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.

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Hamilton Model Aero Club ANZAC Warbirds Event

Saturday, 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...

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Australia Day - Southern Grampians Shire

Sunday, 26 January 2020,  Hamilton

Join the community at the Southern Grampians Shire Council's official Australia Day Celebrations, in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens from 10:30am. This free community event includes flag-raising, musica...

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100 Steps in Situ

Monday, 27 January 2020,  Balmoral

Twenty years ago Australian artist, Virginia Ryan, made her home in Trevi, central Italy. Her first community project was to involve 100 townspeople in a 'group portrait’ through contributions of wo...

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Hamilton Parkrun

Saturday, 01 February 2020,  Hamilton

Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly five kilometre timed run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton for people of all abilities. It is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog ...

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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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