Dartmoor

“A Family Friendly Place to Live And Work”

Dartmoor

” A family friendly place to live and visit”

Dartmoor is a small rural township in the southwest corner of Victoria, bounded by the Glenelg River and the Lower Glenelg National Park. The surrounding district includes the communities of Mumbannar, Winnap and Drik Druk.

The Dartmoor and District Progress Association Inc. ( the Association)  is a dedicated group of volunteers who lead the community in many ventures, and have a strong influence in promoting community pride.

The following information is a guide to the services, facilities and attractions in promoting community pride.

the following information is a guide to the services, facilities and attractions in Dartmoor township and surrounding district

 

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Distances

Dartmoor is located on the Princess Highway, and easily accessible to nearby locations. Just some examples of distances from Dartmoor to:

Destination                                                     Via                              Distance

Portland Victoria                                Princes Highway                 72.6 km

Mt Gambier South Australia               Princes Highway                50.5 km

Melbourne Victoria                             Hamilton Highway               376.2 km

Adelaide South Australia                   Ridoch Highway                   484.6 km

Warrnambool Victoria                        Princes Highway                   138.1 km

Grampians Victoria                           C187/ Glenelg Highway          122.4 km

Attractions

Dartmoor and the Local communities have many and diverse attractions for both the day tourist and long-term traveler alike, including:

  • World War 1 Avenue of Honour Memorial Street Carvings and Street scape
  • Camping, water sports,river cruises ( out of Nelson) and fishing the Lower Glenelg River
  • Swimming and canoeing at the Major Mitchell Trail/Fort O’Hare canoe launching area and campground
  • Village Green with free electric BBQ, shelter, picnic tables, playground,tree carvings and water feature.
  • River Walk along the Glenelg River from Fort O’Hare Bird Bath wayside stop
  • Heritage Walk. Dartmoor
  • Paestan canoe hire at Winnap
  • Wood Wine and Roses forrest drive
  • The Great South West Walk
  • River Road in the Lower Glenelg National Park
  • Princess Margaret Rose Caves
  • The Grampians
  • Lower Glenelg National Park
  • Blue Lake- Mt Gambier South Australia

Dartmoor’s World War 1 Avenue of Honour Memorial tree carving and street scape, carved by chainsaw-sculpture Kevin Gilders, restorations completed by Jon Dickson 2017

Dartmoor & district

Dartmoor is scenically situated on the Glenelg River in South West Victoria about 400 km from Melbourne and 500 km from Adelaide on National Highway 1, the Princess Highway. It is central to major tourist destinations such as the Grampians, the Coonawarra wine district and the Limestone Coast.

The Dartmoor district has an intriguing appeal and history of its own, through surveying by explorer Major Mitchell and the age of pastoral expansion, to its growth as a lasting centre of prime grazing production and the epicentre of the softwood plantation industry.

The town of Dartmoor has full amenities for travelers and tourists, including accommodation, camping dining, store,post office, bush nursing, internet cafe, fuel and auto repairs

Dartmoor and District Location Map

Dartmoor Town Map

*Hosted by the Dartmoor and District Progress Association Inc.*

The Dartmoor and District Progress association Inc. is a small Voluntary Group who work tirelessly to:

  • Further the progress of Dartmoor and its surrounding district
  • Liaise with the Glenelg Shire and government departments towards the progress of Dartmoor and District
  • Conduct social, recreational and cultural events and to support other social and cultural activities
  • Promote Dartmoor and surrounds as a tourist destination
  • Engage in fund raising activities to support its objectives
  • Acquire property and exercise rights and privileges for the purposes of the Association

The Association maintains and beautifies the inner town areas on a voluntary basis, and leads the way with community projects such as the memorial Streetscape Tree Carvings, the Village Green and River Walk.

It also accepts the roles of Tidy Town Committee, Tourist Association and Rural Transaction Centre Committee of Management

The Story Book Tree

Dartmoor Heritage Trail Walk

Guided touts of the Town, will take you down the Heritage Trail Walk. During this walk, you will go through the Avenue of Honour. The Avenue of Honour was planted back in 1918, with Atlantic Cedar Trees. Over time, the original nameplates have disappeared, so in 1994, a plague listing the names and representative tree locations was placed on the wall of the Dartmoor District Memorial Hall.

You will also get to see Fort O’Hare, where Major Mitchell camper during his exploration of “Australian Felix”, on the junction of the Glenelg and Crawford Rivers.

To really appreciate the history of Dartmoor, the heritage Trail walk will provide you with the towns history and future development.

Dartmoor Community Op Shop

The Community Op Shop is housed in the building of the St George’s Anglican Church building.

Donations of Shop proceeds are distributed to local community groups.

Opening Hours are;

Wednesday   1-30 – 3-00 pm

Thursday       10-00 am – 3-30 pm

Friday            1-30 pm – 3-30 pm

Saturday       10-00 am – 12-30 pm

The Coach House Museum

The Museum was opened in 1993 and aims to preserve the object, written, oral and pictorial history of the Dartmoor District. The area has a fascinating past- from its significant aboriginal location through pastoral settlement, into a key part of the softwood timber industry.

Themed exhibitions are regularly displayed, information is accessible for family and social researchers, and district history publications are available for sale. In addition, guided tours of the town and district can be organised for interested groups.

Nowlee Arts and Crafts ( located in the Museum)

Nowlee Atrs and Crafts Highlights locally made sewing designs, especially quilts, bags and art pieces. Special orders can be taken. Also displayed is a captivating parliament of over 400 ornamental owls of all varieties

Local Produce Market

A local produce market is held at the front of the museum on the second Saturday of each month.

The museum is open Friday to Monday, or by appointment.

The Village Green

This area includes free electric BBQ, playground, gazebo, carved bollards, tree carvings, horse trough and flume and water feature.

World War 1 Avenue of Honour Memorial Tree Carvings

Carved insignia of our three Armed Services

River Walk

River Walk from Fort O’Hare to Bird Bath Wayside Stop following the Glenelg River

 

Greenwald Art Studio

Alexandra Davis is a Contemporary Artist in all mediums and all studio subjects. She is available for commission work. Her work is on display at the Greenwald Art Studio, as well at the Dartmoor Hotel and Dartmoor Community Op Shop.

Her studio is located at 4950 Princes Highway, Greenwald Vic, and can be contacted on 0478 844 685. It is recommended that you phone in regards to opening hours, as not to be disappointed.

LOCAL CEMETERy

The newly incorporated niche wall has been installed into the back of the front panels. A new gazebo has been erected and the name boards listing grave sites has been installed in this building

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The local Dartmoor Cemetery has many of its founding forefathers laid to rest there.

It is not a very big cemetery, but one of complete rest. The cemetery is still being used to this day. It is worth a visit to see the old grave stones. Located only a couple of minutes outside Dartmoor, Bowds Lane, Dartmoor Victoria

Education

Dartmoor Primary School

Dartmoor Primary School ( Greenham Street, near the Post Office and opposite the General Store) is a friendly supportive community school with small class sises catering for grades prep to six. Experienced and dedicated staff provide a diverse curriculum. A school bus service caters for the surrounding district.

Dartmoor Children’s Centre

The Dartmoor Children’s Centre is located in Lang Stree and operates two days a week Mondays and Fridays. Kindergarten and Occasional Care Programs are available on both days.

Details of enrollment are available by phoning 03 5528 1227 or the Glenelg Shire Council on 03 5522 2200

Sports

Golf Course

Dartmoor has an excellent 9-hole golf course in a bushland setting with summer and winter competitions and tournaments, situated on the banks of the Glenelg River, in South West Victoria. Par 70.  5551 metres Green course. membership for green and per annum players ( please contact club for more details)

Seasons run from April to December. Comp days Saturdays from 12 noon, and Tuesdays. green free players welcome.

Bowling Green

Social competitions and tournaments are held throughout summer:

Ladies Pennant Fridays

Open Pennants Saturdays

Twilight Bowls Tuesdays 5-00 pm

Ladies and Men’s Tournaments throughout the year

Everyone is welcome to play anytime.

Events

Dartmoor Show

The Dartmoor show is held at the Mumbannar Showground on the first Saturday of December each year.

The Show is made up of equestrian events, sporting clay shoots, child’s pet parade, flower show and a special section for exhibits by school children. A BBQ stall with soft drinks runs all day – light lunches and tea, coffe and cakes also available.

Admission

  • Adults   $5-00
  • Students  $1-00
  • Under 16 years free   ( subject to change)

Contact Details

Wendy Dowling    Ph. 0407 281 391    Email  dowlings@bigpond.com

Dartmoor Rodeo

The Dartmoor Rodeo is held at the Dartmoor Oval in February each year. It keeps getting bigger year by year, from support of the local community and surrounding areas.

Tennis Courts

Are available for public use next to the Dartmoor Town Oval and at Mumbannar.

Dartmoor Sporting Complex

Home of the Dartmoor Giants. Sports played at the oval include, Australian rules football and netball is played April to September and cricket from October to March are all played at the town oval.

Dartmoor Angling Club

Established in the early 1950’s by like minded people who enjoy fishing and relaxing along the Glenelg Rivers. The club caters for those of all ages.

Accommodation & Dining

Fort o’Hare Campground

Free camping with BBQ’s, fishing, tables, fireplaces, swimming hole and canoe launching- Large area accepts all sizes of RV’s and caravans – pet friendly

Dartmoor Hotel/ Motel

Originally built in 1861, the Dartmoor Inn ( as it was known back then) has provided accommodation and friendly smiles to numerous travelers through the area. The Dartmoor Hotel continues the tradition set by early pioneers, to provide guests with a comfortable, modern atmosphere, whilst still capturing the charm of yesteryear.

The hotel offer affordable motel accommodation, a restaurant, public bar, free parking and more.

Contact; Tex & Lorraine Lipscombe

Webpage: http://www.dartmoorhotel.com.au

Address: 4 lindsay Road Dartmoor Vic 3304

Email: info@dartmoorhotel.com.au

Phone:  03 5528 1240

Dartmoor General Store

Petrol, take-away food,coffee shop and Wi-Fi available

Facebook:

https://wwwfacebook.com/Dartmoor-General-Store- 422083337964136/

Address Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Phone 03 5528 1220

Tuppence Cottage

The beautiful Tuppence Cottage is located on a large b;lock, and not far from the centre of town. It boasts a large front and rear yard and plenty of space and bird life to enjoy. It has a fully fenced yard. Basic pantry items are supplied, with a fully equipped kitchen. All contact through AirBNB

Hosted by: Sue Moses

Webpage:  https:www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/12763333

Old Drik Drik School House Retreat

Only 10 minutes from the Glenelg River, this rural historic renovated stone schoolhouse, has a modern extension. It has a deck, pergola, gas BBQ and to top it all off, a wood pizza oven. There are plenty of activities to do nearby, such as bike riding and canoes. There is lots space to enjoy the peace and quiet in comfort.

Hosted by: Barbara

Webpage:  https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/10525856

Community Groups

 

Organisation Details

 

Dartmoor & District Progress Association Inc.

President – Wendy Dowling

PO Box 23 Dartmoor Vic 3304

Phone  0417 281 391   Fax  03 5528 1462

Email:  dowlings@bigpond.com

Secretary  – Heather Liddle

c/o Post Office Dartmoor Vic 3304

Phone  03 5528 1463

Email:   summerlea187@gmail.com

Treasurer  –  Sue Tregellis

c/o Post Office Dartmoor Vic 3304

Phone  0429 382 199

Meetings

Bi- monthly ( 2nd Monday)  notices advise amendments 7-30 pm at the Lions Clubrooms

Membership

By nomination – fees $2 annually

For more information please contact the association.

State Emergency Service (SES)

Dartmoor, amongst its many other attractions and services, is home to a well- equipped State Emergency (SES) unit. A dedicated taem of trained volunteers provide assistance in times of need.

New volunteers are always welcome

Contact Unit Controller; Dalllas Oakley

Phone  0428 281 438

Local Head Quarters      Ascot Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Email: dartmoor@ses.gov.au

Lions Club

The Dartmoor Lions Club volunteers work continuously and tirelessly throughout the year to help the local community and surrounds. They will help out with a BBQ to raise funds, help tidy up the community, volunteer to help others in need, and all with a smile.

Contact: Local President  Mark McClean

Phone 0419 381 131

Address 5 Wanwin Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Website  http://lionsclubs.org.au/contact/vic/

Churches

Services are held at the following churches in the district:

Dartmoor

St George’s Anglicn Church  Now houses the community Op Shop

St Andrew’s Uniting Church   Services held on special occasions

St Patrick’s Catholic Church  Services held on special occasions

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Follow upcoming events and recent activities around the community on our Facebook page

https:www.facebook.com/DartmoorProgressAssociaton/?ref=bookmarks

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Contact Details for Services in Dartmoor & Surrounds

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  • Angling Club   Phone  03 5528 1258

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com?DartmoorAnglingClub/

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  • Bowling Club     Phone 03 5528 1266

Address  73 Grenham Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

  • Bush Nursing Centre    Emergency 000

Phone 03 5528 1381    03 5528 1303

Address  28 Ascot Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Webpage; http://home.glenelgnow.net.au/dartmoorbnc/

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  • Cemetery   Phone 03 5528 1248

Address   40 Bowds Lane Dartmoor Vic.3304

  • Country Fire Authority    Emergency  000

Vic Emergency Hotline  1800 226 226

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  • Dartmoor Children’s Centre    Phone  03 5528 1227

Address  Lang Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

  • Dartmoor & District Community Op Shop

Address  82 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

  • Dartmoor District Museum incorporating Nowlee Arts & Crafts

Phone 0419 505 632   0422 634 162   0488 553 803

Address  Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Website: https://dartmoordistrictmuseum.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NowleeCrafts

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Vic Emergency Hotline  1800 226 226

Phone 136 186

Webpage https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/our-department/contact-us

  • Digby Hotel/ General Store    Phone  03 5579 3281

Address  3237 Portland Road Digby Vic. 3309

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/digbyhotel

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  • Football, Netball & Cricket Club    Phone 03 5528 1322

Address PO Box 53 Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Webpage

http://websites.sportstg.com/club_info.cgi?c=0-6197-80909-0-0

Football Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/57225043398

Cricket Facebook

https://wwwfacebook.com/dartmoor.cricketclub?fref=gm&dti=572204

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  • General Store ? IT Training Room    Phone  03 5528 1220

Address  81 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic 3304

Facebook

    https://www.facebook.comDartmoor-General-Store- 422083337964136/

  • Glass Inspiration

A unique collection of colourful and textured inspirational work in                           glass.  All work is handcrafted in this quaint country studio

Phone  0427 558 388 for opening hours

Address  88 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic 3304

  • Golf Club     Phone  03 5528 1469

Address Wapling Avenue  Dartmoor Vic 3304

Webpage

   https://www.golfselect.com.au/armchair?courseview?course_id961

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/dartmoorgolf/

  • Greenwald Art Gallery    Contact Alexander Davis

Phone  0478 844 685

Address  4905 Princes Highway  Greenwald Vic. 3304

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  • Hotel/ Motel     Phone  03 5528 1240

Address  4 Lindsay Road  Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Webpage   http:www.dartmoorhotel.com.au/

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/dartmoorpub

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  • Lanes Plumbing & Drainage Pty Ltd    Phone 0400 099 767

Address  130 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Email   greglane1@bigpond.com

  • Library2go – Visiting library van      Phone  03 5527 0666

Initiative through the Glenelg Shire Council

Heywood Address  77 Edgar Street Heywood Vic,  3304

Webpage  http:www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au/library2go-hits-the-road

  • Lions Club     Phone  0491 381 131

Address  5 Wanwin Street Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Website  http://lionsclubs.org.au/contact/vic/

  • Lyons Sculpture Park      Phone  0437 000 433

Address Princes Highway  Lyons Vic. 3304

Webpage   http:www.lyonssculpturepark.com.au/

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pg/LyonsSculpturePark/

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  • Mechanical Services    Phone  03 5528 1328

Address   Ascot Street Dartmoor 3304

  • Memorial Hall  (Dartmoor)   Phone  03 5528 6229

Address  73 Greenham Street Dartmoor  3304

  • Mumbannar Hall      Phone  0437 521 986 (matt Bull)

Address    Princes Highway Mumbannar  Vic. 3304

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/36690196621

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Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat

Webpage  https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/10525856

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Paestan Canoe Hire    Phone  0429 381 875   0458 553 708

Address   75 Nelson Road Winnap  Vic. 3304

Webpage   http://www.canoehire.com.au/

  • Police    Emergency  000

Phone  03 5528 1222

Address Warpling Avenue Dartmoor Vic. 3305.

Webpage  http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=373

  • Post Office / Rural Transaction Centre (RTC)  Phone  03 5528 1319

Address 84 Greenham Street Dartmoor  Vic. 3304

Webpage   

                 https://auspot.com.au/pol/app/locate/post:office/Vic/dartmoor/                               3304/Dartmoor-LPO-330974

  • Primary School ( grades prep – six)     Phone  03 5528 1382

Address  76 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic.  3304

Webpage  http://www.dartmoorps.vic.edu.au/

  • Public Telephone Box     Address  84 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic.  3304

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  • State Emergency Service (SES)      Phone  0428 281 438

Address    Ascot Street Dartmoor Vic.  3304

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  • T & G Hunt Electrical Contractor     Phone  0432 620 664

Address 4 Anzac Court Dartmoor  Vic 3304

  •  The Original Animalia Embroidery Hobby

Address   Riverview Terrace  Dartmoor Vic. 3304

Facebook                                                                                                                    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Theoriginalanimaliaembroidery/

  • Tuppence Cottage ( hosted through AirBNB)

Webpage  https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/12763333

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  • Validation Makeup      Phone  0473 008 604

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/VALIDATIONMAKEUP

  • V-Line Bus – Daily Service       Phone 1800 800 007

Address  Leaves and Departs from Dartmoor General Store

81 Greenham Street Dartmoor Vic.  3304

Webpage  https://www.vline.com.au/

Useful Links

 

http://www.swvci.org/dartmoor/

https://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/page/Homepage.aspx

http://www.nelsonvictoria.com.au/

http;//www.visitportland.com.au/

 

 

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