Horsham, known as the capital of the Wimmera with Green Lake as the gateway to the region providing a fantastic location for family recreational activity.
With water levels increaseing in a number of local lakes and reservoirs, promises potential water based activities for great family participation. See below link on regional water levels in the Wimmera.
Horsham located on the banks of the Wimmera River is a handy base to explore the region's nearby natural attractions. The beautiful Grampians National Park and the Wartook Valley region are only 30 minutes south-east of Horsham. West of Horsham you will find Natimuk, a picturesque town with its historic buildings situated only a short drive from Mount Arapiles which is regarded as one of the top rock climbing areas in Australia. It is also a great location for bushwalking and camping.
The region is renowned for its dynamic arts community, ensuring there is always something exciting happening.
You will find art festivals, musical performances, a superb art gallery, excellent theatre along with major sporting events and family-friendly activities.
Horsham is continuingly producing public art such as the Tim Jones delightful scar tree sculpture located near City Gardens Estate. others include the Angalai Polglaze's totem pole, Wimmera Burnt Creek Meeting Place in Roberts Place, Gallery Alley, and a very dazzling artistic mural in Bradbury Lane, just to name a few.
Mosaics and murals designed by school children can be viewed at Horsham North, Horsham West, and Ss Michael and John's Primary Schools.
Stroll along the Wimmera River, lined by ancient red gums, and enjoy the beautiful Horsham Botanic Gardens designed by William Guilfoyle, who laid out Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.
Click the link to watch a video of canoeing the Wimmera river.
The wider region offers scenic bushland, mountains and waterways. Wartook Valley, in the Grampians, and the Black Range State Park are a picturesque short drive away. Both are well worth seeing for wildlife, wildflowers, dramatic scenery and wind swept caverns.
So why not base yourself in Horsham and explore the natural beauty of the region?
For more information contact the Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre on 1800 633 218.