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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Branxholme Cemetery

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HG:60 - Hamilton Gallery 60th Anniversary Exhibition

Sunday, 24 October 2021,  Hamilton

Welcome to HG:60 - Celebrating 60 Years of the Hamilton Gallery. Unearth some of the most significant objects from the gallery's over 9,000 collection, specially curated into one free exhibition that...

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Hamilton parkrun

Saturday, 30 October 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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Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market

Saturday, 30 October 2021,  Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers' and Craft Market showcases local produce and local designers on 11 acres of beautiful grounds. Enjoy a sausage sizzle or even the pizza oven may be fired up, barista coffee whil...

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Hamilton Virtual Fun Run - WDHS Fundraiser

Saturday, 06 November 2021,  Hamilton

The Hamilton Fun Run is going virtual in 2021. This year, for the first time you can also choose to run, walk or ride. To join in the fun - follow the steps below to register, select your distance an...

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