Travel, Accommodation and Tourism Information
The Wimmera has a variety of magnificent landscapes:
- The Wartook Valley on the Western side of the Grampians National Park
- The Little Desert and Big Desert
- Waterways – Green Lake, Lake Hindmarsh, the Wimmera River, Yarriambiack Creek
- Wetlands of world significance.
We also have many interesting museums and art galleries, providing a wonderful contrast between the history of the pioneers of the Wimmera and the creative and artistic talent we proudly call our own.
The Wimmera has a well-organised tourism industry that offers a wide variety of holiday experiences.
The links below will guide you to our main tourism websites where you will find all the information you need to holiday in the Wimmera.
The Wimmera’s network of Visitor Information Centres are ready to assist you in planning accommodation and activities during your stay.
Why not visit the websites below, or call one of the Visitor Information Centres for a chat with a friendly Wimmera local.
Nature tourism an attraction
As a young man Steve Price travelled the world working in tourism and adventure industries especially in New Zealand and Canada.
He then wanted to establish his own tourism business in Australia and chose the Wimmera’s Wartook area. Steve was attracted by the region’s beautiful natural environment and opportunities for nature tourism.
Since buying the Asses Ears Wilderness Lodge in 1982, Steve has seen the business evolve and change.
|The accommodation centre complete with air strip allowed him to specialise in school camps and group activities and encourage fly-ins with aero clubs.
“When I started 97 percent of my market was domestic. I decided that Australians love the Grampians why wouldn’t international visitors,” he said.
Steve has since hosted many international students especially through Melbourne University’s exchange programs which sends exchange students to Steve for bush activities. He has also attracted a lot of backpackers especially those travelling the Melbourne to Adelaide and Grampians routes.
After bushfires in the area in 2006, the couple decided to introduce a new venture, establishing Grampians Quad Bike Adventures which offered quad bike tours.
Steve said it had been tremendously successful being attractive to international, family and domestic markets.
The business now offers corporate team building, aviation club fly-ins, rock climbing, bushwalking and nature experiences, international university student experiences, quad bike and 4WD tours as well as school and other group activities.
Little Desert, Big Desert and Wetlands Information
Nhill and Dimboola Visitor Information
Things to see and do in the Yarriambiack Shire
Edenhope Information Centre
96 Elizabeth Street, Edenhope
Phone: 5585 1509
Horsham Visitor Information Centre
Horsham Information Centre
20 O'Callaghan Pde, Horsham
Phone: 5382 1832
Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) from 9.00am - 5.00pm
Kaniva Visitor Information Centre
41 Commercial St, Kaniva
Phone: 5392 2418
Nhill Tourist Information Centre
Goldsworthy Park, Nhill
Phone: 5391 3086
Warracknabeal Tourist Information Centre
119 Scott Street, Warracknabeal
Phone: 5398 1632