Casterton is the next town encounted when heading west to Mount Gambier. Casterton is an old town that is very proud of its heritage and the legacy of old buildings bears testament to that care. Casterton derives its name for the Roman word meaning 'walled city', due to the lush green hills which surround the town.
Casterton is also the home of the ‘Kelpie’, that Aussie Sheep Dog. Casterton is recognized as the birthplace of the Kelpie breed of Australian working dog and celebrates its role through the Australian Kelpie Muster, Working Dog Auction and Festival each June long weekend.
Casterton hosts beautiful wildflowers, bush land, wildlife and bird life. Wilkin Flora and Fauna reserve, west of Casterton off the Glenelg Highway is a 3600 hectare reserve with wildflowers of special merit such as Orchids, Acicia, native Heath, ferns and wetland vegetation.
A nice town this, and an overnight stopover should be planned.