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Giant red gums whisper settler's secrets along the Wannon River at Cavendish.

The Settlers Walk follows the bank of the river and offers one of the most tranquil and least known about experiences in the region.

During the day wander along the Settlers Walk through the mottled light that filters through the eucalypt canopy and learn of the lives of the early settlers to the area and the folklore behind them. The bullock team that disappeared into one of the deep waterholes of the Wannon being one such story.

The lives of local legends are well punctuated by plaques along the walk while the newly restored settlers cottage offers another glimpse of the past as does the bluestone gaol nearby, built in 1860. Identifying some of the many species of native birds that inhabit the area is not difficult with many appearing along the water’s edge and flying through the trees overhead.

The large watercourse in front of you will be teaming with wildlife through the wetter months of the year and in the drier seasons, sheep and cattle graze the nearby pasture.

At night, campers can easily forget the rigours of modern life as the campfire flames flicker, their light giving a warm glow to the trunks of the majestic red gums that surround this tranquil area.

For campers looking to find their own piece of tranquillity this is it, complete with firewood cut and stacked for you by the eager-to-please locals.

EXPLORE OTHER TOWNS

> Balmoral

> Byaduk/Branxholme

> Coleraine

> Dunkeld

> Glenthompson

> Hamilton

> Penshurst

> Tarrington



 

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