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APSLEY

Welcome to Apsley including Dergholm

Driving along the Wimmera Highway, when you cross the South Australian border into Victoria, the first town to welcome you is the historic village of Apsley. Surrounded by beautiful Red Gums, wetlands, flora and fauna, all still found in their natural environments.

EXPLORE

If bushwalking is your passion, Newland's Nature Walking Trail is one for you. Federation Corner is the start of the easy all weather walking track linking the township of Apsley to the picturesque Newland's Lake. Meandering through 258 hectares of natural unspoilt bushland, the 5 km walk (or a shorter version if you choose) takes you into amazing stands of stringbarks, banksias and rare orchids of the Newland's Lake Reserve.

15km north of Apsley are the Little Willow Farm Sculptures.

A short drive south is the tiny hamlet of Dergholm adjacent to the Dergholm State Park with the unusual and unique green granite Bailey’s Rocks, there’s a lovely picnic ground set amongst natural bushland where you can picnic or enjoy a BBQ or go for a stroll through the bush and forget the outside world!

EXPERIENCE

Federation Corner Information Bay was erected in 2001 to celebrate Australia's Federation. It is also a good starting point for Apsley's Historic Walk to relive the history of a former thriving community since it was first settled during the 1840’s. Established in 1855 the Apsley Racing Club is now the oldest surviving racing club in Victoria - even predating Australia’s icon sporting event, the Melbourne Cup.

There is an outstanding collection of historic buildings around the district; many of these were built by Chinese labourers as they travelled through to the goldfields from the port of Robe, during the gold rush period of the 1850’s. Take a historic walk along Main Street.

The Flowering Gum, located in Wallace Street, is said to be the largest flowering gum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Inside the Apsley Cemetary gates is the Jimmy Tarpot Memorial. Jimmy Tarpot, also referred to as Jimmy Talbot, was a member of Aboriginal Cricket Team of 1868.

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Sleep

  • Ardmeen Farm Cottage

    Ardmeen Farm Cottage is a working farm with many activities to participate in or you can enjoy quiet privacy.

  • Ardwick Homestead

    Staying at Ardwick Homestead you'll enjoy absolute tranquility and privacy. Conveniently located on the Wimmera Highway between Horsham and Naracoorte and about half way between Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • Border Inn Hotel

Nourish

SERVICES

Our Shopping Centre has a Café – Eat in or Takeaway meals, Newsagent, Fuel, Hotel, Post Office and Gift Shop

PLAY

Golf Club: Picturesque 18 hole winter golf course with sand scrapes.
Park with free BBQ facilities, Play ground and Public Toilets.
Recreation Reserve: Tennis Courts, Football Oval and Netball Courts.

EVENTS

Apsley Racing Club Cup - April
Apsley Golf Club Annual Tournament - August

INFO

Apsley Visitor Information Centre
Apsley Café, Wallace Street, Apsley
Telephone (03) 5586 1274

For more information about Apsley, please visit the West Wimmera Shire Website.


 

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