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.
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.