Minyip

Minyip is celebrated for being the place where the Flying Doctors television series was made and to this day the series is still very popular all over the world. Buildings and locations used for filming the Flying Doctors are still identifiable and many visitors still stopover in Minyip for this very reason.  Aboriginal for “Ashes”, Minyip had its early origins as part of a squatter’s “run” until the township was established in the early 1870’s and the sale of town blocks in 1875 attracted ex-miners and many South Australian farmers to the district.

Explore

The Minyip Wetlands is a recent development and includes a Caravan Park, walking tracks, outdoor fitness equipment, playground, BBQ facilities and ponds for fishing.  For those interested in geneology and history, the Minyip Cemetary located to the eat of town reflects the German influence in Minyips early days.

Classified by the National Trust in 1974, the church features a striking octagonal belfry and houses a magnificent Fuller pipe organ. The whole structure with organ in situ was moved to its present site in 1935 from Kirchheim, south-west of Minyip, where it was originally built in 1889. The organ can be played by request with sufficient notice.

Experience

There is no shortage of historical buildings in this township with many good examples of early country Victorian architecture.  The two hotels, although being built in the same era, are strikingly different in their architecture, one Gothic and the other Federation style.  Each building displays a plaque that details the original use and history of the structure.  

Stroll down memory lane and visit many of the buildings such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base, Emma’s Garage, Coopers Crossing Memorial Hall and the Majestic Hotel that all featured prominently in many episodes from the long running television series ‘The Flying Doctors’. 

Minyip is known for its many brilliant sunsets and are sure to create a lasting impression.

Accommodation

Food

Services

Minyip Caravan Rest Stop
Warracknabeal – Stawell Rd, Minyip
Telephone 0429 942 471
• Situated in the Minyip Wetland’s
• Powered and non powered sites
• New amenities
• BBQ Facilities
• Picnic area
• Walking tracks
• Bird watching

Club Hotel
Lorraine Masiero
95 Main Street, Minyip
Telephone 5385 7281

Hooz on Main – Commercial Hotel
Andrew & Barry
Mobile 0417102480
35 Main Street, Minyip
Telephone (03) 5385 7271

Club Hotel
Lorraine Masiero
95 Main Street, Minyip
Telephone (03)5385 7281

Hooz on Main – Commercial Hotel
Contact Barry
Mobile 0417102480
35 Main Street, Minyip
Telephone (03) 5385 7271

www.minyipaccommodation.com.au

Minyip BP Service Station
Self Serve – open 24/7
Main Street, Minyip

IGA Supermarket open 7 days – EFTPOS available

V/Line agency Phone 53857325

Dunmunkle Health Services – Phone 5385 7422

Police Station – Phone 5385 7312

Banking services available at Bendigo Bank and Commonwealth Bank Agency.

Churches include Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting

RACV – Phone 5385 7265

Play

Minyip has a Golf Course, Bowling Club, Football & Cricket Oval, Tennis Courts and Swimming Pool.

Events

Local community groups, sporting clubs, school and the BCG host an interesting selection of events and functions throughout the year. They range from a B & S ball and a Quarterhorse Race Meeting to Field days and expos. These events attract visitors from all over Australia as does Tchum Lake, located 8 km east of Birchip.


Quarterhorse Races– March
Flatter than the Flatlands Hang-gliding Competition – March
Birchip Cropping Group Expo – July
Annual Golf Tournament – July
Annual Flower Show – October
Mallee Root Roundup B&S Ball – October
Tchum Lake New Years Eve Party and Fireworks – December

More Information

For additional information about Minyip go to www.minyip.com.au or visit the Yarriambiack Shire Council Website

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