Since turning 18, guest traveller Paul Yole has been travelling the world, photographing his adventures and chasing storms. Any chance he gets, you can find him in an aircraft, whether flying himself or commercial. His favourite destination to date is the Hawaiian Islands, which he hopes to return to soon. In the meantime, he’s exploring Victoria and this week takes us to Horsham.
Located in the West of the state, the Wimmera River runs through the middle of Horsham, approximately 3 hours drive from Melbourne. The river has some great fishing, water activities (boating, kayaking) as well as numerous walking tracks and activities for children of all ages..
One of the main features of the Wimmera River in Horsham is the newly built Anzac Bridge. Opened in 2017, it has provided a much needed crossing route from the South of the river to the North and the towns CBD. Nearby locations are Adventure Island with lots of equipment for kids to play on, as well as toilet facilities and the nearby Botanical Gardens.
Accommodation along the river is to be had at the Horsham Riverside Caravan Park with entry via Firebrace Street. With a mix of cabins and powered/unpowered sites, and extremely reasonable prices, the Park is right next door to the Botanical gardens and a short walk into the centre of Horsham.
The beauty and peacefulness of the river is a must stay for anyone getting out to the country. And with other attractions in the region (The Grampians, Murtoa Stick Shed), there is no better time than to visit Horsham