Discover Balmoral

Naturally Fun. Friendly. Instagrammable. Unexpectedly Beautiful.

Rocklands Reservoir, wild flowers galore, river walks that feel worlds away from your everyday… and yes, THAT mural.  Balmoral is exceptionally welcoming, rural and charming.

 

Balmoral is an historic pastoral township nestled amongst rolling hills on the Glenelg River. Home to the naturally spectacular Rocklands Reservoir and Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk, dotted with magnificent red gums – it’s natural treasures are not to be missed as you explore this exceptional part of the Greater Hamilton region.

In the historically-charming main street you will find the bold, contemporary and rather dramatic Balmoral Mural. The creators of this colourful masterpiece were internationally acclaimed artists, Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich. The side of the community store was their canvas and the result is an unforgettable, colourful piece of art that reflects the vibrant birdlife and wild flowers of Balmoral. It’s a must see and totally insta-worthy.

Getting back to nature is easy in Balmoral. Spoilt for choice, the Rocklands Reservoir on the Glenelg River is littered with picturesque spots and tracks around the foreshore, making it the ideal destination for camping, fishing and water sports.  Alternatively, the nearby Black Range State Park will take your breath away, with masses of wildflowers, orchids, aboriginal rock art, dramatic bluffs and endless views.  You will be forced to slow your pace and take your time, in this limitless space.

The Old CourthouseGaolPost Office and churches evoke the history of early settlement in eras gone by, but Balmoral truly comes alive with their events. Annual celebrations include the Balmoral Agricultural Show, the Easter Saturday street market, and the Show n Shine Vintage Car Meet. This, coupled with Chameleon Arts Collective’s pop-up events make Balmoral the place to be.

Balmoral has something for everyone; history, the arts, camping, water sports, farm stays, family getaways – and a warm welcome, always.

Inspired By Balmoral

Red Gum Walk

Red Gum Walk

Located along the Rocklands Road on the eastern side of town is the Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk also known as the Balmoral Red Gum Walk. A short walk from the town centre, head out Rocklands Road and take the dirt track just before the 80km sign or park at...

100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

There is so much choice when it comes to things to do in Greater Hamilton.  The region is abundant in artistry, flooded with fishing prospects, teeming with treks, humming with history, loaded with lush produce and so much more. With so much choice, where do you...

Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Situated 13kms east of Balmoral is Rocklands Reservoir; the largest water reservoir in Victoria.  Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a whopping 67.5 square kilometres, stretching across a spectacular landscape and generating a region ripe with exceptional...

The Story Behind The Balmoral Mural

The Story Behind The Balmoral Mural

In February 2013, artists Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich were commissioned by the Chameleon Arts Collective of Balmoral to transform a bare and drab wall located in Glendinning Street, Balmoral into an artistic representation and celebration of the town. What...

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Red Gum Walk

Red Gum Walk

Located along the Rocklands Road on the eastern side of town is the Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk also known as the Balmoral Red Gum Walk. A short walk from the town centre, head out Rocklands Road and take the dirt track just before the 80km sign or park at...

Glenelg River Rosemary

Glenelg River Rosemary

Located just out of Balmoral, Glenelg River Herbs is a specialist field grower of fresh and dried herbs including Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Oregano, and Bay leaves. With an excess of 150,000 rosemary bushes, it is Australia’s largest grower of fresh culinary Rosemary...

Black Range State Park

Black Range State Park

The Black Range State Park is a 40 minute drive North of Balmoral and is a relatively quiet and remote State Park joining up with Rocklands Reservoir at its south-east side. Discover the sandstone cliffs and indulge in a range of recreational activities that the area...

Western Hotel

Western Hotel

The Western Hotel, Balmoral is a traditional country pub offering the essentials of good beer and food in a friendly family atmosphere. They also stock a good range of wines and serve espresso coffee. The dining room comfortably seats fifty people, making it ideal for...

Rocklands Reservoir

Rocklands Reservoir

The Rocklands Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Victoria, known for its various tourist activities and attractions and wonderful views of the Grampians National Park. Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a major attraction just 15 minutes from...

Balmoral Mural

Balmoral Mural

Located in the historically-charming main street of the delightful town of Balmoral, you will find the bold and contemporary ‘Balmoral Mural’. An example of abstract expressionism, the critically-acclaimed artwork by Melbourne’s Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich...

Balmoral Golf Club

Balmoral Golf Club

Balmoral is home to a picturesque 18-hole golf course located four kilometres from town on the Rocklands Road. The course has a well-maintained layout with excellent fairways and bunkers. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy some challenging golfing at this course,...

What’s On

Hamilton parkrun

Saturday, 05 September 2020,  Hamilton

This event is cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Please check directly with the event organiser for current event details. Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly five kilometre timed run, wa...

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History in Action at the Hamilton Pastoral Museum

Saturday, 10 October 2020,  Hamilton

Rediscover the wonders of the past the Hamilton Pastoral Museum's weekend of History in Action, featuring grass cutting apparatus for lawn and field. Walk the period streetscape, investigate the dis...

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3 Peaks Festival

Saturday, 31 October 2020,  Dunkeld

3 Peaks Festival is an outdoor market in Dunkeld showcasing unique local crafts, gourmet food, boutique beer, local wine, live music and great kids activities. This popular festival is the perfect fa...

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Anglican Parish Church of Hamilton Annual Fete

Saturday, 07 November 2020,  Hamilton

Annual book fair fundraiser also including stalls laden with plants and garden treasures, foods including cakes, slices and Christmas Puddings, children's activities, a scrumptious morning tea, music,...

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Local Love

After years of visiting friends, Claire fell in love with Balmoral.

She fell in love with the town’s slow pace, natural environment, the community – even just the beautiful sounds of the birds heard daily.   So it wasn’t a surprise when she left the corporate world of inner city Sydney and made the tree change to quaint Balmoral – to become the owner of the Balmoral Post Office.

The heritage building housing the post office, has been in operation since the 1860s serving local residents, farmers, local businesses, passing trades and visitors to the region – it’s a place you’re always welcomed with a smile.

Along with general Australia Post services, the post office is also home to a beautiful collection of hand selected gifts, books and goods.

A visit to Balmoral must include a visit to THAT mural (don’t forget to Instagram it) and a short browse in the Balmoral Post Office.

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