APSLEY

Apsley is a small town that is encounted when traveling from Naracoote in South Australia to Edenhope in Victoria. It is located on the Wimmera Highway, in the Shire of West Wimmera, 420 kilometers north-west of Melbourne, and 7 kilometers east of the South Australian border.

The town is named after Apsley House in London. It was surveyed in 1851 and proclaimed in 1852, a Post Office opening on 1 January 1854 replacing that of Lake Wallace (open since 1 March 1849 nearer what is now Edenhope serving the grazing population.

The population at the 2006 census was 166. That is a very small town. The town is close to Lake Bringalbert and Newlands Lake, and the Saint Gregory's Vineyard, which specializes in port wine.

A large Red-flowering Gum on Wallace Street is listed on the National Trust of Australia's Significant Tree Register for Victoria.

The Apsley War Memorial is opposite the hotel.

The churches in Apsley are the traditional weather board variety. The United though is probably a 100 year building.

The Apsley Hotel is the traditional tavern model.

No need to visit, but if passing be sure to check out that tree.

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Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course