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Statue of Jack Gleeson in Casterton

Things to See and Do in Casterton

Here are some of our suggestions, or alternatively download the 'Things to see and do' pdf file at the bottom for even more information.

  • Drop in to the Visitor Information Centre for free maps and guides, souvenirs, historical information and wander through the Australian Kelpie Centre Museum which is housed at the Visitor Information Centre.
  • Drive to Mickle Lookout, for fantastic scenic views over Casterton.
  • Explore Casterton's main street shopping area - including specialty stores, antique/collectables shops, and eateries.
  • Have a picnic, do some fishing or watch the bird life at Ess Lagoon (regularly stocked with trout).
  • Check out the local and district art galleries.
  • Enjoy a picnic in one of our shady playgrounds or parks with free BBQs.
  • Wander the Old Casterton Cemetery.
  • Meander along the Kelpie Walking Trail to view five unique kelpie sculptures, historic parts of Casterton, parkland and reserves.
  • Visit the Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve and take a picnic, bird watch or admire the wildflowers in season from August to October.
  • Keep and eye out for the rare Red Tailed Black Cockatoo.
  • For the younger visitor why not visit our fantastic Skate Park on Murray Street (behind Foodworks).
  • Crowds flock to Casterton each June long weekend to witness Australia's iconic working dogs in action at the Casterton Kelpie Festival and Working Dog Auction.
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