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 Courthouse, Gaol, Post 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.
Hamilton Model Aero Club ANZAC Warbirds EventSaturday, 25 April 2020, Branxholme
The Hamilton Model Aero Club ANZAC Warbirds event will be held over two jam-packed family-friendly days in Western Victoria. Saturday sees flying displays from radio-controlled model airplanes focusi...
Sunday RacingSunday, 05 April 2020, Hamilton
Come along for a great afternoon of racing at the Hamilton Racing Club, with oncourse catering and bar facilities available. Parking is free, all abilities are welcome and we look forward to welcomi...
Let All Creation RiseSunday, 05 April 2020, Hamilton
Hamilton Singers, in association with The Merri Singers, Cantori and the Festival Orchestra present choral works composed by Ken Stott for an afternoon of sheer musical pleasure and enjoyment of harmo...
Hamilton Harness Race DayMonday, 13 April 2020, Hamilton
Enjoy a fantastic afternoon at the Hamilton Harness Racing Club. Meals and bar facilities available including EFTPOS. Plenty of undercover areas. A great family fun day out. Due to current advice on...
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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.