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PATCHEWOLLOCK

Welcome to Patchewollock

Established in 1914, Patchewollock originated from two aboriginal words "putje" meaning plenty and "wallah" meaning porcupine grass. Patchewollock boasts an open country lifestyle in the Mallee and is famous for the “Patche Pub”, the local watering hole. Enjoy the hospitality of locals, relax by the pool and when night comes, witness the amazing sky with dazzling stars.

EXPLORE

The Pine Plains Lodge, developed by the O’Sullivan family is constructed from drop logs and provides a welcome alternative from camping. The Lodge is the perfect place to explore the Wyperfeld National Park and caters for individuals to large groups. The O'Sullivan family has been associated with Pine Plains for over 120 years and are happy to share with you their knowledge of the area in regards to flora and fauna, bush hikes and driving tracks. Pine Plains is the favoured breeding ground for Mallee Fowl, Major Mitchell Cockatoos and Wedge tailed Eagles and you can see kangaroos, emus and other native fauna on the vast ancient flood plains that dominate this area.

The Wirrengren Plain is the last link in a chain of dry creeks and lakes that in times of severe flooding, receive the runoff from the Wimmera River system after it has filled Lake Hindmarsh and Lake Albacutya - very rare but spectacular events.

Popular picnic spots 'Snowdrift' and 'Mt Jenkins' offer views of the surrounding countryside.

EXPERIENCE

The Textile Wall Mural is located in the Patchewollock Memorial Community Centre and measures 5 x 4.5mts. The Mural is a project of the Arts and Crafts Group and depicts the environmental factors which have impacted on the lives of Patchewollock's women over the years. Special lighting recreates the tones of the passing day. There are electric barbecues adjacent the centre and a wood barbecue in Lions Park, located in the main street, opposite the hotel.

Located adjacent to the Patchewollock Memorial Community Centre the historic display contains photographs, newspapers and local school memorabilia. Open by appointment. Visit the Patchewollock Community Store to obtain a key.

 

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Sleep

  • Patchewollock Hotel

    Enjoy the classic sunburnt Victorian Outback featuring 5 en-suite rooms and 3 rooms without en-suite. For a fantastic pub meal and friendly atmosphere, don’t go past the ‘Patche Pub’.

  • Pine Plains Lodge

    Located in the Wyperfeld National Park, the lodge provides accommodation and conference facilities to large groups and individuals. “The ultimate bush getaway”.

Nourish

  • Patchewollock Community Store

    Sit in or take away, the Store provides hot and cold food and beverages. Fuel is available and the Store provides a basic grocery line. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-3pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 12noon.

  • Patchewollock Hotel

    Australia is well know for its historic hotels and the “Patche Pub”, as affectionately named by the locals, is one of the best.
    Open from 3pm Monday - Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. 
    Meals are available lunch time weekends.
    Ice creams and coffee now available

SERVICES

Australia Post

Patchewollock Rural Transaction Centre (Community Store) - Open Mon-Fri 8:30-3pm, Sat & Sun 10-12noon

Churches - Catholic, Uniting / Anglican
Aerodrome
Bush Nursing Centre
Emergency Services Available

PLAY

Patchewollock has a Golf Club, Gun Club and Tennis facilities.

EVENTS

The Spring Flower Show is held biannually in October.
Annual Golf Tournament

INFO

For additional information about Patchewollock and Pine Plains go to www.patchewollock.com.au and www.pineplainslodge.com or visit the Yarriambiack Shire Council Website


 

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