is situated on the shores of Lake Wallace, a haven for waterbirds,
as is the surrounding district which is dotted with wetlands and
lakes and graced with majestic red gums. The town is only 30km from
the South Australian border on the Wimmera Highway.
William Wallace discovered Lake Wallace in 1842. In 1845 George
and James Hope took up pastoral runs, making it one of Victoria's
oldest grazing towns. Sheep and cattle industries have underpinned
the local economy since then.
Things to Do and See
See the memorial to Australia's first cricket team to visit England,
in 1868. It was an all Aboriginal team and was coached by T. W.
Wills who is also famous for inventing Australian Rules Football.
Walk or cycle the 5.5km nature track around Lake Wallace where the
great crested grebe and other water birds may be seen.
In the Black Swamp diagonally opposite the newly renovated Court
House is a boardwalk and bird hide with interpretive information.
Natural bushland harbours the endangered Red Tail Black Cockatoo
at the renown 18 hole golf course. The Field Naturalists have established
Flora Reserves directly behind the Golf course and down Reader's
Road, off Harrow Road.
A collection of local bird eggs and pressed wildflowers can be seen
at Summerhayes Garden Centre.
Other Points of Interest
Situated 15mins away in Aspey, in the main street, is the largest
Eucalyptus Ficifolia (flowering gum) in the world.
Gourmet Food and Wine Day - March
Henly on Lake Wallace Festival - March
Edenhope Cup Carnival - March
How to Get There
Edenhope is 412km north-west of Melbourne
Melways Ref: 519 H11
Edenhope Visitor Information Centre
98 Elizabeth St
Tel: (03) 5585 1509
here to View Map
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