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Our Region and Community 2016-11-23T11:52:34+00:00

Come for a visit… explore… indulge… stay a while… right here in the Greater Hamilton region.

So much more than a great place for a stopover, with something for everyone to enjoy. Spring and summer racing carnivals, local Ag shows, active outdoor events, craft and produce markets, art and culture celebrations. We look forward to seeing you this spring and summer in Greater Hamilton!

Balmoral

So much more than a great place for a stopover, with something for everyone to enjoy. Spring and summer racing carnivals, local Ag shows, active outdoor events, craft and produce markets, art and culture celebrations. We look forward to seeing you this spring and summer in Greater Hamilton!
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Byaduk

Red-hot molten rock spews high into the air from a large volcano, the black river of cooling lava taking all in its path as it flows towards you. The earth is evolving before your very eyes in high drama.

This was the scene about 8,000 years ago around Byaduk and Branxholme. You may have missed one of Australia’s most recent volcanic eruptions but the fascinating evolution of the area is still taking place every day and is there for you to enjoy.

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Cavendish

Giant red gums whisper settler’s secrets along the Wannon river at Cavendish.

The Settlers Walk follows the bank of the river and offers one of the most tranquil and least known about experiences in the region.

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Coleraine

The fruits of up to 200 years of passion can be seen in many areas in the town of Coleraine … and we’re not just talking about the locals.

A chocolate factory, the ultimate native garden and vintage cars are just a few of the intriguing prospects that await you in Coleraine.

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Dunkeld

At the foot of Mount Sturgeon, the southern tip of the Grampians and the Great Dividing Range you will find the booming little town of Dunkeld.

Named after a town in the Scottish Grampians, Dunkeld has enjoyed a stellar revival in the last 15 years.

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Dunkeld Town Brochure

Historical Town Walk

Glenthompson

For a town of just a couple of hundred residents, Glenthompson has a great heart beat.

Its foundations are as solid as the Glenthompson bricks that have built much of the town. The deep duplex clay has fed the local brickworks in Glenthompson for well over a century. The works is one of the very few in Australia that still produces solid clay bricks and the view into the enormous pit at Glenthompson is quite a sight in itself.

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Hamilton

Whether it’s gazing at botanical, artistic or architectural beauty, putting in a bid as part of a 50,000-head sheep sale or just browsing through great shops, Hamilton offers an amazing array of experiences for all travellers. Hamilton embodies a strong community spirit; an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial population; a wealth of natural assets and education & health facilities that are the envy of other cities of a similar population.

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Hamilton Visitor Guide

Hamilton Touring Map

Hamilton Touring Map

Hamilton Accommodation Guide

Hamilton Accommodation Guide

Penshurst

Elm trees grace the verandah-clad main street of the majestic town of Penshurst. It is not hard to take yourself back to the grand old days of the squatter in this town where quality building material is everywhere and many of the early settlers became as rich as the volcanic soils of the area.

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Tarrington

Named as Hochkirk by its German founders in 1853, this small town changed its name to Tarrington in 1916 due to world events at the time, Tarrington has maintained a strong and proud German heritage.

The local Lutheran School, St. Michaels is the longest continuing school of its kind in the country, having celebrated its 150th birthday in 2003.

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