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Warrock Homestead Casterton

Visiting Casterton

In the region’s north lies the township of Casterton, a special place in Australia’s farming history.

26km north of Casterton is Warrock Station, birthplace of Australia’s Kelpie working dog. The first pup of the breed was born at the sheep station in the 1870s. Casterton is now known as “Kelpie Country” in honour of the working dog’s birth.

Warrock Station itself was built in 1893 and is now classified by the National Trust. The station boasts 33 structures and is also home to Victoria’s most significant collection of Colonial/Gothic revival style farming buildings from the 1840s.

The natural features around Casterton have a strong geological focus. Bailey’s Rocks, are a unique outcrop of giant green granite boulders. Also near Casterton are the Hummocks, said to be a 150 million year old geographical feature.

The Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve, is well known for its spring wildflowers, including rare orchids, and is also home to Mill Swamp, a large attractive body of water which contains many eels.

For more information on things to see and do in the Casterton area, contact the:
Casterton Visitor Information Centre, 3 Racecourse Road
Open daily 9.00am - 5pm 7 days a week (except Christmas Day)
Phone: 03 5581 2070
or Email: castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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