Pyramid Hill

Pyramid Hill, Ken Stepnell

Population 467

Pyramid Hill's namesake is an unusually shaped, 187-metre-high hill. The town, which is located in a wheat-growing district about 30 kilometres from the New South Wales border, was a source of inspiration to notable Australian author Katherine Susannah Pritchard, who based a character in her book Child of the Hurricane on a woman she met while staying in Pyramid Hill during World War I.

Visitor Information

Loddon Visitor Information Centre, Wedderburn Community Centre, 24 Wilson St, Wedderburn; (03) 5494 3489

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Nearby towns

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  • Kerang

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  • Barham

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In Town

Pyramid Hill A climb to the top of this eerily symmetrical hill reveals views of the surrounding irrigation and wheat district. There are abundant wildflowers in spring.

Historical Museum: features local story displays; open Sun afternoons or by appt; McKay St.


Terrick Terrick National Park The park is a large Murray pine forest reserve with granite outcrops, including Mitiamo Rock. There is a variety of good walking tracks, and the park is a key nesting area for the distinctive brolga. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963; access is via the Pyramid HillKow Swamp Rd; 20 km SE.

Mt Hope: named by explorer Major Mitchell, who 'hoped' he would be able to spot the sea from the mountain's peak. Now known for its wildflowers; 16 km NE.

Boort: nearby lakes provide a habitat for swans, ibis, pelicans and other waterbirds, and a place for watersports, fishing and picnics; 40 km W.

Campsites around town

Terrick Terrick camping area 17 km

This is the only place in the national park where you are allowed to camp. Nearby is a granite outcrop known as Mt Terrick Terrick, the summit of which affords some wonderful views – the walk up here is short but... Find out more

Lake Meran camping area 33 km

The only camping area in Leaghur State Park is at the southern end of Lake Meran, at the northern edge of the park. You get here by following the Chamberlain and Lake Meran tracks from the park entrance, and then turning... Find out more

Gunbower Island camping area (bush camping) 34 km

Only a few of the many bush-camping sites on Gunbower Island have any facilities – one to note is the toilet with disabled access near Twin Bridges. Canoeing and swimming in the (often cold) water of the Murray... Find out more

Perricoota State Forest camping areas 38 km

This forest is adjacent to Koondrook State Forest, accessible via Nineteen Mile Rd, Yarraman Access Rd or Belbins Rd from Perricoota Forest Rd.... Find out more

Koondrook State Forest camping areas 43 km

This is actually the western end of what’s known as Koondrook–Perricoota Forest: Perricoota Forest is on the eastern end of the NSW side of the forest. Koondrook Forest is accessed via Murray St from Barham.... Find out more

Middle Reedy Lake camping area 48 km

This is one of the 3 freshwater bodies that make up the Reedy Lakes system, which is in turn part of the renowned Kerang Lakes wetlands. Middle Reedy Lake is famous for its extensive ibis rookery, but it also attracts... Find out more

Guttrum camping area (bush camping) 51 km

Bush-camping sites are scattered throughout Guttrum State Forest, where campers while away the hours, and the days, by swimming, canoeing and fishing in the waters of the Murray River. From Koondrook, follow Cassidys La... Find out more

Rush Dam camping area 54 km

Like its neighbour Mulga Dam, Rush Dam is up near the northern boundary of the park. Closer to Bendigo, near the Shadbolt picnic area, you can check out some goldmining history at Old Tom Mine; if you’d like to do... Find out more

Lake Bael Bael camping areas 55 km

Lake Bael Bael is one of the largest of the 50 or so bodies of water that make up the Kerang Lakes, an internationally recognised wetland district. It’s fed by the Avoca River and, in turn, sustains a bewildering... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Ibis Caravan Park 37 km

This park is 3 km south of Kerang, with nice shady spots and a tennis court. It is an excellent overnight stop at a budget price. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies in all holidays.... Find out more

Echuca Holiday Park 57 km

This is a popular, quality riverside park just a short walk from Echuca’s historic port precinct on the Murray River. The spacious park has a range of accommodation and great facilities. With its excellent... Find out more

Lake Boga Caravan Park 79 km

Squeezed between the Murray Valley Highway and the shores of Lake Boga, this is ideal for an overnight stop or a restful few days; sailing, water-skiing and swimming are popular activities. The park has good basic... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Gunbower park area 26 km

At Gunbower

On the banks of the creek in the middle of town.

Cohuna park area 29 km

At Cohuna

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Kerang park area 40 km

At Kerang

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

Apex park area 46 km

36km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 8km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, among a few trees on the shores of a lake. 

Wharparilla Flora Reserve rest area 46 km

93km SE of Kerang (L) or 3km W of Echuca (R)

Large area just off the highway among some trees. 

Ibis Rookery park area 48 km

32km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 10km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, near the bird observatory.

Lake Charm rest area 58 km

22km SE of Lake Boga (R) or 20km NW of Kerang (L)

Just off the highway, on the shores of the lake.

Skinners Flat rest area 59 km

T/O 26km SE of Charlton (L) or 4km NW of Wedderburn (R)

Secluded area 1km (unsealed) north of the highway. Located in the scrub on the shores of the reservoir 200m past the picnic area.

Ryans Creek Rest Area 60 km

12 km SE Wedderburn (R) or 24 km NW of Bridgewater (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees. Good shade.

Wedderburn park area 60 km

At Wedderburn

Opposite the bowling club.

Bridgewater Park Area 63 km

North west side of town via Dunolly Road and Brewery Lane

Large area on the banks of the Loddon River. Good shade.

Aysons Reserve camping area 67 km

T/O 31km W of Stanhope (R) or 5km E of Elmore (L)

Among some large trees on the riverbank 3km north-east of the highway via Burnewang Rd.

Teddywaddy rest area 70 km

23km SE of Wycheproof (L) or 9km N of Charlton (R)

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.

Huntly rest area 71 km

At Huntly

Small area just off the highway among some large trees.

Melville Caves camping area 71 km

T/O at Logan

Surrounded by scrub 18km west of the highway via Wehla Rd in Kooyoora State Park.

Goornong park area 71 km

At Goornong

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Green Lake Recreation Reserve camping area 77 km

T/O 12km W of Stanhope (R) or 24km E of Elmore (L)

Among a few trees on the shores of the lake 2.5km (partly unsealed) north of the highway.

Bendigo North park area 78 km

At Bendigo

Adjacent to the highway near the lake on the north side of town.

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