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Just 18km from the South Australian border, the wool and wheat town of Kaniva thrives on titles. Depending on which section of the community is calling the shots, Kaniva is known both as 'Victoria's premier smaller town' or as 'the wildflower capital of the Little Desert'.

Little Desert is a misnomer for a reserve which gets enough rain to support a wide variety of native animals and more than 650 plant species. It is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays.

Flowers are also the focus of the town's Iris Farm while you can share a barbecue with the odd emu and kangaroo at the Fauna Park on the western edge of Kaniva.

The local museum's collection includes a horse trough donated by Annis and George Bills. Folklorists claim the trough is one of an estimated 70,000 the Bills gifted to various Aussie towns and villages.

If time forbids a visit to the Little Desert, you can catch up on some of the local wild flowers on the 3km, sign-posted bush walk which starts from the Billy Ho Reserve half a dozen kilometres south of the town.

Kaniva: Events

Serviceton Railway Station Special Investigation

Join Twisted History for a special Serviceton Railway Station Paranormal Investigation.

Possibly Australia's most haunted railway station. No longer used, this time capsule is a reminder to the time of great Victorian steam travel.

Built on what was believed at the time to be the border of Victoria and South Australia, you won't believe what is hidden inside. Both states had different rail gauges so passengers had to disembark go though customs before boarding a new train.

Rarely investigated this largest building is a labyrinth of rooms over three levels. From a dining hall, ballroom, accommodations, hotel, morgue and police cells where convicts were chained to the wall.

Do you have what it takes to explore this location?

Twisted History recommends you stay in Kaniva, Victoria or Bordertown, South Australia.

Event Dates
      28th Jan

Railway Street
Serviceton, VIC, 3420

Located 22.7K from Kaniva

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