Dartmoor is scenically situated on the Glenelg River in South West Victoria, 400 km form Melbourne and 500 km from Adelaide on National Highway One. It is central to and within 100 km of tourist destinations like;
- Majestic Grampians Renown Connawarra Wineries Remarkable Blue Lake of Mt Gambier and surrounding limestone caves and sinkholes.
- Picturesque Discovery Bay and Lower Glenelg Natonal Parks.
- Mary MacKillop Trail.
- Rolling inland hills of “Australian Felix”.
- Historic seaports of Port Fairy and Portland, Victoria’s birthplace
The Dartmoor district has an intriguing appeal and history of its own, from Koori times, 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 epicenter of the softwood plantation industry.
The town of Dartmoor has full amenities for travelers and tourists and prides itself on its commitment to community involvement. The Tree Carvings in Dartmoor are unique, and provide great interest for the tourist.
The community has won several State and Regional awards in the “Tidy Towns” competition and in the “Year of the Family 1994” was one of only four Victorian centres to be recognised as “a Family Friendly Place to Live and Visit”. In 2004 Dartmoor was awarded the Kleenheat Gas Victorian “Community of the year Award”.
You are welcome to come and see why!
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