With so much to unearth, chances are that when you arrive in the Wimmera Mallee you won’t want to leave right away.
If you have more time, staying a night (or more) offers the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in your surrounds and discover all that Victoria’s west has to offer.
From its rich history and natural rural attractions to charming towns and the iconic Silo Art Trail, there is plenty to explore and uncover throughout the Wimmera Mallee. Whether you come with your family, friends or just your partner, enhance your experience with a stay at these hidden gems scattered throughout the region.
Mallee Bush Retreat
Lake Lascelles, Hopetoun
Located on the foreshore of Hopetoun’s gorgeous Lake Lascelles, Mallee Bush Retreat gives visitors the chance to stay in unique farm-inspired accommodation. Choose from converted silo, shearer’s hut, stables, cow sheds with a mix of twin rooms and bunks, or simply opt for a powered camping site. Enjoy a day out by the water, and spend the evening nestled up under the big, clear sky.
For accommodation reservations or further information, please phone 0439 529 973
O’Sullivan’s Pine Plains Lodge
Patchewollock, Victoria, 3491
Unearth an unforgettable Aussie outback experience at O’Sullivan’s Pine Plains Lodge. The rustic log cabin, built from hand hewn local timber, is situated in the magnificent Wyperfield National Park. This is the perfect getaway for families, large groups and couples alike – offering shared living areas complete with open fireplaces, a communal kitchen and BBQ areas. Sunrises and star-gazing from the open verandas at O’Sullivan’s Pine Plains Lodge are simply magical, and keep your eyes peeled for the roaming camels.
For reservations or further information, please phone 0437 350 385
Victoria Hotel Dimboola
32 Wimmera Street, Dimboola
Victoria Hotel Dimboola is a quintessential Victorian pub and a favourite among both locals and tourists. Built in 1924, this is a warm and inviting place to stay on your travels through Victoria. Head to the bar to enjoy a game of pool and a yarn with the locals, or sit down to a traditional pub meal in the bistro before retreating up to your stylishly restored room. Families, couples and solo travellers can be accommodated at Victoria Hotel for a charming country caper.
For reservations or further information, please phone (03) 5389 1611
1177 Greenhills Rd, 3401 Jung
Yarriambaiance is described as “A feeling or mood associated with fresh air, open spaces, big skies, stunning sunsets, starry nights, open fires and the sounds of nature, on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek”. And you’ll experience the feeling firsthand when you spend a night or two or here. Choose from the Rustic Cabin (suits up to 6 people), Deluxe Private Creekside Camping (suits up to 20 people) or Tiny House accommodation for a unique and memorable adventure.
For reservations or further information, please phone 0427 373 656
Nhill Billy Farm Glamping
491 Uthmeyers Road, 3418 Nhill
Sleep under the stars in glamping style accommodation. This B&B farmstay provides luxury Bell Tents in a magical setting. Surrounded by 100 acres of trees, Nhillbilly Farm is tranquil and secluded, but still within reach for a weekend getaway or one-night stopover. Located 10kms from Nhill, this is the perfect base from which to explore some of the most breathtaking natural attractions and wildlife Victoria has to offer, including Pink Lake, Grampians and Little Desert National Parks.
For reservations or further information, please phone 0411 104 598
158-164 High St, Charlton VIC 3525
Made famous by OKMotels events, Charlton Motel is known for its retro motel experience, complete with old-fashioned friendly service. Located in Charlton at the foothills of the Victorian highlands, it’s the perfect place to stay after a big day out exploring the surrounds. Charlton Motel offers a selection of rooms for families or couples, plus BBQ facilities and an outdoor swimming pool for those hot summer visits.
For reservations or further information, please phone (03) 5491 1600
1852 Wimmera Highway, Apsley
Rustic charm meets modern comfort at Yallamatta Bed and Breakfast. With 115 years of history, this quaint cottage delivers the home away from home experience on the outskirts of the tiny township of Apsley. Embark on bushwalks like the Newlands Nature Walking trail and explore the world heritage listed Naracoorte Caves, before resting up in this beautiful cottage accommodation – complete with cosy lounge and kitchen/dining facilities.
For reservations or further information, please phone 0429 861285
Wherever you choose to stay, the Wimmera Mallee has something for everyone.
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*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. Here is a quick checklist to start your planning..
Written by Wimmera Mallee Tourism on 1 August, 2020