DERRINALLUM

Derrinallum is the next and very small town heading west towards Hamilton. There is more to this town that might be gathered in a first impression. The tree lined main street avenue was planted 100 years earlier and is quite impressive. So too the churches are centurions

The town is the centre for the surrounding farming community and lies at the foot of Mount Elephant.

Mount Elephant is a 240 m high conical breached scoria cone formed by an extinct volcano.

The Post Office opened on 7 December 1868 but was named Tooliorook until 1873. There is no reason for the change or for where Derrinallum is derived.

The Derrinallum War Memorial is located in the centre of the tree lined avenue.

The Anglican Church is a quite formidable structure.

The United Church is also old and of traditional design.

The Catholic Church, though modest is an old building.

The Derrinallum Hotel is in the main street, a traditional tavern type pub.

A coffee or refreshment may be in order, rather than missing the town.

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