Discover Branxholme

Meander through yesteryear.

A fascinating evolution of the volcanic landscape takes place every day in Branxholme, making it a perfect town to take a breather, slow down and feel free.

 

Nestled on Australia’s extensive volcano region, known as the Kanawinka, Branxholme sits at the crossing of Arrandoovong Creek on the Portland railway line.

 Visitors are rewarded with a short stopover in Branxholme, The Heritage Park contains a timeline of the town and a pioneer’s wall with plaques commemorating early settler families of the region. The wall itself is a fascinating collection of basalt blocks carefully collected from the original homesteads in the district. An avenue of honour lines the park commemorating those who served in WW1.

A must do is a visit to the Branxholme Hotel, which was built in the 1870s to accommodate the rail passengers coming through town. The bar itself is decorated with authentic sharing memorabilia and warm welcoming smiles.  Oh, and the annual Rodeo is an event to mark in your calendar – and a great celebration that’s as unique as Branxholme. 

You will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of life, and have time to actually stop and smell the roses in gorgeous Branxholme.

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Hamilton parkrun

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  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 kilometer timed run, jog ...

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Peaks and Trails Run

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  Dunkeld

Peaks and Trails is a challenging trail running event, starting and finishing in the heart of picturesque Dunkeld. The weekend offers something for all levels of trail enthusiast with six distance op...

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Coleraine Art and Photography Show

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  Coleraine

The Coleraine Art and Photography Show is an annual event and is considered to be one of Coleraine's premier events. It is aimed to attract entry level artists and photographers as well as catering f...

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Hamilton Country Music Club Day

Sunday, 08 August 2021,  Hamilton

Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly family-friendly afternoon, held on the second Sunday of the month by the Hamilton Country Music Club. Barbeque lunch an...

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