CASTERTON

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.

Casterton has a number of hotels all of which are over 100 years old.

The Churches likewise are century plus buildings. All grand and all classic design.

The Casterton Museum is located near the old rail yard on the west of the cbd.

The Casterton War Memorial is on the western fringe of the town.

A nice town this,  and an overnight stopover should be planned.

Heritage diary

 

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