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Croxton East: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Visit the Volcanoes Discovery Centre in Penshurst at the foot of the dormant Mt Rouse volcano and be transported back thousands of years to when volcanoes were erupting right across the Western District and into South Australia.

At the Volcanoes Discovery Centre you will see how the surrounding volcanoes formed and shaped the landscape. See where the bluestone used in the building of the Victorian Houses of Parliament came from. Hold a volcanic bomb in your hands. The heritage listed ceiling of the original bluestone section of the Volcanoes Discovery Centre is of particular interest.

A modern conference room is available for hire.

Mt Rouse - Aboriginal name 'Collorrer' rising 120 metres above the surrounding plains - is within walking distance. From its peak there are magnificent panoramic views in all directions. A walking track takes you to the southern end of Mt Rouse and its deep, circular crater lake.

Visit at sunset to see hundreds of wallabies and kangaroos bounding across the far side of the crater.

Two other attractions within walking distance of the Volcanoes Discovery Centre are the Yatmerone Wetlands Reserve with local birdlife in abundance, and the attractive Botanical Gardens situated beside the Never Fail spring, a traditional watering hole of the local Indigenous people.

Free electric barbecues are located at the car park at the top of Mt Rouse and within the Botanic Gardens.

The camping ground is located in the Botanic Gardens - enquire at the Post Office for information and bookings

Martin Street
Penshurst, VIC, 3289

Located 9.6K from Croxton East

Croxton East: Events

Penshurst Show

The Penshurst and District Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc. hold their show on the first Saturday of December every year. 2016 marks the show's 101st annual show.

Popular happenings of the show include the Western District Sheep Shearing Competition, Horse Events, Dog Trial and Ute Show.

You can be entertained by the side shows, rides, activities and stalls.

Events to enter or view include best fruit and vegetable, cooking, horticulture, crafts, show girls and show boys, fleece of wool, sheep exhibitors and guess the sheep weight. There will be great scholastic and photography displays by students from local schools.

The event draws a large crowd from a variety of backgrounds and there is something for everyone.

Event Dates
      3rd Dec

Boundary Road
Penshurst, VIC, 3289

Located 9.4K from Croxton East

Penshurst Art Show

As a first step along your journey on the hamilton highway you are welcome to visit the inaugural Penshurst Art Show, highlighting the creativity of artists from the town and region.

In Penshurst, paintings, drawings and stained glass works of art are welcomes. Prizes will be awarded for the various categories. Some art works will be for sale.

When you are ready to move on, four other towns along the highway look forward to you visiting their exhibitions. Hosted by Focus on Hamilton Highway Inc, a not for profit organisation working for the benefit of all who lives along the B140.

Event Dates
      8th Oct
      9th Oct

46 Watton Street
Penshurst, VIC, 3289

Located 9.8K from Croxton East

3 Peaks Festival

The Three Peaks Festival on the third weekend in October will offer a fresh take on the well known market in Memorial Park.

The Markets are sure to impress, showcasing some of the best products and produce the Grampians region has to offer. Children will be entertained with a large range of activities for all ages, including jumping castles, bubble play and The KAZOOS.

Boutique wine and craft beer, plus a large selection of quality food options will also be on offer. Look forward to meeting you in the park.

Event Dates
      15th Oct

7432 Glenelg Highway
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 14.6K from Croxton East


Traditionally, Laternenfest, or Festival of Lanterns takes place on the last Friday of November.
German communities celebrate Laternenfest in honour of Saint Martin who was known for his generosity of spirit. He brought light into poor people's lives, and this is symbolised by the lights of the closing lantern parade.

Held in the grounds of Tarrington's Saint Michael's Lutheran Church, the event features tours of the towns famous church building, stein holding competition, food, wine, lantern-making, craft stalls, children's maypole dance and more.

A hay bale art competition is one of the growing and most loved features of Latern festival, with artwork on display on the streets of Tarrington from mid October until the end of the year.

Event Dates
      25th Nov

Hamilton Highway
Tarrington, VIC, 3301

Located 15.0K from Croxton East

Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup

The award winning Dunkeld Cup is the worst kept secret in country racing.

Held at the most picturesque racecourse in Victoria this race day is one not to be missed.

Dunkeld Cup is the place where friends family and colleagues gather to get their annual fix of grass roots racing.

Make sure you get track side for all the action.

There will be a Shuttle Bus services running from Hamilton.

Event Dates
      12th Nov

Cemetery Lane
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 17.4K from Croxton East

Great Victorian Bike Ride - Dunkeld

You are invited to visit the best of both worlds - Grampians to Great Ocean Road on Great Victorian Bike Ride.

The 2016 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be discovering two iconic regions in Victoria and riders will get to experience the Best of Both Worlds. Go on a journey from the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road, through some of popular coastal and inland towns in Victoria. Heading into its 33rd year, the 2016 ride is sure to be a memorable event.

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It is the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where you join the canvas community while exploring the beautiful Victorian countryside by bike.

General ride entires as well as schools entries will open in May 2016.

Event Dates
      27th Nov

Racecourse Road
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 17.5K from Croxton East

Royal Mail Gourmet Trail

Wander along a trail of private walking tracks around the Royal Mail Hotel, their Mount Sturgeon farm property and the Southern Grampians.

Along the 10 kilometre walk, a series of pop up sites will serve you snacks and beverages from the Royal Mail Hotel.

98 Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 17.5K from Croxton East

Music Under the Mountains Opera Concert

Melbourne Opera is welcomed back to Dunkeld for this annual event. Enjoy sparkling and canapes in the rarely opened private Myers Garden, before the concert begins in the on-site gallery.

Event Dates
      25th Sep

MacArthur Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 17.9K from Croxton East

Croxton East: Travel Tips

Dunkeld and Grampians Visitor Information Centre

At the foot of Mount Sturgeon, the southern tip of the Grampians and the Great Dividing Range you will find the booming little town of Dunkeld and the Dunkeld and Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

Dunkeld was named after a town in the Scottish Grampians and has enjoyed a stellar revival in the last 15 years.

Dunkeld is well and truly on the tourist map now as the starting point for many who look to spend time in the Grampians, but Dunkeld has many highlights of its own.

You will find an Arboretum at the end of a pleasant walk along the small creek through town or for the more vigorous visitor, a hike up Mount Sturgeon, Mount Abrupt or the Piccaninny will provide great views of the entire Southern Grampians Range.

Dunkeld has a fascinating history documented at the Dunkeld Museum, a must visit to anyone coming to Dunkeld.

Dunkeld is quite simply spoilt with accommodation options. From the community Caravan Park to the ultra-modern eco-Lodges, traditional Bed and Breakfast to log cabins. It is no wonder more people are choosing to stay in Dunkeld as a base for a Grampians adventure.

Activities nearby include arts and crafts, birdwatching, bush walking, dining, historic sites, museums, native animal spotting, open gardens, photography, scenic drives, wine tasting, events and festivals.

Events such as a Dunkeld Races in November, Serra Terror in June and Discover Dunkeld, 'A Mosaic of Experiences' during October.

Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 17.5K from Croxton East

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