Other Local Attractions to Visit

  • Yarriambiack Silo Art Trail

    The Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. The trail stretches over 200 kilometres, linking Brim with neighbouring towns Lascelles, Patchewollock, Rosebery, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills.

    Providing an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the trail recognises and celebrates the region’s people through a series of large-scale mural portraits painted onto grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s.

  • Murtoa’s Big Weekend

    Come and experience Murtoa’s Big Weekend. For over 20 years, this annual festival has provided visitors with a stunning event loaded with attractions.

    This 3-day event is held annually on the first weekend of October… a Big Weekend not to be missed!

  • Murtoa Racing

    • 47 Racecourse Road, Murtoa VIC 3390
    • 0418 124 289
    • Opening Times
      • Monday 15 July 2019 (Murtoa Winter Race Meeting)
      • Saturday 5 October 2019 (QLS Logistics Murtoa Cup)

    Set within Wimmera’s wheat belt, soak up the Magic of the Murtoa Races with a day out that’s got it all! With two race meetings annually, the Murtoa/Marma Racing Club has something for everyone, maybe you’re looking for a day out at the races to celebrate your end of season football or netball trip? Maybe it’s your birthday? Or you’re organizing a bucks or hens party? Or perhaps you are in town for Murtoa’s Big Weekend? Whatever the reason, we have your race day covered.

  • Water Tower Museum & Concordia College

    • Comyn Street, Murtoa VIC 3390
    • 03 5385 2287
    • Opening Times
      • Sunday2:00pm - 5:00pm
      • or by appointment

    Within the circular walls of the 1886 Railways water tower are three floors of local historic items and artefacts, including the famous James Hill taxidermy collection of over 500 birds and other fauna.

    Concordia Cottage is the last remaining section of the original Lutheran Concordia College established in Murtoa in the 1890s. It holds local relevant historical material.

  • Lake Marma

    • Lake Street, Murtoa VIC 3390

    This delightful lake can only be described as a tranquil oasis with its abundant birdlife and lovely treed surrounds. Originally a small dammed natural swamp it became incorporated into the Wimmera Mallee water supply system over a century ago and was the source of Murtoa’s drinking water until recently, when it became piped to town.

    The Lake has always been a haven for wildlife, due to its safe location within Murtoa, and a 2km easy walk around the lake provides many varied scenes including its famous sunset and sunrise views, for which it is renowned.

  • Rabl Park

    • Lake Street, Murtoa VIC 3390

    Named after Murtoa’s most prominent doctor and long-resident family, the park has been largely developed by the now-defunct Apex Club over many years. The hard work of this group has seen a wasteland and swamp become a delightful area for public use to the immediate North Lake Marma. It has semi-permanent water in an irregular lake, stocked with fish. There are very attractive treed surrounds, jetties, bridges, a playground, BBQ and new toilet facilities with tourism information.

    The Park also features the re-located 1896 Murtoa Railway Station footbridge spanning the lake narrows and a well-used, large Skate Park for those inclined. There are made paths and plenty of space to enjoy.

  • Murtoa Mechanics Hall

    Anchored in the traditions of the Mechanics’ Institutes across Victoria our Hall has been a meeting place for dances, drama, cinema, politics and self-improvement for 100 years.

    For event bookings and information, email or phone 03 5385 2347.

  • Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Historic Engines Museum

    Located in the old Wimmera Inland Freezing Works buildings on the Eastern edge of Murtoa are some massive Ruston-Hornsby engines.
    They are of impressive size, up to twenty tonnes or more, and were originally installed to generate power and refrigeration for the Works in 1911. They are probably unique to be still sited on their original foundations to this day.

    Watching them run is a truly unforgettable experience and the Sumpoilers have set aside special days for viewing, when they also add a wonderful array of other engines, allied items and artefacts to the display from their own collections.

  • Murtoa Memorial Gates

    • Lake Street, Murtoa VIC 3390

    Erected in 1921 to remember World War 1 soldiers from the district. It is a rare example of it’s type in Victoria, believed to be one of only three memorial arches in Victoria, and forms a picturesque frame to the Lake Marma Reserve.

  • Historic Band Rotunda

    • Lake Marma Recreation Reserve, Lake/Breen Streets, Murtoa VIC 3390

    In 1907, the timber Band Rotunda was constructed on the Foreshore of Lake Marma. The Rotunda has commmorative plaques to Queen Victoria (died 1901), King Edward VII (died 1910) and Earl Kitchener (died 1916). The Rotunda has had some modifications over time, but the last series of renovations has strived to recreate its original form.

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