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WARRACKNABEAL

Welcome to Warracknabeal

Located on the Yarriambiack Creek, Warracknabeal name comes from the Aboriginal word describing the gum trees shading the watercourse. The gorgeous Yarriambiack Creek flows through Warracknabeal, lined with gum trees and occupied by wildlife.

EXPLORE

The Yarriambiack Creek provides a haven for numerous water birds and the majestic gums that line its banks attract many varieties of native birds and animals to share this unique environment with the local residents. A walking track follows both sides of the creek providing a relaxing 4km stroll to enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Anzac Park in Scott Street was built as a memorial to the fallen of World War 1, it is the sporting centre of Warracknabeal, housing football, cricket, tennis, netball and swimming.

The Historical Centre in Scott Street has on display is a collection of all the items that make up the history of a typical Wimmera town. Housed in the town's first State Savings Bank, the display consists of furniture, pictures, maps, kitchen utensils and the personal items found in the homes of the pioneers of the era. The bank chamber is as it was on opening day in 1909. Open daily except Saturdays 2pm-4pm. www.warracknabealhistory.org.au

Federation Place at the intersection of Scott & Woolcock Streets is a must see for all visitors. The roundabout was constructed and the four street corners redeveloped in 2001 in recognition of the Centenary of Federation. The centre piece is an unique life size sculpture of six sheep and kelpie sheep dog to signify the role of the squatters in the early settlement of the Warracknabeal area.

The Log Lock Up in Devereux Street was built in 1872 when the first permanent policeman came to town and was used until 1960. It is open daily for inspection.

If you are interested in early Architecture, the Warracknabeal Hotel and The Creekside Hotel in Scott Street are excellent examples. The iron work on the verandahs and balconies is a fine example of the craftsmanship of the 19th century. The Post Office in Scott Street is an attractive example of Tudor style architecture that was built in 1907 and still remains a unique feature of the shopping centre.

The Water Tower in Molyneaux Street was built for use by the railways in 1886. It was used as the town's water storage for 30 years. The Court House in Woolcock Street was built in 1891 and currently used by the Historical Society and Arts Council. The Anglican Church in Anderson Street was built in 1887 and still in use today.

EXPERIENCE

Warracknabeal is home to many historical tributes including Federation Place with it’s full-size sculpture of sheep and a Kelpie dog that are located within the roundabout in Scott Street as a tribute to the town's early settlement days.

Situated in Scott Street, the Wheatland’s Warehouse is a secondhand dealership that is a maze of antiques and collectables that will keep you fossicking for hours.

The Wheatland Machinery Museum houses a large collection of historical farming machinery. Located 1km South of Warracknabeal on the Henty Highway, this 16 hectare site is dedicated to the collection, restoration and display of agricultural machinery used over the past 100 years, with particular emphasis on the wheat industry. Many items in the Museum are in working condition.

Warracknabeal's annual Y-Fest Easter festival showcases a street parade, buskers, art show, vintage rally, golf tournament, horse races, water skiing demonstrations and much more. For additional information about Y-Fest go to www.yfest.com.au

The Fauna Park and Picnic Area located in Craig Ave was created and is maintained by the local Lions Club. This popular park is situated on a picturesque bend of the creek, surrounded by magnificent gums, providing free electric BBQ facilities, picnic tables, a children's adventure playground and a collection of native birds and animals including kangaroos and emus in a large natural compound adjacent to the creek.

 

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Sleep

  • Country Roads Motor Inn

    The Motor Inn features 14 rooms with queen, twin and family rooms available. Breakfast is obtainable daily and BBQ facilities, plunge pool, Austar including the sky racing channel are accessible.

  • Glenwillan Homestead

    Located on a 2500 acre grain and sheep property, Glenwillan is a 50 square, federation style homestead built in 1912 that can accommodate up to 12 persons.

  • Royal Mail Hotel

    The Hotel offers 7 rooms with shared facilities. Pub styled meals are available 7 days a week.

  • Warrack Motel

    Located on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek, the Motel provides 11 rooms including single, double, twin and family. Shared facilities include a BBQ, kitchen and laundry.

  • Warracknabeal Caravan Park

    Set on the banks of the picturesque Yarriambiack Creek, the park provides powered and non powered sites, en-suites, BBQ and laundry facilities. Shady gums secure the relaxing atmosphere that travelers love.

  • Werrigar Motel

    This humble Motel offers 10 rooms for visitors and meals are available from the adjoining newly built dine in service station.

Nourish

  • Cafe Peppercorn

    Open from 8.30 to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, Café Peppercorn provides a delicious range of cafe styled foods, eat in or take away.

  • Cafe Pharmacino

    Open from 7.30am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays, Cafe Pharmacino adjoins the Amcal Chemist in Warracknabeal. Sit in or takeaway, the cafe serves a delicious variety of hot and cold food and beverages and caters for private events and external functions.

  • Creekside Hotel

    Situated on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek, this award winning Hotel is open from 11.30am till late and features all day dining. Offering a beer garden and marquee, there are plenty of glorious creek views to take in while dining the day away.

  • Danny's Rusty Nail Restaurant

    The Rusty Nail offers a unique Australiana experience and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm for tea and Sunday 12-Noon to 3pm for lunch. Spend your time exploring the visual treats of this truly classic restaurant that some people have described as a museum.

  • Down Town Takeaway

    Downtown Takeaway is centrally in Scott Street. The Cafe offers a range of takeaway options including fish & chips, pizzas, souvlaki and burgers as well as a range of ice-cream, cold and hot drinks and sweet treats. Sit down or takeaway, the friendly team will serve you efficiently. Orders can be phoned ahead and cafe is open every day except Monday for lunch and tea.

  • Empress King Garden Chinese Restaurant

    Experience Chinese cuisine at its best at the Empress King Garden Chinese Restaurant. Open Tue 5pm to 9pm, Wed 12pm to 2pm - 5pm to 9pm, Thur 12pm to 2pm - 5pm to 9pm, Fri 12pm to 2pm - 5pm to 10pm, Sat 5pm to 10pm, Sun 12pm to 2pm - 5pm to 9pm

  • Jim’s Cafe & Takeaway

    Open 10am to 9pm daily, Jim’s Cafe provides a variety of takeaway foods.

  • Kebab and Pizza Station

    Serving a scrumptious range of kebabs, pides, dips, salads, hot and cold drinks and Turkish bread.

  • Royal Mail Hotel

    The Royal Mail Hotel offers counter meals daily for lunch and tea and can cater for large groups and events.

  • Warrack Hot Bread

    Open from 5.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday’s, Warrack Hot Bread bakes fresh pastries, cakes and breads to tantalise bakery loving tastebuds. Eat in or takeaway.

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  • Werrigar Roadhouse and Fuel

    The Werrigar Roadhouse provides a variety of hot and cold meal options, sit in or takeaway. Open Monday- Wednesday- 6.30am - 10.00pm, Thursday- Friday- 6.30am - 10.30pm, Saturday-7.00am- 10.30pm, Sunday- 7.00am-10.00pm

SERVICES

Bentley Fuel Service
Cnr Scott & Lyle Streets, Warracknabeal
(03) 5398 1122
Werrigar P/L
Mark Fischer & Richard Wilken
213 Henty Highway, Warracknabeal
(03) 5398 2144
Fishers Service Station
Brian Gunn
171 Scott Street, Warracknabeal
(03) 5394 1868

PLAY

Brought your Golf clubs? Warracknabeal has an 18 hole, sand belt course with first class greens and lush watered fairways. Carved from virgin bush about 60 years ago, the course is a delight for lovers of native flora and fauna. The club is fully licensed and a synthetic bowling green is an additional feature. The annual tournament week is usually the last week in August, when the course is at its best. Visitors are welcome all year round. (03) 5398 2035

Tennis is a very popular sport in the town and nine courts (two lit for night tennis) are provided at Anzac Park.

If swimming is your interest, Warracknabeal has a full size, solar heated Olympic Pool is situated in a lawn setting at Anzac Park and is open to the public from November to March each year.

The Bowling Club which incorporates men's and ladies clubs offer two synthetic greens as well as a croquet green. Bowls can be played all year round and visitors are most welcome. Annual Tournament is held around Australia Day.

The Turf Club holds a number of meetings each season at this excellent grass track. The first class facilities, strong betting ring and attractive surroundings, draw racegoers from all over the State.

The Leisure Complex located in Anderson Street is an excellent stadium providing indoor facilities for Squash, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball, Badminton, Bowls, Volleyball, Indoor Cricket, Karate, Aerobics, Gymnasium, and Circuit Work. It caters for groups and individuals of all ages.

EVENTS

Y-Fest
Held annually over the Easter weekend, Y-Fest incorporates the Easter Saturday Street Parade, a 3 Day Vintage Machinery Rally at Wheatlands Museum, Tractor Pull, 4 Day Golf Tournament, 3 day Art Show, Easter Saturday Race Meeting and Water Ski Spectacular.
For additional information about Y-Fest go to www.yfest.com.au

INFO

For more information visit the Warracknabeal Tourist Information Centre or the Yarriambiack Shire Council Website


 

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