Charlton could be a drive through tow but there is quite a number of attributes that have appeal and linger or stay over could be a consideration. Charlton is considered as “The Friendly River Town", of Victoria. Charlton is a small agricultural community straddling the Avoca River. Its location, almost halfway between Melbourne and Mildura, makes Charlton a popular stop along the way for tourists.

Europeans occurred in 1848 when Robert Cay and William Kaye established a station and named the region after a town in Greenwich, England. Unlike many other towns in the region, Charlton was not established as a result of gold mining, but for pastoral purposes and the proximity to a permanent water supply (the Avoca River). The original town was named Charlton East due to its location on the eastern banks of the Avoca River.

One of the town's most prominent landmarks is the former hotel, the "Vale of Avoca", which was built on the site of an early bark hut inn by James & Elizabeth Egan in 1879. Built on a reef of stone, Mrs Egan named the building as being in the 'vale' or valley of the nearby Avoca River.

The Charlton War Memorial is a located at the western end of the township. This is a really tasteful and meaningful acknowledgement.

The other Hotels are the traditional offer.

The United Church is a century old proposition. The Anglican modern. On the Bustout visit the Catholic Church (old) a funeral was being performed.

The Charlton Museum is on the main street and if you catch the opening time will get    an insight into Charlton’s rich ‘gold rush ‘ history'.

Charlton is more than a drive through town, be sure to make the most of this town.

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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