WEDDERBURN

Wedderburn is another of those rural towns in Central Victoria on epasse through traveling to St Arnaud. Wedderburn is one of those places that have the big wide main street, colourful characteristics and heritage planning.

Wedderburn is mainly a farming community but its early residents were gold miners and prospectors. The Post Office opened on August 1, 1856 after the first gold discoveries here but was known as Kerang until 1858.

One of the main attractions for tourists is Hard Hill Reserve where with a bit of imagination one can feel a sense of what it was like in the old days living in tents on the A puddler is also on site and a demonstration of it working can be seen during the annual Gold and Heritage Festival held round about the end of February and the beginning of March. Wedderburn is a popular spot for hopefuls with gold detectors who are still finding the occasional nice nuggets.

There is only one remaining hotel. One that is of modern design.

The Wedderburn War Memorial is located in the Memorial Gardens.

The Wedderburn Museum is likewise in the main cbd area.

Wedderburn has an historic and 1850’s Anglican Church. The others a mix of old and not so old.

If the timing is right, a coffee/refreshment is in order, plus a look at that Anglican Church and if the museum is open be sure to check out that ‘gold rush’ history.

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