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Playgrounds & Parks - Hamilton

Hamilton has over 10 playgrounds to choose from in the township. Whether it be a playground for the kids, a chance to have a break or a stop for lunch, there is ample opportunity. The parks in Hamilton are located in various areas from quiet to inner city parks, the choice is yours.

1800 807 056
Hamilton Township

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Volcanic Trail

A fascinating trek along the Volcanic trail provides insight into the turbulent geology of the Western District.

Penshurst is 20 minutes southe east of Hamilton, and is home of the extinct volcano Mount Rouse, which dominates the landscape. An easy climb to the Mt Rouse lookout provides panoramic views of the Grampians and the volcanic plains.

Travelling west, follow the lava trail for 30 minutes to Macarthur, and Mt Eccles National Park. Mt Eccles is 6120 hectares of parkland, featuring a lava tube cave, Lake Surprise, situated in the dormant crater, an interpretation centre, and a large koala colony. It’s not so much; can you spot the koala, but how many can you spot?

Travelling north, the Tumuli are a fascinating series of lava blisters and the only ones of their kind in southern Australia. At Harman’s lookout, closer to Byaduk, view a river of lava making its way toward you from Mount Napier, Victoria’s youngest volcano. The Byaduk Caves are Australia’s most accessible lava caves, several of which are open to the public. Walking tracks and viewing platforms make viewing the caves accessible to everyone.

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Waterfalls Drive

Just 20km west of Hamilton, lie two exceptional waterfalls, Nigretta and Wannon Falls.
The Wannon Falls, created by lava flow that surged upstream to the Wannon River, feature spectacular hardened basalt lava over which water cascades into a deep plunge pool below.
Nigretta Falls has excellent viewing areas, river walks, free barbeque facilities with redgum picnic tables, toilets, fishing areas and a jarrah timber stairway leading to the base of the falls.
You can continue along the Glenelg Highway to Coleraine, home to the Peter Francis Points Arboretum, historic railway station, classic cars and the famous Glenelg Fine Chocolates.

Driving Time - 1 Hour Return (Via Coleraine) 68km.

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Western Speedway

Hamilton’s Western Speedway is owned and operated by the Hamilton Speedway Drivers Inc, a ‘not for profit organisation’, whose aim is to provide a controlled environment for motorsport fans and competitors to enjoy the thrills and excitement of speedway racing.
The actual circuit itself has a clay based surface, and lends itself to spectacular action. The season includes programmed events for most of the main stream classes, as well as the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series, the Wingless Sprints State Title, the SRA Sprintcar series, the prestigious Oval Express F500 Series and the Junior Sedan Victorian Titles. Racing is conducted from around early December until late April, with 12 race meetings scheduled for the 2009-2010 season.

03 5571 9091
North Boundary Road / PO Box 499, Hamilton

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