Horsham CBD to Wimmera River

27 McLachlan St, Horsham VIC 3400, Australia

Horsham CBD to Wimmera River

27 McLachlan St, Horsham VIC 3400, Australia
Staff Pick
16 m
1.11 km
Easy

Summary

This is an easy walk taking you right through the CBD to the scenic Wimmera River. It is able to be completed in your lunch hour to get your 30mins exercise per day.

Horsham CBD to Wimmera River

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Description

This walk starts right in the city centre at the Horsham Post Office in Firebrace Street. From here the walk is a straight 2.22 km return along Firebrace Street. Along the way you may see the various shops Horsham has to offer along with some surprise attractions and places of interest. You may like to sit down and enjoy the sights of the river at the end of Firebrace Street or even walk a little further along the river track.

To enable enough time to enjoy your walk there are a few car parking options. In McLachlan Street there are 4hr parks both behind Spotlight and the Horsham Regional Library. If you decide to start your walk at the river, car parking should be freely available and unrestricted.
If not stopping to take in the attractions it should take around 30 mins. If wishing to take in all of the attractions and possibly some shopping along the way, allow a couple of hours.

3391 Views

Points of Interest

1. Post Office Bell

Renowned Australian bell sculptor Dr Anton Hassall was involved in the casting of the bell. "Littel Sister Bell" is suspended in the centre and chimes on the hour. Atop sits a corella figurine.

2. Painted Tiles 1997

Images on the tiles reference changes in Horsham city life through the seasons. The pictures are children of the five Horsham Primary Schools individual reflections on their culture and environment

3. White Hart Hotel

Mark Twain stayed here during a visit to Horsham in the 1880's

4. 'Platanus acerifolia: Woven Nest' 2009

This environmental work by Michael Shiell was installed as part of the 2009 'Art is...Elemental' Festival. Michael's art practice is deeply seated in an ephemeral environmental response to the site.

5. Exchange Hotel

One of the local Hotels in Horsham

6. Royal Hotel

One of the oldest hotels in town

7. Original Horsham Letterbox

This Original Horsham Letterbox inspired the design of the Post Office Bell sculpture in Firebrace St.

8. Horsham Aquatic Centre

The outdoor 50m pool was built in 1957 after the Melbourne Olympics, the smaller pool in 1968 and the indoor heated polls in 2006. Also includes gym, Recreation Hall, Creche and cafe

9. Botanic Gardens, Established 1870's

Sir William Guilfoyle planned these gardens between 1873 and 1880. At teh time he was curator of the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens and planned many rural botanical gardens

10. City Oval

This was the original site of the showgrounds from 1879-1897 when a storm wrecked the grandstand and buildings. The site then became a recreational reserve and later city oval.

11. Wimmera Live Steam and Model Engineering Society

This is a miniature railway which runs on special occasions

Features

Art and Culture Art and Culture
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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