars. During World War II the town serviced nearby prison camps.

Murchison gained notoriety in 1969 when an ancient meteorite now known as the Murchison Meteorite, fell on the town. Many substantial facilities for sporting and cultural pursuits have been developed in the town through the years due to the efforts of dedicated and community minded residents.




4 Murchison Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 17.6K from Whroo

Meteorite Park


High in the skies on 28 September 1969, above the town of Murchison, the legendary Murchison Meteorite exploded. The meteorite was said to be around 4.5 billion years old.

Visit Meteorite Park to read the informative newspaper clippings about the Murchison Meteorite. There is a sheltered area and picnic table, and the Park is located a short walking distance from nearby shops and cafes, playground and public toilets.




Stevenson Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 17.8K from Whroo

Murchison Ossario


During World War II, 4000 Italian, German and Japanese Prisoners of War were detained at Murchison. Those who died at Murchison were buried in the local cemetery but floods in 1956 did major damage to the graves. The Italian families in the municipality were persuaded by Luigi Gigliotti to pay for the building of a mausoleum - the Ossario.

Luigi also convinced authorities to bury all the Italian Prisoners of War and detainees who died in Australian prison camps in the mausoleum. The Ossario is the home of mass celebrations each year around the time of Remembrance Day.

The mausoleum, completed in 1961, is in Italian style. It is built of Castlemaine stone with Roman roof tiles, a campanile and an altar of Italian marble. Each year, on Remembrance Day, mass is celebrated before a large gathering. There is also an Italian war memorial and chapel.

Elsewhere in the cemetery is the grave of King Charles Tattambo, the leader of the Goulburn tribe at the time of white arrival. He died in 1866. His son (the next leader) and widow were buried adjacent in 1874.




Willoughby Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 18.1K from Whroo

Whroo: Events

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival


Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival is a two-day event held in the heritage listed High Street of Rushworth.

It incorporates music entertainment, stalls, food and a parade. There is also an art and craft exhibition, steam engine display and the museum will be open as well.

The parade includes all types of horses, old vehicles, an old steam traction engine, CFA and foot entries as well.

Sunday's event is held at Moora and consists of the Moora Working Draft Horse Muster with working horse displays, ploughing, winnowing with associated crafts, blacksmithing, shearing, music and food. There are also cottage crafts demonstrations and lace making.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Mar
      1st Apr


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K from Whroo

Thornebridge - Tour and High Tea


Heritage listed Thornebridge is conducting a tour and high tea from 12-midday on November 26, December 17, January 21 and January 28.

Guided tours are conducted by Thornebridge's owners and will speak to the history of this beautiful building and its impressive Victorian gardens, what the building was like when the restoration process began, explain the restoration process, as well as answer any questions along the way.

The high tea will include freshly made scones, gourmet sandwiches, yummy fresh cakes, slices, cheesecakes and tea or coffee. Gluten free dietary requirements can be catered for, however there will be no vegan options and limited dairy free options.

$65 per person - adults only. All people on tour charged the same price no matter age.

Bookings essential - please contact Clare via telephone. For more information, please visit the website.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov
      17th Dec
2018
      21st Jan
      28th Jan


10 High Road
Murchison East, VIC, 3610

Located 18.0K from Whroo

The 151st APS Regatta - Heads of the River 2018


The APS Head of the River is a Rowing regatta contested by boys and girls from the 11 schools that form the Associated Public Schools of Victoria. It is the last regatta of the summer rowing season and is the most prestigious prize for the winning crew and school. First held in 1868, the Regatta has a long and eventful history.

Early boats were fixed seat four oared rigs, while today's boats are sliding seat eight oared rigs with racing shells made of composite materials. For many years the Head of the River rotated from the Yarra River to the Barwon River, before being moved to Nagambie Lakes in 2001. During the 1970's girls started representing their schools, first in single sculls, then in four oared rigs and today in eight oared rigs.

The APS Regatta Heads of the River is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the brightest young rowers in the state competing, not only for themselves, but also for their schools. Come on down to Nagambie Lakes to see some great rowing action.


Event Dates
2018
      24th Mar


Loddings Lane
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 18.5K from Whroo

Noorilim Estate Open Day


Noorilim Estate will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm for paid garden entry and tours.

Tours will be at 10:30am, 12 noon and 1:30pm. Maximum of 30 people per guided tour. Pre bookings possible by calling the number provided.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov
      17th Dec
2018
      28th Jan
      25th Feb


205 Wahring-Murchison East Road
Wahring, VIC, 3608

Located 19.6K from Whroo

Nagambie Lakes Community Market


The Nagambie Lakes Community Market is located on the grassy south-eastern bank of beautiful Lake Nagambie starting at Jacobson's Outlook parallel with High Street and flows along the walkway to Blayney Reserve (behind the Waterfront Motel).

The market is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 1:00pm, plus extra markets to coincide with community or tourism events. The market runs with a make, bake, sew and grow theme that insists on a high level of local and Australian content.

Regular stalls include fresh local and regional produce, local and regional products (sauces, jams, honey, furniture), goats meat products, soaps and candles, leather products, hats and socks, and garden ornaments and plants.

Visitors will also find handmade jewellery, tech accessories, plants, cakes, hot and cold food and drinks, craft and giftware, and books and DVDs.

Take a drive to Nagambie, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne and centrally located. The market is rapidly growing and has lots to offer with off street parking at Buckley Park and stunning views over the lake.

Central Victoria's only absolute water-front market.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Dec


Jacobsons Outlook, High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 19.6K from Whroo

Whroo: Travel Tips

Nagambie Lakes and Strathbogie Ranges Visitor Information Centre


Within an easy 90 minute drive of Melbourne, you can be standing on the shore of one of Australia's most scenic places, Lake Nagambie, where you can go fishing, water-skiing, sailing, rowing or canoeing.

Indulge in award winning wines from historic wineries such as Tahbilk, Mitchelton and Fowles or boutique vineyards such as Maygar's Hill, Longleat and Garners.

Nagambie is the birthplace of Black Caviar and home to a nationally renowned rowing and canoeing venue which regularly hosts state and national championships. Yet only 15 minutes away the Strathbogie Ranges offers a dramatic landscape with breathtaking views around every corner.

Picturesque villages are dotted throughout the region with wonderful history and heritage, antiques and good food and wine a plenty. From Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Strathbogie, Ruffy, Boho and Violet Town, each boasts their own great old pubs, beautiful gardens, art galleries, museums, antique shops, cafes and lovely old buildings.

Linking the entire region is the Goulburn River and within a stone's throw visitor's can enjoy the delights of the greater Goulburn River Valley, the heart of Victoria, which includes the townships of Yea, Lake Eildon, Murchison, Rushworth, Seymour, Shepparton, Tallarook and Trawool.




3/317 High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 19.5K from Whroo

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