Murtoa

Population 792

Nearby national parks

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    In the state’s arid north-west, Wyperfeld is a vast park of open plains and spreading mallee eucalypts. The usually bone-dry bed of...more

  • Mount Eccles National Park

    Mount Eccles National Park is Victoria’s first co-managed national park, being managed by the traditional owners,...more

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    In Brisbane Ranges National Park low mountains are dissected by rugged gorges and hidden gullies with basalt grasslands and woodlands. An...more

Fishing spots near town

Dimboola 42 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


Lake Wartook 51 km

Drought and changes to irrigation have left dry many of Victoria’s former favourite fishing lakes. Drive through the cropping plains of the Wimmera and you come across once-famous lakes, including Toolondo,... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Indigenous tours, Grampians National Park 60 km

Brambuk, the Grampians National Park and Cultural Centre, houses an Aboriginal cultural centre explaining much of the history and stories associated with the area. There is also a bushfoods cafe, where you can try emu,... Find out more


Grampians National Park 72 km

There are many, many reasons to go to this remarkable 1680-square-kilometre national park: its spectacular spring wildflowers, its dramatic cliffs and sandstone features, its bushwalking, the stunning views from its... Find out more


Little Desert National Park 82 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

Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort 26 km

The Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort is out on the Western Hwy about 4 km south-east of Horsham. While the comfort and amenities offered by the park are already reasons to stay, the best rationale is that the spectacular... Find out more


Stapylton camping area 34 km

This large campground has a mixture of sheltered and open sites, and is situated in the far north of the national park. You can take a short, self-guided walk to Ngamadjidj Shelter, a one-time Aboriginal campsite where... Find out more


Ackle Bend camping area 42 km

Ackle Bend is on the Wimmera River in the eastern block of Little River National Park, just south of Horseshoe Bend. The walk north along the river yields some great views. Other leisurely pursuits available here include... Find out more


Horseshoe Bend camping area 42 km

Horseshoe Bend is on the eastern boundary of Little Desert National Park, on the Wimmera River opposite Wail State Forest. North of here is the Pomponderoo Hill Nature Walk, which takes in a scenic lookout and some of... Find out more


Troopers Creek camping area 44 km

The forested campground at Troopers Creek can be used as a base camp by those who want to rest up before tackling the precipitous but highly recommended climb up Mt Difficult. If you’d prefer something less... Find out more


Lake Lonsdale camping area 46 km

Signposted on the Western Hwy about 4 km north of Stawell, just before Deep Lead, is the turn-off to Sandbar Rd. This road winds its way along the northern edge of compact Lake Lonsdale, providing access to a number of... Find out more


Natimuk Lake Caravan Park 48 km

Travel 4 km north of the township of Natimuk to its namesake lake, reached via Lake Rd from the Wimmera Hwy. The caravan park sits at its southern tip. When the lake isn’t dry it attracts attention from fishing... Find out more


Plantation camping area 49 km

The Plantation area is the Grampians’ biggest campground, providing around 30 sites in a pine forest at the northern edge of the national park (technically, just outside of it), at the foot of the Mt Difficult... Find out more


Smith Mill camping area 54 km

This pine tree-fringed old mill site is just south of Wartook Reservoir. It has over 2 dozen campsites but not much allowance has been made for compact vans and camper trailers. East of here is the Boroka Lookout, which... Find out more


Centenary Park camping area 57 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


Caravan parks around town

Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort 26 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


Horsham Caravan Park 26 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


Big4 Grampians Parkgate Resort 57 km

This is a very good quality tourist park less than 1.5 km from Halls Gap. With great recreational facilities including a tennis court, this is a popular holiday destination and a great base from which to explore the... Find out more


Halls Gap Caravan and Tourist Park 58 km

We find this large park ideal for a holiday at any time of the year and regularly stay here. Located in the centre of town, it is within easy reach of most of the area’s attractions and makes a good base for... Find out more


Lake Fyans Holiday Park 60 km

This is a spacious waterfront park on the shores of Lake Fyans, a popular watersports area to the south-west of Stawell. The park has a cafe and canoes for hire. It is just a short drive to nearby Halls Gap and is an... Find out more


Nhill Caravan Park 80 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


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Grampians Eco YHA 57 km

At this eco-hostel you sleep under roof tiles that are actually solar panels. Any extra power generated is fed back to the electricity grid. The passive solar building, featuring rammed earth walls, also has solar... Find out more


Little Desert Nature Lodge, Nhill 74 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

Lake Green rest area 24 km

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

Adjacent to the highway and overlooking Lake Green.


Burnt Creek rest area 25 km

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

Just off the highway among a few large trees.


Stapylton camping area 35 km

T/O to Halls Gap

Large area in Grampians National Park. Located 48km (partly unsealed) north-west of Halls Gap via Northern Grampians and Olive Plantation rds.


Wail rest area 35 km

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

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


Horseshoe Bend camping area 41 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.


Ackle Bend camping area 42 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.


Troopers Creek camping area 44 km

T/O to Halls Gap

Small area 42km (partly unsealed) north-west of Halls Gap via Northern Grampians  and Roses Gap rds.


Canadian Gully Bushland Reserve rest area 48 km

57km SE of Horsham (L) or 10km NW of Stawell (R)

Just off the highway under some large trees on the edge of a lagoon.


Wimmera River rest area 49 km

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

Just off the highway near the river.


Plantation camping area 49 km

T/O to Halls Gap

Large area in a natural bush setting in Grampians National Park. Located 10km (unsealed) north of Halls Gap via Mt Zero Rd.


Donald park area 54 km

At Donald       

Adjacent to the highway on the banks of the Richardson River.


Smith Mill camping area 54 km

T/O to Halls Gap

In a natural bush setting in Grampians National Park. Located 18km north-west of Halls Gap via Nothern Grampians (Mt Victory), Lake Wartook and Old Mill rds.


Cherrypool rest area 60 km

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

Just off the highway on the banks of a river. 


Brim camping area 61 km

At Brim

On the shores of a lake 1km off the highway via the main street of Brim.


Lake Watchem camping area 63 km

T/O 20km S of Birchip (R) or 34km N of Donald (L)

On the edge of the lake 1km west of Watchem. 


Kiata camping area 63 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.


Native Waterhole rest area 64 km

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

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Great Western rest area 67 km

At Great Western

Just off the highway among a few trees. On the north side of town.


Borough Huts camping area 67 km

T/O at Stawell to Halls Gap

Small area in Grampians National Park located 11km south of Halls Gap via Grampians Rd. Good facilities and shade in a natural bush setting. 


Buandik camping area 72 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.


Hynes Reservoir camping area 74 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.


Teddington Reservoir camping area 75 km

T/O at Stuart Mill

Secluded in the forest 6km (partly unsealed) south-west of Stuart Mill via Teddington Rd.


Wooroonook Lake camping area 77 km

T/O at Charlton

On the shores of the lake 14km west of Charlton via Borung Hwy.  


Stuart Mill South rest area 80 km

28km S of St Arnaud (R) or 34km N of Avoca (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Birchip park area 81 km

At Birchip

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


Greenhill Lake camping area 88 km

4km E of Ararat (L) or 40km W of Beaufort (R)

Well off the highway on the shores of the lake.


Camerons Reserve rest area 90 km

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

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Wycheproof park area 91 km

At Wycheproof

Just off the highway. In the middle of town.


Teddywaddy rest area 92 km

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

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.


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