Murchison History and Winery Walking Tour

2-38 Tatura-Murchison Road, Murchison VIC 3610, Australia

Murchison History and Winery Walking Tour

2-38 Tatura-Murchison Road, Murchison VIC 3610, Australia
Staff Pick
30 m
2.02 km
Easy

Summary

This tour is for those who are keen to a view a number of sites of significance from a historic perspective.

Murchison History and Winery Walking Tour

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Description

This walk is on a mixture of footpaths, both sealed and unsealed and road shoulders with a number of road crossings. Terrain is generally flat with a few small undulations.

4240 Views

Points of Interest

1. Murchison Heritage Centre

Murchison Heritage Centre displays historical items including a fragment of the Murchison Meteorite. Outside is a large pump that was used to pump water from the river for the townspeople.

2. River bank gardens and Boardwalk.

Discover Murchison's bygone era with images of the old streetscape, pub and paddle steamers. The boardwalk provides an impressive view of the Goulburn River.

3. Aboriginal Protectorate Station

Signage marks the location of the protectorate that operated from 1840-1853. This is one of only four stations established in the then colony of Port Phillip.

4. Roderick Square

Roderick Square was the original proposed river crossing point however, the river crossing was constructed in Robinson Street in 1871

5. Murchison Cemetery and the Italian Ossario (Mausoleum)

The Ossario holds the remains of the POWs who died in Murchison as well as all of the Italian POWs and detainees who died in Australian prison camps. The grave of King Charles Tattambo is also here.

6. Longleat Wines

Picturesque Victorian vineyard established in 2003. Wine is made onsite by Guido Vazzoler, Sandra makes cheese using Goulburn Valley cow's milk. Both can be enjoyed at the cellar door most weekends.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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