LITTLE RIVER

Little River is a town tens of thousands travelers on the Geelong Melbourne commute road have never visited; just perhaps the occasional weekend visitor. There is in fact no reason to take the diversion. There is nothing at Little River.

Little River qualifies because of this acknowledgment to the fallen in various conflicts.

The Little River has its headwaters in the nearby Brisbane Ranges. It was also known as the Cocoroc Rivulet, Cocoroc being a locality near the area. The road from Melbourne to Geelong once crossed the Little River and the Travelers Rest Inn was opened there in about 1839.

In the vicinity of Mount Rothwell, near Little River, an ancient semi-circular arrangement of rocks now known as Wurdi Youang was discovered and in 2011.

There are two nice churches in Little River. The Catholic in particular is quite a building.

The is a sort of a museum at Little River

Australian rock band Little River Band is named after Little River after seeing the name on a road sign on their way to a gig in Geelong. Interestingly absolutely no attempt on exploiting the fame on the Little River Bands birth and band signature.

Some scenes for the 2005 Australian television series We Can be Heroes were filmed at Little River, although it was referred to as the fictional town of 'Dunt'. Little River also featured in the movie Mad Max with Little River Road being used as the movie's infamous "Highway 9".Some parts of Little River, and surrounding areas where filmed in the successful television show, Blue Heelers Also, in nearby, You Yangs, the 2003 film, Ned Kelly.

Clearly the towns unique ‘remoteness’ lends itself to being used for film producers.

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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