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Welcome to Goroke

Traveling from Frances in South Australia to the world renowned rock climbing mecca of Mount Arapiles, you will come across the pleasant township of Goroke, with a population of 200.

Situated on the edge of the Goroke State Forest, this is the perfect area for nature based tourists to enjoy four wheel driving, bird watching and bush walking through the beautiful untamed country joining the Little Desert National Park. As weather conditions and seasons can affect the trails and tracks, please contact Park Victoria on 13 91 63 or visit their website for up to date information on track closures and fire danger.


East of Goroke the ‘Duff ’ monument commemorates the finding of Jane Duff and her brothers Isaac and Frank after nine days lost in the bush in 1864 (with the great assistance of one of the international Aboriginal Cricket Team members and black tracker, Dick-a-Dick). Visit the new War Memorial - a tribute to our local "diggers". Just down the road, you will find the Little Dessert National Park where you can look for the famous Malleefowl.


The Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon, a unique and wonderful two days entertainment, is held on the banks of Lake Charlegrark annually on the third weekend of February. Huge crowds travel long distances to listen to some of our country’s finest Country Music musicians.

Enjoy nearby wetlands including Lake Charlegrark, (a favourite with water sports enthusiasts and famous for its record size Murray Cod) and Lake Ratzcastle, both delightful peaceful and tranquil natural lakes in bush settings, where you can stay-awhile either in local accommodation or camping under the stars. If it’s fishing, yabbying and water sports that’s your passion this is a must for you! Another picturesque lake nearby is Big Booroopki, and when it is holding water it is excellent for fishing and yabbying.


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  • Goroke Hotel

  • Lake Charlegrark Cabin and Caravan Park and Cottages

    Enjoy the tranquility, indulge in fishing, skiing, yabbying, bird life and 12kms to the Little Desert. Cottages and Caravan Parking available with excellent views of Lake Charlegrark.

  • Langley Lodge

    It is perfectly situated for holidays with family and friends, school groups, clubs, contract rural workers, business functions or fishing trips. The air conditioned lodge has the comfort of gas heating and is equipped with a fully staffed commercial kitchen.



Shopping Centre: Main Street contains a supermarket, hotel, post office, newsagent, takeaways, antiques and most essential supplies.
Service Station: Petrol, LPG, Diesel and repairs.
Medical Services: Community Health Centre with resident District Nurses and visiting doctors.
Internet and Email Access: Available at Mitchell’s Newsagent and Takeaway.
Public Toilets: Situated in Main Street.


Sporting: Bowling greens, swimming pool (seasonal), football, netball and tennis.
Golf Course: 18 hole sandscrapes (winter only). Situated next to Goroke State Forest. Telephone 03 5386 1053 for event details.


Goroke Ladies Bowls Invitation - February
Goroke Golf Club Annual Tournament - July
Goroke A&P Society Show - October
Goroke Mens Bowls Invitation - October
Goroke Ladies Invitation Mixed Bowls - December


For more information about Goroke visit the West Wimmera Shire Council Website