YAMBUK

Yambuk is not much more than a geographic point. The tiny town is just out of Port Fairy when heading west to Portland.

The township was established in the 1850s and the Post Office opening 1 March 1859.

 At the 2006 census, the town and surrounding area had a population of 540.

Yambuk is the site of Pacific Hydro’s Yambuk Wind Farm and the adjacent Codrington Wind Farm.

To the west of Yambuk is the locality of Codrington which is notable for the wind farm and for being the only township in Australia to be named after a bushranger. In 1850 Codrington Revingstone held up the Portland to Port Fairy mail coach three times and the area became known as "Codrington's Forest". In the 1870s a township was surveyed on the projected road to Portland close to the coast and named, unwittingly, as Codrington. A road was later built inland and the township never established.

Yambuk is locally known for the Yambuk Slide, a large slide near the lake.

Yambuk has two stately churches, one of which is an unnamed Catholic Church.

The Yambuk Hotel is an historic and heritage listed classic old pub.

The Yambuk War Memorial is located on the fringe of the Memorial Gardens. The interesting aspect of this overgrown Memorial is that a time capsule (to be opened in 2048) is buried beneath the stone.

Be sure to take the time to check out the pub and the memorial.

 

 

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