Edenhope

Edenhope, Tourism Victoria

Population 787

Just 30 kilometres from the South Australian border, Edenhope is set on the shores of Lake Wallace, a haven for waterbirds. The town is renowned as the site where, in 1868, Australia's first all-Aboriginal cricket team trained – their coach was T. W. Wills, who went on to establish Australian Rules football. A cairn in Lake Street honours the achievements of this early cricket team.

Visitor Information

96 Elizabeth St; (03) 5585 1509

www.westwimmera.vic.gov.au

Nearby national parks

  • Mount Eccles National Park

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  • Coorong National Park

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Nearby towns

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  • Naracoorte

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  • Penola

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In Town

Edenhope Antiques: offers an extensive variety of antique wares; Elizabeth St.

Bennetts Bakery: Elizabeth St.

Lake Wallace: walking tracks and birdwatching hides; Wimmera Hwy.

Nearby

Harrow One of Victoria's oldest inland towns, Harrow has many historic buildings in Main St, including the Hermitage Hotel, the police station and an early log gaol. The Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre, a celebration of the first Australian Aboriginal cricketer to travel overseas, is also located in town. Kelly's Garage and Transport Museum in Main St is popular with car enthusiasts, and the National Bush Billycart Championship is held here in Mar. 32 km SE.

Dergholm State Park: 26 km S; see Casterton.

Naracoorte Caves National Park: World Heritage site of fabulous caves with extensive fossil history to explore; around 50 km W over SA border.

Fishing: redfin, trout and yabbies in many lakes and swamps nearby. Availability depends on water levels; contact visitor centre for locations.

Fishing spots near town

Konong Wootong Reservoir 60 km

Coleraine in the Western District is in the heart of prime wool- growing country. The small town is famous for its chocolate factory, but less well known is the trout fishery in the picturesque 60 ha impoundment just out... Find out more


Dimboola 91 km

At first sight the Wimmera River didn’t look special. Barely flowing, it consisted of sandbars and fallen trees interspersed with shallows and a few deeper holes below the timber. I was fishing with local anglers... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Little Desert National Park 57 km

This park contains one-fifth of all flowering plant species in Victoria. The elusive mallee fowl and rare scrub robin live amid the 600 kilometres of tracks that go out to remote sections of the park near the South... Find out more


Campsites around town

Edenhope Lakeside Tourist Park

Right in the middle of the small township of Edenhope is Lake Wallace, on the southern shore of which you’ll find a tourist park with shady campsites as well as on-site cabins and vans. When it has enough water,... Find out more


Lake Charlegrark Holiday Cottages and Caravan Park 29 km

Among the activities hosted at Lake Charlegrark are fishing, swimming and boating. Campsite availability is generally not an issue here, a major exception being in late Feb when a popular, long-running country music... Find out more


Baileys Rocks camping area 30 km

Baileys Rocks, in the Bogalara block of Dergholm State Park, are so-called for the ancient granite tors found here. Aside from ogling the impressive stonework, you can also follow the Rocky Creek walking track, which... Find out more


Naracoorte Caves Caravan Park 44 km

This fully equipped park with plenty of accommodation options, including extensive tent sites, is on Caves Rd, 14 km south of Naracoorte. Laundry facilities are available.... Find out more


Fulham Streamside Reserve camping area 51 km

A 4WD vehicle is needed to reach this camping area. The access road is signposted off the Natimuk–Hamilton Rd, just south of Kanagulk. There are no facilities to speak of, but the campground’s pleasant... Find out more


Hacks Peninsula camping area 51 km

Signposted access to this camping area is 27 km south of Naracoorte via Bool Lagoon Rd. Lagoon water levels vary seasonally. There is a self-registration station for permits; gas/fuel stoves only.... Find out more


Bush camping 53 km

Bush camping is allowed in the central and western blocks of the national park. You’ll need a 4WD to tackle the terrain away from the established campgrounds and picnic areas. Consult the park ranger about... Find out more


Toolondo Caravan Park 57 km

The Toolondo Reservoir is due west of Grampians National Park, on the other side of the Henty Hwy. On its south-eastern bank is a caravan park with an earthen boat ramp. There can be excellent fly fishing here, depending... Find out more


Centenary Park camping area 58 km

The only camping site at Mt Arapiles, Centenary Park is accessed via Centenary Park Rd off the Wimmera Hwy – the spacious campground is about 2 km from the turn-off. Some sites require you to carry your gear in... Find out more


Big Heath camping area (bush camping) 64 km

Located 35 km south-west of Naracoorte via Bool Lagoon Rd, there are no marked tracks or campsites here. Details and permits are available from Parks SA Naracoorte.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Kaniva Caravan Park 73 km

This is a budget-priced, council-owned caravan park with no full-time attendee. Take a site and the caretaker will call by. The park, with basic facilities and nice grassy sites, is situated next door to the town pool.... Find out more


Nhill Caravan Park 83 km

This is a convenient park on the Western Highway, on the western outskirts of Nhill. It has good basic amenities and is conveniently located midway between Melbourne and Adelaide.... Find out more


Horsham Caravan Park 88 km

Located on the banks of the Wimmera River, close to the town centre, this good quality park is council owned but operated by the YMCA. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies.... Find out more


Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort 88 km

This is a spacious park on the fringe of Horsham, 4 km south-east of town on the Western Highway. It has a range of facilities including a tennis court and spa. It is a good base for exploring the local area. Bookings... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Little Desert Nature Lodge, Nhill 73 km

Set on 117 hectares of bushland beside Little Desert National Park, the lodge has 24 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, or 16 bunkrooms with shared facilities. By staying here, you are helping support projects such as the... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Father Woods rest area 44 km

31km S of Naracoorte (L) or 20km N of Penola (R)

Just off the road near several unique wood carvings.


Struan rest area 45 km

18km S of Naracoorte (L) or 33km N of Penola (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Black Cockatoo Bush camping area 46 km

T/O at Naracoorte

Large campground in a natural bush setting 14km (partly unsealed) north-east of Naracoorte via Cadgee and Chapples rds. Some powered sites and other accommodation available.


Coonawarra rest area 48 km

38km S of Naracoorte (R) or 13km N of Penola (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Bool Lagoon camping area 52 km

T/O 18km S of Naracoorte (R) or 33km N of Penola (L)

At the lagoon 7km west of the highway.


Greenrise Lake park area 57 km

3km S of Penola (R) or 48km N of Mt Gambier (L)

Just off the highway on the shores of the (usually dry) lake.


Casterton park area 61 km

At Casterton

Under shady trees on the eastern bank of the Glenelg River.


Penola South rest area 64 km

12km S of Penola (R) or 39km N of Mt Gambier (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees. 


Morambro Creek rest area 68 km

83km S of Keith (L) or 25km N of Naracoorte (R)

Under shady trees at the junction with Bordertown Rd.


Forestry Info rest area 68 km

16km S of Penola (L) or 35km N of Mt Gambier (R)

Just off the highway on the edge of a forest.


Camerons Reserve rest area 74 km

26km E of Kaniva (R) or 14km W of Nhill (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Hynes Reservoir camping area 75 km

T/O 41km N of Cavendish (L) or 64km S of Horsham (R)

Near the reservoir 9km west of the highway via Hynes Rd.


Kiata camping area 79 km

T/O at Kiata

Large open area 12km (partly unsealed) south of the highway in a pleasant bush setting in Little Desert National Park.


Cherrypool rest area 80 km

55km N of Cavendish (R) or 50km S of Horsham (L)

Just off the highway on the banks of a river. 


South Australian Border rest area 82 km

18km E of Bordertown (R) or 25km W of Kaniva (L)

Just off the highway among trees at the state border.


Wannon Falls camping area 86 km

T/O 17km E of Coleraine (L) or 18km NW of Hamilton (R)

Large grassed area 9km north of the highway at the falls lookout.


Cavendish camping area 86 km

At Cavendish

Adjacent to the recreation area on the north side of town.


Padthaway park area 86 km

At Padthaway

Located on the south side of town via the service road.


Ackle Bend camping area 88 km

T/O at Dimboola

On the banks of the Wimmera River 7km (partly unsealed) south of the highway via Wimmera St and Horseshoe Bend Rd in Little Desert National Park.


Native Waterhole rest area 88 km

16km E of Nhill (R) or 22km W of Dimboola (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Nigretta Falls park area 88 km

T/O 17km E of Coleraine (L) or 18km NW of Hamilton (R)

Large grassed area 9km north of the highway at the falls lookout.


Horseshoe Bend camping area 89 km

T/O at Dimboola

On the banks of the Wimmera River 7km (partly unsealed) south of the highway via Wimmera St and Horseshoe Bend Rd in Little Desert National Park.


Burnt Creek rest area 90 km

7km SE of Horsham (L) or 60km NW of Stawell (R)

Just off the highway among a few large trees.


Buandik camping area 90 km

T/O 38km N of Cavendish (L) or 67km S of Horsham (R)

Secluded bush setting 9km (unsealed) east of the highway in Grampians National Park.


Wimmera River rest area 92 km

32km E of Nhill (L) or 6km W of Dimboola (R)

Just off the highway near the river.


Wail rest area 93 km

10km SE of Dimboola (L) or 26km NW of Horsham (R)

Just off the highway among some trees near the railway overpass.


Lake Green rest area 93 km

12km SE of Horsham (R) or 55km NW of Stawell (L)

Adjacent to the highway and overlooking Lake Green.


What's on around town

Henley-on-Lake Wallace Festival: with market and family entertainment; Feb.

Races: Mar long weekend.

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