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Set in the picturesque Wannon River Valley, the Coleraine area is studded with scenic waterfalls and magnificent views which fully justify the Irish name which translates to "ferny dell".

From its earliest days Coleraine had a reputation for fine horseflesh and introduced the Great Western Steeplechase which was first run in 1857.

Noted poet and horseman Adam Lindsay Gordon rode regularly in the race which followed a circuit through the town"s gardens and over paddock fences.

Two of Gordon"s poems, The Fields of Coleraine and Bankers Dream, were based on his experiences in the Wannon Valley village.

Coleraine was also the first Australian home for a Polish émigré, Helena Rubenstein, who found her feet in her uncle's grocery store before launching one of the world's great cosmetic empires.

Coleraine's Eucalypt Discovery Centre traces the natural history of eucalyptus, while the Peter Francis Points Aboretum has a collection of 400 eucalypt species.

Australia's 21st prime minister, Malcolm Fraser, owned and ran Nareen, a local pastoral property and stud, for many years.

Coleraine: Events

Coleraine Art and Photography Show


Coleraine Art and Photography exhibition is open to all. The Gala Opening is held on the Friday evening and winners will be announced.

The exhibition will be open to the viewing public on Saturday and Sunday.

It's a great chance to head along and see some great local and regional talent on display or why not enter a piece yourself.

Time: Friday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm


Event Dates
2016
      12th Aug
      13th Aug
      14th Aug


Winter Street
Coleraine, VIC, 3315

Located 0.2K from Coleraine

Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix


The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is a fun, healthy, environmentally friendly event, which sends competitors racing around the 1.1 kilometres streets of Coleraine, in the picturesque Western District of Victoria, while supporting charities and the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.

The two hour pedal car race commences at 2:00pm.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct


Whyte Street
Coleraine, VIC, 3315

Located 0.2K from Coleraine

Australian Rope Quoits Championships


Looking for something a little unique to watch over the weekend, sports fans? The Coleraine Rope Quoits Associations may have the answer.

The club is hosting the 66th Australian Singles and Teams Quoits Championships, bringing together some of the finest players in the country.

Around 80 players from Melbourne, Sydney, Ballarat, Bendigo and Broken Hill are set compete in singles and teams events across Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone curious about the sport are invited to come along for free and experience something a little different.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


75 Young Street
Coleraine, VIC, 3315

Located 1.0K from Coleraine

Coleraine: Travel Tips

Casterton Visitor Information Centre


Casterton Visitor Information Centre is nestled in the Red Gum valley of the Glenelg River, Western Victoria.

Casterton is centrally situated to the wineries of the Coonawarra, the Grampians National Park, Portland and The Great Ocean Road and Mount Gambier's famous Blue Lake. Locally, Casterton offers historical buildings, including Warrrock Homestead station, and unique geographical attractions.

Casterton is recognised as the birthplace of the Kelpie breed of dog and celebrates this each June long weekend with the Kelpie Muster, Festival and Working Dog Auction.

Casterton Visitor Information Centre has local crafts, Kelpie merchandise available.

Please contact Casterton Visitor Information Centre for further information and make the Casterton Visitor Information Centre your first stop, when going through the Grampians countryside.




3 Racecourse Road
Casterton, VIC, 3311

Located 24.8K from Coleraine

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