region of Victoria, Australia

The Wimmera is a region in western Victoria, Australia. It runs from west of the Goldfields region to the South Australia border.

Cities and townsEdit

Other destinationsEdit

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

The easiest way to get into the Wimmera region by car from the state's capital of Melbourne is to head west onto the M8 Western Freeway until Ararat, where you've then arrived at the Wimmera region. If you're coming by train, V/line runs trains all the way up to Ararat.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

The Wimmera is renowned for its natural heritage.

One of the key preservation areas in the Wimmera region is the Grampians National Park, possessing a diverse range of flora and fauna in Victoria west of the Snowy River. The park possess many important Aboriginal artifacts and includes over 80% of all rock art in Victoria.

A local Aboriginal name Gariwerd was adopted by the National Park in 1991 in recognition of this fact; however, this change was soon reversed after a change of state government in 1992.

There is also the Little Desert National Park, south of Nhill and west of Dimboola, is a large wilderness area of sand dunes that were too infertile for productive farming even with superphosphate and trace elements and today, is a national park.

DoEdit

The Wimmera region is known for its many hiking trails, particularly in the Grampians. They range from waterfalls, to valleys, or just trails through the bush.

Eat and drinkEdit

Nearly every town in the Wimmera region will have a pub, although the ones in this region are particularly known for getting somewhat violent, particularly after dark. Drink spiking is an issue in some of the towns, but not all, but never leave your drink unattended anywhere.

Restaurants in the Wimmera region differ by town, but if you're having trouble finding one, just look on main street, and there's be plentiful of them.

Stay safeEdit

Safety is generally not an issue in most of the Wimmera, but the streets can get violent after dark.

Go nextEdit

This region travel guide to Wimmera is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.