Music on the Mount, Megan Lord / Wycheproof Victoria

Population 686

Wycheproof is renowned for the long wheat trains that travel down the middle of the main street, towing up to 60 carriages behind them. There are many historic buildings in town, as well as rare, old peppercorn trees. Mount Wycheproof, at a mere 43 metres, has been named the smallest mountain in the world.

Visitor Information

Wycheproof Community Resource Centre, 280 Broadway; (03) 5493 7455


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

  • 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

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

Nearby towns

  • Donald

    Donald is on the scenic Richardson River and referred to by locals as 'Home of the Duck', owing to the many waterbirds that live in the...more

  • Wedderburn

    Wedderburn, part of the 'Golden Triangle', was once one of Victoria's richest goldmining towns. Many large nuggets have been unearthed here...more

  • St Arnaud

    A former goldmining town surrounded by forests and scenic hill country, St Arnaud is a service centre for the district's farming community,...more

In Town

Mt Wycheproof A walking track leads up and around the mountain. Emus and kangaroos can be seen up close in a fauna park at the mountain's base.

Willandra Museum: farm machinery, old buildings and historical memorabilia; open by appt; Calder Hwy.

Centenary Park: aviaries, 2 log cabins and barbecue facilities; Calder Hwy.


Tchum Lakes: artificially created lakes, great for fishing and watersports dependent on water levels; 23 km W.

Birchip: visitors to town are greeted by the town's beloved 'Big Red' mallee bull in the main street. Also in town is the Soldiers Memorial Park with large, shady Moreton Bay fig trees, a great spot for a picnic; 31 km W.

Fishing spots near town

Swan Hill 85 km

From Mulwala to Swan Hill there are excellent fishing opportunities. Some of the top spots along this stretch include Barmah, Echuca and the famous Torrumbarry Weir. The huge Murray cod mounted near the park in Swan... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort 88 km

What follows is one of the success stories of golf along the Murray River. Set in the heart of Kidman Reid’s historic Murray Downs sheep station, the Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort was constructed... Find out more

Campsites around town

Lake Meran camping area 56 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

Green Lake camping area 64 km

The campsites at Green Lake are surrounded by gum trees. There are also some BBQs here, which are coin-operated. Nearby is a patch of mallee woodland that makes for a nice walk. Follow the sign off the Birchip–Sea... Find out more

Lake Bael Bael camping areas 65 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

The Marshes camping areas 65 km

Though they sound rather unappealing, the marshes in question are in fact significant wetlands with a thriving population of birds; eagles’ nests are scattered throughout the area. There’s dispersed camping... Find out more

Melville Caves camping area 72 km

This campground is off Melville Caves Rd, signposted off the Wedderburn–Dunolly Rd; the caves were once used as a hideout by bushranger Captain Melville. From the picnic area there’s a short walk to the... Find out more

Middle Reedy Lake camping area 73 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

Lake Boga Caravan Park 78 km

Lake Boga is part of a patchwork of lakes on either side of the Murray Valley Hwy to the north-west and south of Kerang. When water is plentiful, the Kerang Lakes, as they’re known, form a significant wetlands area... Find out more

Teddington camping area 85 km

You can camp beside the Upper Teddington Reservoir as long as you set up your tent no closer than 40 m to the water. Fishing and canoeing are popular pursuits here, but note that swimming is not allowed in the reservoir.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Ibis Caravan Park 72 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

Lake Boga Caravan Park 78 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

Big4 Swan Hill Riverside Caravan Park 87 km

Within walking distance to the centre of town, and with large expanses of green lawn and a long frontage to the Murray River, this place boasts a heated pool, undercover barbecues and a well-stocked shop. Bookings are... Find out more

BIG4 Swan Hill 89 km

On the northern edge of town, this is a very good quality park that will satisfy the most fastidious traveller. The owner-operated establishment has a range of accommodation and good facilities including a six-hole golf... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Wycheproof park area

At Wycheproof

Just off the highway. In the middle of town.

Teddywaddy rest area 19 km

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

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.

Wooroonook Lake camping area 20 km

T/O at Charlton

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

Birchip park area 30 km

At Birchip

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

Lake Watchem camping area 35 km

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

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

Donald park area 39 km

At Donald       

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

Skinners Flat rest area 45 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.

Wedderburn park area 51 km

At Wedderburn

Opposite the bowling club.

Berriwillock park area 53 km

At Berriwillock

Opposite the hotel on the service road through town.

Ryans Creek Rest Area 63 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.

Green Lake camping area 63 km

T/O at Sea Lake (R) or Berriwillock (L)

On the shores of the lake 10km south of Sea Lake or north-west of Berriwillock. Some powered sites available.

Melville Caves camping area 72 km

T/O at Logan

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

Kerang park area 73 km

At Kerang

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

Lake Charm rest area 74 km

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

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

Brim camping area 74 km

At Brim

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

Apex park area 74 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. 

Ibis Rookery park area 74 km

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

Well off the highway, near the bird observatory.

Lake Tyrell rest area 78 km

82km SE of Ouyen (L) or 83km N of Wycheproof (R)

Just off the highway among a couple of trees.

Lake Boga park area 78 km

At Lake Boga

On the shores of the lake via Jacaranda Cres.

Stuart Mill South rest area 85 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Teddington Reservoir camping area 85 km

T/O at Stuart Mill

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

Bridgewater Park Area 86 km

North west side of town via Dunolly Road and Brewery Lane

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

Hopetoun camping area 87 km

At Hopetoun

On the shores of Lake Lascelles. Donations accepted.

What's on around town

Music on the Mount: Oct.

Racing Carnival: Oct/Nov.

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