WALKING TRAILS - within Horsham
A new publication has been developed for the interest of our visitors and local residents.The publication lists a number of wonderful walking tracks that vary from 15 minute walks to 1-hour walks.
Wimmera River Walk
Stroll or pedal along the scenic Lawrie Rudolph walk trail as it follows the path of the Wimmera River.
Points of interest along the way include a war memorial, sound shell and Apex Island which can be accessed via a footbridge. Towards the western end of Barnes Boulevard is the extensive lawns of Weir park where the weir has been built across the river. On the downstream side of the weir are walking tracks and a boardwalk throughout the surrounding wetlands.
Sawyer Park formerly Brick Works. Replica Kiln, Wimmera River environment display: War Memorial and cenotaph: BBQ and toilet facilities.
Historical Sign site of Horsham Weir 1875- 1959. Used as a swimming pool. Horsham flood level indicator.
Apex island also known as Adventure Island to the to established playground due to its giant slide and other amazing play equipment.
Weir Park formerly Jaycees Park. Current Horsham Weir built in 1968. Double Canoe Tree and its history, BBQ toilets and playground equipment.
Horsham First Urban Storm Water Wetland built in 1999. Detailed information is located along the walking track.
Yanga Track this is a 1.2km walk including two boardwalks across the river. Re-vegetation area under the River Red Gum canopy.
Go Bush on the edge of Horsham
The Horsham Police Paddock provides recreational opportunities for walkers, cyclists, anglers, bird watchers in a natural woodland setting. The reserve features a black box swamp, a remnant of the endemic vegetation of the area. There are extensive man-made wetlands that are home to many species of birds and fish.
The Police Paddock has three major functions: it provides a recreational and tourism focus, a habitat for native wildlife and collects drainage water from residential areas, which is then used for watering council's parklands.
Require more information on walking tracks in our region?
Within close range to Horsham such as the Grampians National Park and Mount Arapiles, please visit the Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre or Parks Victoria web-site.