As only one of three towns in Australia with a ‘street running’ train line Wycheproof is a unique place to visit. The main street, Broadway, is shared by pedestrians, vehicles and trains. In season trains can run twice a day. Wycheproof is home to the world’s smallest registered mountain Mt Wycheproof which soars 43m above the surrounding plain. With quintessential country hospitality, Wycheproof can cater for a short stop over or extended visit. You may just like it that much you’ll stay forever.
Heritage architecture, agricultural history and our natural environment are features within Wycheproof Township. Further afield take a picnic to the Glenloth district on the Avoca River a haven for bird watching, or south of Wycheproof to Wooroonook Lake.
Mount Wycheproof Reserve and lookout, includes a flora park and superb views of the district. Mt Wycheproof has distinctive flora and interesting rock formations. To get to the summit from Broadway turn into O’Connor Street then turn right into High Street and take the first left into Mount Street, a side road will lead to the lookout with superb views of the surrounding plains.
Walk or cycle around the Wycheproof walking track and look out for the Wycheproof Saleyards, (housing the largest store sheep sales centre in rural Victoria) and historic markers on the east and northern sides of the mount.
Willandra Farm Museum, is located at the southern end of Broadway, and is home to a collection of antique farm machinery and local memorabilia. Willandra features a slab hut, the old Ninyeunook Post Office, and single room school buildings from the local district. It is open weekends by prior arrangement. Telephone (03) 5493 7227
Centenary Park is a shady place to stop, rest and enjoy a picnic. The park has many attractions including bird aviaries, two log cabins (one displays historical furniture) and a chock-and-log fence. Its excellent amenities include barbecue and toilet facilities and a playground.
For those interested in heritage, there are several significant buildings in Broadway including the town’s Post Office circa 1889 located at Broadway and O’Connor, and the Old Courthouse circa1889 in High Street. The Buloke Shire offices and hall built in 1937are excellent examples of Art Deco architecture.
Wycheproof Mens Shed welcomes visitors each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
26 km North of Wycheproof is the town of Nullawil. Nullawil is more famously known as home of The Iron Man by locals and travelers alike. This great structure represents the art of sculpture at its finest hour and is easily found in O’Brien park on the Calder Highway. Nullawil also is home to Auchmore an historic homestead on the outskirts of town housing all the necessities used by the early pioneers of the district. Auchmore proudly preserves this history of Nullawil and district for future generations to enjoy.
Wycheproof’s Great Grain Festival and Music on the Mount, a harvest festival held in February every even year.
Annual Agricultural Show held mid-October.
Mt Wycheproof Cup –Derby Day in the Country a quintessential country thoroughbred race meeting on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup. Mt Wycheproof Cup is in the RACV top 50 things to do in Victoria.