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Grampians businesses in the mix at Victorian Tourism Awards

Grampians tourism businesses have performed strongly at Victorian Tourism Awards. Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel won gold awards in Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services and Deluxe Accommodation categories. Other attractions also did well, with Parks Victoria winning gold for Specialised Tourism Services, Halls Gap’s Golton in the Gap won silver for New Tourism Business and Eerie […]

Horsham council sets Wartook Valley direction

Horsham Rural City Council will start work on a planning-scheme amendment for future land use and development of Wartook Valley. The amendment will follow recommendations of a Wartook Valley Strategy, which the council adopted last week. The strategy is the culmination of several years of work towards creating a document to reconcile differing opinions on […]

Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan Park wins recognition

Stawell Grampians Gate Caravan Park owners Marianne and Peter Braam have won recognition for their efforts in promoting Victorian Caravan Parks Association. Officials presented them with a president’s award at an association conference in Melbourne. The Bramms jumped in to provide support for a park association stand at Adelaide’s Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Show […]

Wimmera reaps benefits of recreation, environmental water

Lewy Watt wake boards at a Malibu demonstration day at Green Lake. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Research results have added weight to beliefs that recreation and environmental water pumps millions of dollars into the Wimmera and southern Mallee economy every year.

Australian Junior Motocross Championship a coup for the Wimmera

An Australian Junior Motocross Championship event at Dooen starting this weekend rates as one of the largest participation elite motorcycle events in Australia.

Another world event for Horsham as city secures gliding championships leg

The vast Wimmera plains north of Horsham are set to again slip into the international spotlight with confirmation Horsham Flying Club will again present a leg of world gliding championships. The Ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series, sprint titles involving some of the best pilots and machines from around the globe, will be in […]

Film and fireworks at Murtoa’s Big Weekend

Organisers of Murtoa’s Big Weekend next month are hosting a free Family Fun and Film Night in celebration of 21 years of the community event. After a full day of activities at the 133rd Murtoa Show on October 6, patrons and families will have an opportunity to get involved in the family entertainment on offer […]

Plaudits for new Halls Gap bus service

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has praised a community campaign to secure a new bus service in Halls Gap Valley. The new Halls Gap Valley Route service, which started on Sunday, will involve buses operating along Grampians Road between Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park bus stop and Brambuk bus stop. The service will run three […]

Water to flow to Toolondo Reservoir

The spring and summer recreational prospects of Toolondo Reservoir south of Horsham are primed for a major boost with extra water to flow into the lake from today.

Wimmera Four Wheel Drive Club celebrates 40th anniversary

One hundred past and present members gathered at Zumsteins to celebrate Wimmera Four Wheel Drive Club’s 40th anniversary. Festivities occurred in a bush setting at the Cooinda Burrong Scout Camp. A variety of accommodation types were used – dormitory style for some, tents, swags and slide-ons, with caravans becoming increasingly popular with the older members. […]


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