The tranquil environment of these townships will leave you feeling relaxed and rested. Leave all your worries behind as you journey through the countryside and take in the beautiful landscape.
Balldale’s Owls Eye Museum is one thing you don’t want to pass by. Including vintage tractors, military vehicles and everything in between - this museum is a collectors dream.
During the winter months, you can enjoy a home game of AFL at one of the local football grounds. Get right amongst the action with a hot pie or sausage roll and watch the local rivals go head to head.
Don't miss the opportunity to photograph the Oaklands Orchid, which you'll find in the centre of town. Learn about the great work being undertaken by the Oaklands community and the Department of Environment to promote the continued survival of this highly endangered but beautiful native flower.
While in Oaklands, why not visit the Lions Club Vintage Machinery Club. You'll find many examples of farm machinery from days gone by and will marvel at the comparison with today's tools of the trade!
You'll fall in love with the vibrant and community focussed village of Morundah. A purpose built theatre is being built, the “Paradise Palladium Theatre” to host annual Opera performances along with other events. The success of the Opera event has seen it now held annually and attract people from all over the region and beyond. The theatre also hosts an annual ball, an annual market day and a biannual educational workshop for children.
Morundah is proud of its public art and is home to the iconic “Toolbox”. This horse sculpture was commissioned by the residents of Morundah to commemorate 100 years of both registered and bush picnic horse racing in the village. It was made by local artist Andrew Whitehead of Urana and forms part of the unique sculpture trail through the area.
The villages are the best place to get to know the locals. If you love nothing more than sitting down for a chat, the hotels at Daysdale, Rand, Morundah, Boree Creek and Oaklands have cold drinks, good food and even better company. You’re sure to find some local and visiting characters here who are bound to share a story or two!
Make the most of the accommodation options in our villages for a truly unique and special experience, from farm stay properties and B&B’s, to the local hotels. Enjoy comfort, quality food and excellent hospitality all in the one spot!
Whether you’re in the region for one day or one week, we guarantee you’ll be pleased you paid one of these rural gems a visit.