to Casterton-"Kelpie Country"

Nestled amongst River Red Gums in the valley of the Glenelg River in far Western Victoria, Australia, Casterton is nationally recognised as the birthplace of the Kelpie breed of Australian working dog (see also Warrock Homestead). The townsfolk of 'Kelpie Country' celebrate this birthright each year in June with the Australian Landmark Kelpie Muster (download a current Kelpie Muster accommodation availability guide in Microsoft Word format).

Ideally situated for the traveller -halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Casterton falls within the Glenelg Shire boundaries and is centrally located (1 hour or so) to the Portland Coast, Great South West Walk and the Great Ocean Road. The Grampians and the Wimmera are also within easy reach, as is the popular Coonawarra wine region (Limestone Coast).

Casterton offers natural charm and boasts abundant and beautiful flora and fauna, as well as historic interest (Casterton History) with many locals having family ties to the region dating back to the early settlers. With a great array of festivals and events (download 2006 Calendar of Events ) throughout the year, Casterton will welcome you and your family with warm country hospitality as you enjoy your relaxing and fascinating holiday in Kelpie Country.

With Motel, Hotel, B&B, Farm Stay, Caravan and Camping accommodation as well as a variety of eateries (Restaurant, Pub, Cafe, Take Away) to suit any budget, you'll be well catered for.

For any information or hard copies of the Events Calendar or Accommodation Guide, please either email us or contact the Casterton Visitor Information Centre, 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week
(excluding xmas day).

When you arrive in Kelpie Country be sure to call in to the Visitor Information Centre and enjoy a cuppa or refreshment as you browse the large selection of maps, brochures, historical information and locally made craft.

See the bottom of this page for current and extended weather forecasts.

See you soon in Kelpie Country!!


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