If you’re looking for a truly unique adventure in your own backyard, pack up the van and head to Victoria’s north-west.

This is a road trip for the stargazers, and the ones who dare to follow a different path. For those who want to see more. Explore more. And do it all on their own terms.

Out this way, there are endless moments to cherish.

Head into that quirky country shop, stop for lunch at the local pub and sip wine amongst the vines – this is your chance to unearth the hidden gems of the Wimmera Mallee.

Now’s the perfect time to plan your road trip. Here’s where we stopped the van along the way.

Sheep Hills Silo Art

Turn off Stawell-Warracknabeal Road to stop and take in the breathtaking silo art at Sheep Hill. It sits at a huge 30m high x 40m wide, and shines a spotlight on the area’s young Indigenous people and the strong ancestral connection that they share with their Elders. Be sure to download the Wimmera Mallee Tourism Ap to learn more about the mural and the artist while you’re there.

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.

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Pink Lake, Dimboola

Just a few kilometres west of Dimboola, next to the Western Highway, there is a magical Pink Lake. Head to the rest-stop beside the highway to find the path that will take you to the edge of the lake for the most incredible view.

Patchewollock Hotel

Also known as the Patche pub, the Pathewollock Hotel is just the place to grab a traditional pub meal and a drink. Be sure to call ahead to order!

Pathewollock Hotel
38 Federation St 3491 Patchewollock, Victoria
P: (03) 5084 1280

Pine Plains Lodge at Wyperfeld National Park

Set on a cattle and sheep station founded in 1847, Pine Plains Lodge offers a true Aussie outback experience. From picnics to golf and even sand tobogganing, there’s something for everyone.

https://www.pineplainslodge.com/

Each town has its own story and special characters to discover. 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