The bountiful sights of the coast are only a portion of the magical Western Victoria. The country discovery day trip is one for enjoying fine food and art. Immerse yourself in the rural atmosphere and enjoy the country hospitality.
Starting the day in Portland and travelling through Heywood just of the Princess Highway you will find the Lyons Sculpture Park. Tucked away in the rural setting with the Cobbobonee and Lower Glenelg National Parks as a backdrop. Wander through the sculptures and enjoy the country hospitality.
Following the highway further west you will find Dartmoor where you can marvel at the chainsaw sculptures, have morning tea along the Glenelg River at Fort O”Hare and even do some fishing on the river.
Heading north from Dartmoor you will find yourself in the Kelpie Capitol of Casterton. Renowned as the Home of the Kelpie you can enjoy the Kelpie walking Trail and the history of this wonderful town.After walking up an appetite Casterton is a great place to enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries.
Following the Glenelg highway east up out of the valley the short trip to Coleraine is filled with rolling hills of grazing land. The little town of Coleraine holds a delicious gem at Glenelg Chocolates. This little store is a big stop. The delicate hand made chocolates and other sweet treats mean that there is something for everyone.
Heading south from Coleraine travel through some of the earliest European settled areas of Victoria. The Henty Brothers explored and settled this area after word of grazing opportunities.
Condah is full of history and the Hotel makes a great stop over for dinner or relaxing for a drink before heading back to Portland via Heywood.