Outback Towns

Horsham

Horsham is the largest city in the Wimmera wheat growing and sheep grazing district in western Victoria, located on the main highway linking Melbourne and Adelaide and situated roughly half-way between Stawell and Nhill.

About Horsham

HORSHAM – CENTRE FOR THE WIMMERA

Horsham, a town of 13,000 people, sits at the junction of three major highways in the Wimmera Region of north-west Victoria, Australia, on the main highway linking Melbourne and Adelaide and on the edge of the famous Grampians National Park. It is the major retail, business and service centre for the Wimmera.

Horsham Attractions

The city includes an art gallery, botanical gardens and several attractive parks along the river. Weir Park, at the western end of town is a popular spot, named after the weir which spans the Wimmera River at this point and it also features a boat ramp.

The art gallery is housed in an elegant Art Deco building and features a large collection of Australian art and photography, colonial to contemporary.

Picnic in the cool shaded botanic gardens designed by Sir William Guilfoyle, the curator of Melbourne’s royal botanic gardens.

Surrounding Horsham are vast wheat fields, pastoral land, and colourful fields of wildflowers. To the south-east, along the Western Highway, are the Wimmera Lakeswhich form part of the Wimmera-Mallee irrigation system. Green Lake offers a swimming beach and boat ramp, but is not always full of water.

Horsham is a handy base to explore the region's nearby natural attractions which include the Grampians National Park, the Little Desert National Park, and Mount Arapiles which is located under 40 kilometres west of Horsham and past the community of Natimuk and is widely regarded as the top rock climbing area in Australia.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs