The Wimmera Mallee is more than just a feast for the eyes. This is a road trip for the “trail grazers” – for those who are looking for a taste of adventure.
Relish the opportunity to unearth the flavours of the Wimmera Mallee region, and even take some local produce home with you. Gourmet treats make the perfect souvenir and you’ll be supporting local businesses along the way.
When planning your own foodie adventure through Victoria’s west, be sure to add these gourmet stops to your list:
Sea Lake Salt
Sea Lake has become an iconic spot for travellers visiting the Wimmera Mallee from all over the world. Situated in Lake Tyrrell, Sea Lake is the largest inland salt lake in Victoria. While a photo of this stunning spot is a must, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to purchase their Salt of the Earth, Lake Tyrrell Gourmet Salt Flakes, available from the Visitor Information Centre. Perfect to savour your getaway even when you are back home in your own kitchen.
Rupanyup Living Brownies
Who doesn’t love brownies? Not only are Rupanyup Living Brownies delicious and nutritious, but you can relive the local flavour at your place with a pack of this gourmet brownies mix. Rupanyup Living’s owner, Claire, developed this premium range of brownie mix using chickpea flour from chickpeas grown locally around Rupanyup.
Whip them up any time for a tasty treat that’s full of goodness. Don’t miss this chance to peruse the vibrant collection of gifts, homewares and more local produce while at Rupanyup Living too!
Follow the rainbow over to the Rainbow Brewery or Eureka Pub for a pot of gold. That is, a pot of their Rainbow Beer. Pale ale, lager, draught and dry – whatever your taste, Rainbow Beer is a must-try while in the region. Made with wheat and barley grown at farms in the remote Mallee town of which the beer gets its name – Rainbow.
Locals and visitors alike all give it a big thumbs up, calling it ‘liquid gold!’. Pull up a seat at the brewery to enjoy a pot while in town and take some home to brighten your day when your getaway winds up.
Discover a bee-autiful range of premium Australian honey from a local third generation beekeeping family. Beetanicals has packaged up a range of single-line varietals including Red Gum, Blue Gum, Yellow Box and Stringy Bark – all produced by the same bees that bring you the key ingredients in the Beetanicals skin balms!
While you can’t eat it, your skin will drink it up. The Beetanicals Skin Care range will nourish your skin with its all natural, toxin-free, cruelty-free products.
The gorgeous Beetanicals products are available from available from Red Tail Gallery in Edenhope and Harrow Post Office.
Discover more unmissable stops to add to your Wimmera Mallee adventure – click here.
*NOTE: With current COVID-19 measures, 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.
Written by Wimmera Mallee Tourism on 1 August, 2020