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Welcome to Hopetoun

Home of the unique Mallee Bush Retreat located on the foreshore of Lake Lascelles, this little township has more to offer than first appears. Hopetoun is named after Lord Hopetoun the Governor of Victoria and later Australia's first Governor General who often visited Lake Corrong Homestead as a guest of Edward Lascelles. Settle in, take a break and enjoy this magical destination.


Hopetoun is home to Lake Corrong that is approximately 660 hectares in size and at capacity, holds 17,200 Megs. It is filled from the Yarriambiack Creek and is 1 of only 5 waterways that flow inland in Victoria. Powered and non powered boating is permitted including sail boats although infrastructure and access is limited when the Lake is at it's capacity. The lake is a must for wildlife and bird watching, fishing and yabbying.

Lake Lascelles is located on the edge of town and filled by the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. This lake has been redeveloped and beautified over the past 3 decades and is now a popular venue for water sports and fishing. Accommodation, gas barbeques, playground, toilets, boat ramp and general picnic facilities on well-kept lawns are a feature of the lake. In wet years the Yarriambiack Creek empties into another lake east of Hopetoun called Lake Corrong. Sometimes dry, but when full provides a haven for a variety of water birds, and is a favourite fishing and yabbying spot.


The Mallee Bush Retreat. The complex provides a range of unique accommodation options including 2 Silos, 2 Cow Sheds, Stables, Machinery Shed and a Limestone Grain Store with 33 beds available. The Shearing Shed is a fully functional kitchen with fire place, television, tables and chairs. This facility is used for dining, functions and as a multipurpose room.

Corrong Homestead -built by the Mallee's first settler Peter McGinnis and now fully restored to its original pioneer state. Corrong Homestead is believed to be the oldest original house in the Mallee.

Hopetoun House was built in 1891 for Edward Lascelles from local limestone quarried from just north of town. Classified by the National Trust, but privately owned, this magnificent home features a large underground room and storeroom, which provided a retreat from the heat and apparently hosted a number of dance parties during the 1920's.

The Historical Mural, painted by local artists Shirley Decker & Trish Hogan, is a backdrop to the Memorial Park in the main street. The 20m by 3.5m wall mural depicts many facets of Hopetoun's unique heritage such as drovers, wool bales, aborigines and native fauna, flora and bird life.


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  • Hopetoun Caravan Park

    Providing cabins, powered and non powered sites the park is a short walk to Lake Lascelles and a 5 minute walk to Lake Corrong.  BBQ facilities and dump point available.

  • Hopetoun Community Hotel/Motel

    12 Renovated rooms including family, double and twin. Located in Hopetoun’s shopping precinct, providing pub styled hospitality for the weary traveler.

  • Mallee Bush Retreat

    Uniquely designed accommodation based on architecture from the farming industry. Cabins are fully air conditioned and are conveniently located 500mts from the town centre. Free camping is encouraged around the lake perimeter on non powered sites.


  • Bow Bakery

    Excellent breads, pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. This little stop on the Henty Highway is a treasure trove for bakery lovers. Open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

  • Community Hotel/Motel

    Open daily, the Community Hotel provides tasty counter meals from Monday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm. Friendly service and a classic menu with all the favourites make the Community Hotel in Hopetoun a great stop for travelers.

  • Mallee Sunsets Gallery Cafe

    The Mallee Sunset Gallery is a converted white timber church located right on the highway for your convenience. The Cafe can cater for large groups and is open Wednesday to Sunday, 9.00–5.30 pm.

  • Wellington’s Butchers and Cafe

    It’s quickly being dubbed the quirkiest coffee shop in the Mallee and is home not only to high quality coffee, but the local butcher and his fine meats. A decadent range of cakes and slices are hand made by a local Patchewollock resident and these little treats are legendary among locals.


Hopetoun BP Service Station
Self Serve - open 24/7
95 Lascelles Street, Hopetoun

Hopetoun Fuel & Nursery Supplies
Chris Pridgeon
50 Austin Street, Hopetoun
(03) 5083 3008


Hopetoun Agricultural and Pastoral Show - October
Bowls Tournament - April


For additional information about Hopetoun go to or visit the Yarriambiack Shire Council Website.