Looking for some inspiration for your next family road trip?
If you’re keen to head out and unearth an amazing new adventure with the kids, Victoria’s North-West offers a not-so-typical road trip with endless screen-free fun. It’s a chance to connect with one another, create unforgettable memories and experiences like no other.
Whether you head out for a day or pack up the car to enjoy a long weekend, there is so much to explore – and something that will appeal to every member of the fam.
Let the Silo Art Trail guide your way, then change direction on a whim. Turn off the main road to stretch your legs and stroll through the centre of town, head into that quirky country shop and stop for picnic to refuel while watching the world go by.
At every turn, there is something new to discover.
Ready to start planning your family road trip?
Take inspiration from our family friendly adventure and create your own unique route through the Wimmera Mallee.
Here are some of the places our family stopped to enjoy along the way:
Patchewollock Silo Art
The Patchewollock silo, marks the beginning of the trail from the northern end, and is the perfect way to start your trip. Stop and stretch your legs while taking in the stunning mural of hardworking local, Nick “Noodle” Hulland looking out on the highway. Don’t forget to use the Wimmera Mallee Tourism App to unearth more of the story behind the art and artist.
Brim Silo Art
Stopping at Brim is a must – this stunning silo art was the first to appear in Victoria, inspiring the establishment of the Silo Art Trail. It offers a vivid insight into the strength of the farming community. Uncover more of the story with the Wimmera Mallee Tourism Ap when you reach the silo.
Firefighter Murals – Rupanyup
While in Rupanyup, seek out the incredible Firefighter murals. You’ll find one adorning the town’s old shire office building, and another at a fire damaged house on Dyer Street. They each play tribute to the volunteer firefighters who worked to protect these properties.
Snowdrift Picnic and Camping Area, Wyperfeld National Park
Ever wanted to go sand tobogganing? Wyperfeld National Park is the place to do it! This camping area is set alongside one of the largest white sand dunes in the area. It’s hours of fun – sure to tucker out the kids.
It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or set up camp for the night. Spend the evening cosied-up by the fire, toasting marshmallows under a kaleidoscope of stars. Then, after the kids have gone to bed, put your feet up with a glass of wine and nothing but the crackle of fire and crickets humming in the background. Bliss!
This is just a snapshot of what you can do and see throughout your trip. For even more inspiration – click here.
*NOTE: While COVID-19 restrictions are easing, it’s important to plan ahead and contact the business you would like to visit to ensure they are open and you adhere to their guidelines.
Here is a quick checklist to start your planning.
Written by Wimmera Mallee Tourism on 10 June, 2020