WARRACKNABEAL

Warracknabeal is the next town visited when heading south from the northern Wheatbelt towns and region. Warracknabeal is deemed the ‘capitol’ of this area in Victoria. Warracknabeal is a bigger town that has yet not been discovered by the brands. The fact that commercial ruin has not descended give the place a nice busy main street feel. Warracknabeal is a Wheatbelt town.

The town's name is believed to derive from an aboriginal expression meaning "place of big gums shading the water hole". The earliest settlers in the area included Andrew and Robert Scott, who established the first run of the name.

Amongst the historical buildings are an 1872 prison cell built from red and yellow gum, a Tudor-style post office, and a four storey water tower from 1886. There is also an agricultural machinery museum housing pieces from the history of farming in the Mallee and Wimmera districts.

The Anglican and Baptist Churches are pretty special. The Anglican interior quite something.

The Catholic and United being modern.

The Warracknabeal War Memorial is located near the PO that gives a colourful backdrop.

The Warracknabeal hotels are all classic design and old pubs.

The Warracknabeal Museum is the Historical Society (in town) and the Machinery display on the eastern outskirts.

Warracknabeal is a really nice spot and a day or more would not disappoint.

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