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.
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.
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.