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Balmoral

Set in Red Gum country to the west of the Grampians, the small town of Balmoral lies on the route taken into South Australia by horse-drawn gold convoys, in the days of the Gold Rush.

It flanks the Glenelg River whose waters are dammed to feed the huge Rocklands Reservoir which provides irrigation for the wheat and wool growers of the Wimmera district to the north.

The major local and recreational attraction, the reservoir and surrounding parkland is a popular fishing, boating and camping area. The park is a mass of wildflower blooms in the spring, while it also features Aboriginal rock galleries and magnificent views.

The reservoir and the Black Range State Park separates Balmoral from the Grampians, one of Victoria's major tourist lures. Visitors are drawn to the Grampians National Park by the natural grandeur of the sandstone ranges and the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries. Archeologists believe that some of the paintings on the gallery walls, which are protected from daylight and rain, are up to 20,000 years old.

Balmoral: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Harrow Discovery Centre and Johnny Mullagh Interpretive Centre


Nestled in the rolling hills of Victoria's Western District on the banks of the Glenelg River, the Harrow Discovery Centre is the heart of Victoria's oldest inland settlement.

More than a visitor centre, the centre will take you on one of the most incredible journeys in Australian history.

In 1868, a team of Aboriginal stock workers from south-west Victoria, were transformed into Australia's first international touring sports team to England.

Almost 150 years on, the centre is dedicated to telling their story and in particular that of their best all-rounder, Johnny 'Unaarrimin' Mullagh.

A rabbiter and shearer, Johnny Mullagh delivered more than 1800 overs to the best batsmen in the world at the time with an average of 1/10.

Join in and follow the amazing journey and learn of the unbelievable achievements of Australia's First XI.

In addition to the centre's Indigenous cricketing history, the band of volunteer staff has several touring programs to offer to guests, including the award-winning 'You Must Remember This ... '.

The centre is a true destination for sport and history buffs, alike.




Blair Street,
Blair
Harrow, VIC, 3317

Located 24.0K from Balmoral

Balmoral: Events

Harrow by Night - Sound and Light Show


Based upon the history of the township of Harrow, Victoria circa 1850s, the Harrow by Night Sound and Light Show is run entirely by an enthusiastic band of volunteer townsfolk who have entertained thousands of visitors since 1996.

This hilarious live theatre show includes a lovely two course meal at the historic Hermitage Hotel, live bush band and all manner of historical characters including bushrangers, mounted troopers, Major Mitchell. local undertaker, the town Doctor and Midwife and ladies of the night.

One is never sure who will appear from the grave. The show includes a tour of significant points of interest in Harrow and takes place in various venues down main street.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb


Blair Street
Harrow, VIC, 3317

Located 24.0K from Balmoral

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