KORIOT

Koroit is very close to Warrnambool but in reality cold have been thousands distant. Koroit is known as an historic town and a diversion off the main state highway. The traveler will pass through Koroit as one off the options when heading to Hamilton. Koroit is a sort of two town town. Down town and uptown where the important stuff is. Things like preserving a 50 year past in the main street.

Early settlement from Ireland has given Koroit a fascinating Irish charm. The town borrows its name from the Koroitch Gundidj people who occupied the area prior to European settlement. The town bears a name similar to the Kororoit Creek which flows west of Melbourne

The first European settler came to the Koroit area in 1837. A large number of Irish immigrants made Koroit their home in the 1840s and 1850s. The township of Koroit was surveyed and the first town allotments were sold in 1857

Within the town, the Koroit Botanic Gardens form part of a large, central recreational area, and. The gardens were established in 1862 with an area of approximately three hectares in High Street. Koroit's War Memorial is located on the edge of the Botanic Gardens.

In addition to The Olde Courthouse Inn, Koroit hosts two hotels in the main street, Commercial Road, the Commercial Hotel and Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel.

The bluestone churches are landmark structures.

Koroit is truly an historic town with much going for it. Being so close to Warrnambool sort of prevents a stopover, but that option can be a consideration.

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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