Dartmoor, when heading west to Mount Gambier is the last town in Victoria before entering South Australia. Travelers should be aware there are quarantine obligations when crossing the border to SA.
Dartmoor has become, quite rightly, famous for the ‘tree stump’ wood sculptures. These sculptures are amazing. So much so that soon these tree stump works will become iconic in stature. The sculptures are all WW 1 symbols carved (with a chain saw) in the stumps/wood.
Before the township was established the location was known as Woodford Inn. The township was settled in the late 1850s a Post Office opening on 1 April 1860. Reasons for the name change are not readily known. The main industry in the area is the processing of timber from the extensive pine plantations.
The traveler would most likely not take the short diversion to visit this small town. That will be a profound mistake. There is a strong case to time your visit for the evening when the sculptures, looking west, will look their best.