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The entrance to Coleraine features a
monument to Adam Lindsay Gordon, who
raced horses and wrote the poem The
Fields of Coleraine.
There's always plenty to do in town,
with a skate park, children's park,
chocolate factory, hotels, cafes and a
Whether you're heading to South
Australia or exploring western Victoria,
you'll find Coleraine is one of the
region's best-kept secrets.
THIS town is home to the Volcanoes
Discovery Centre, the ideal starting
point for a tour of the Kanawinka
Geopark. Penshurst can be found
between two of Victoria's major tourist
destinations, the Great Ocean Road and
It is nestled at the foot of Mount
Rouse, an imposing dormant volcano,
first mapped by explorer Major Mitchell
in 1837, and breathtaking views can be
taken in from the summit.
Hikers can take the 50-minute round
trip to work up an appetite, while the
less energetic can take a leisurely
10-minute stroll from the car park.
There are great views of the
Grampians and on a clear day it is
possible to look southward to the coast.
The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is
in an historic bluestone building in the
centre of town.
AHIGHLIGHT of the Heywood
district is the National Heritage
Landscape of Budj Bim (Lake
The area is a large, shallow lake
formed at the edge of a lava flow. It
dates back thousands of years and shows
evidence of a large, settled Aboriginal
The Winda Mara Aboriginal
Corporation and Budj Bim Tours of
Heywood help organise tours to Lake
Condah to explore the remains of stone
huts and fish traps.
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