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St Helens Plains: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gulgurn Manja Shelter - Laharum

Gulgurn Manja (pronounced Gulkurn Manya) meaning hands of young people, is a rock shelter at the northern tip of Gariwerd. From here the small groups of Jardwadjali would have been ideally positioned to see the fires of other groups on the plains to the north.

They also used the local finegrained sandstone to make stone tools. Marks where stone has been broken from the walls can still be seen in this shelter.

The paintings at Gulgurn Manja include bars, emu tracks and handprints. Handprints such as these are only found in northern Gariwerd, and many here were done by children, hence the Aboriginal name for the site. These paintings were part of a unique local art style which was used to tell stories and pass on the law of the people.

Flat Rock Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 10.1K from St Helens Plains

Ngamadjidj Shelter - Wartook Valley

Ngamadjidj (pronounced NG as in sing, DJ as in jaw) is on the western edge of the ranges near a small secluded waterhole. Remains of campfires and stone tools used by the Jardwadjali have been found here, which suggests it was a favoured camping place. The paintings at this site are unusual because only white clay was used.

Elsewhere in Gariwerd the paintings were mostly done with red pigment. The remnants of sixteen painted figures are on this panel, but some are becoming very faint. Unfortunately nothing is known about the meaning of these paintings. The traditional lifestyle of the Jarwadjali was destroyed before it could be recorded.

Millar Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 15.1K from St Helens Plains

Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana)

Established in 1943 and 100 per cent family owned and operated, Toscana are one of Australia's oldest olive groves. Heritage trees, dryland organic farming, a Mediterranean growing climate and a passion for quality combine to create olive oils.

Grampians Olive Co is home to the historic Toscana Olives - the perfect stop on your Grampians day trip. Enjoy free tastings of the estate-produced premium organic olive oils in the farm shop, including the distinctive range of infusions, table olives and artisan vinegars. A selection of dukkahs, honey and farmgate exclusive seasonal preserves made on the grove are also available.

Espresso coffee and lunch platters can also be enjoyed while taking in the tranquil surrounds. Or take a tour and learn about the process from olive tree to bottle: from sustainable organic growing to harvesting, cold-pressing and hand-bottling.

During harvest season which is May to June , you can watch the team cold pressing fresh organic olives into oil. The press is the only one in the region and reduces the time between picking the olives and pressing them, maximising flavour and retaining antioxidants.

376 Olive Plantation Road
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 16.3K from St Helens Plains

St Helens Plains: Events

The 140th Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show

Celebrating the Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show's 140th event in 2018, this traditional agricultural show still has the crowd streaming in.

The show provides agricultural, craft and cooking produce competitions, offers a range of free entertainment and gives local businesses the opportunity to showcase new products.

Sideshow alley is always a hit and the fireworks are scheduled for 8:45pm on Sunday night.

Event Dates
      30th Sep
      30th Sep

22 McBryde Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 19.6K from St Helens Plains

Haven Market

All are welcome to the Haven Market held on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of January).

Convened by the Haven Recreation Reserve committee, all funds raised are used to improve facilities for the benefit of the community, the local primary school and visitors. Hundreds of people enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Market located in a picturesque bush setting only five minutes from the city centre of Horsham.

There is always a diverse range of stalls from delicious homemade sauces, relish, cakes and jams, locally grown honey, organic vegetables, bread and buns, through to locally made arts and crafts, baby produce, plants and many others.

Sit and enjoy a cappuccino or hot chocolate, or indulge in a hot jam doughnut while listening to the live music.

The Market is renowned for its egg and bacon muffin breakfast, supplied by the local tennis club, followed by a barbecue organised by the local primary school.

Please do not miss Haven's monthly market, it is a very popular event, not just for the produce it provides but also the welcoming community spirit of the bush.

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4378 Henty Highway
Haven, VIC, 3401

Located 19.8K from St Helens Plains

Operation 1914 Free Family Fun Day

Operation 1914 Free Family Fun Day is a day of fun for all children and families in the Wimmera.

Activities include inflatables, sideshow alley, free fun bags, picnic games and food. This year there is a big focus on showcasing local talent such as the HAC (Horsham Arts Council), school choirs and performing arts group.

Operation 1914 is on Sunday 26th August at Sawyer park Horsham 12:00noon - 4:00pm.

Event Dates
      26th Aug

Hocking Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.1K from St Helens Plains

ANZAC Day 2018 Commemorative Service

The Horsham Sub Branch will be hosting its annual ANZAC Day service at the Horsham War Memorial located in Sawyer Park. The dawn service will begin at 5:45am and run until 7:00am.

Other marches and services will be held during the day - more to come closer to date.

Event Dates
      25th Apr
      25th Apr

Hocking Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.1K from St Helens Plains

Horsham Mother's Day Classic 2018

Horsham Mother's Day Classic Run and Walk is a fundraising event along the Wimmera River to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network of Australia. Participants can opt for a eight kilometre run or a four kilometre walk.

A great family event, it is an opportunity to do something active and celebrate Mother's Day while remembering those who have been affected by breast cancer.

Sunday 13th May from 8am. Entry is $25 per person.

Event Dates
      13th May

Sawyer Park
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.1K from St Helens Plains

Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification will allow participants to follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support and care across a variety of workplaces, and will include training in communication, dementia support, relationships with carers and families, and palliative care.

Please note: This training also requires participants to undertake 120 hours of work placement.

Thursdays and Fridays
April 19 - September 28

Time: 9.30am - 3pm

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39 Urquhart Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.3K from St Helens Plains

St Helens Plains: Travel Tips

Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre

Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre is an accredited Victorian Visitor Information Centre, offering visitors a wide range of facilities and high quality, friendly service.

Open daily (except for Christmas Day) staff are ready to provide a high standard of customer service to all visitors accessing the Centre.

Providing visitors with a comprehensive range of up to date information on Victoria and South Australia regions; in particular the northern side of the Grampians jigsaw region, otherwise known as the Wimmera.

20 O'Callaghan Parade
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

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