Edenhope

Please note: This footage filmed in 2014 only shows some highlights of the area. There may be certain changes in the area namely the return of water to the lakes and wetlands in the region. Enjoy a small taste of what West Wimmera has to offer.

Discover Edenhope

Edenhope is the administrative hub of the West Wimmera. Built on the banks of Lake Wallace, it is a thriving district with a population of around 1000. You will be fascinated with Edenhope and the surrounding areas which are dotted with chains of wetlands, lakes and majestic Red Gums. Lake Wallace has been known for great fishing from bank or boat and is stocked with redfin and trout.

* Seasonal water permitting.

Many varieties of birds and parrots including the extremely rare Red-tailed Black Cockatoo can be seen around Edenhope and the district.

At the former Court House (circa 1878) you will see the manner in which prisoners were brought before the Judge in the last one hundred years. The Magistrate's Bench, Prisoners Dock, the Pews and the Public Gallery have been preserved in immaculate condition. With a pretty cottage garden surrounding the building it is now home for the Visitor Information Centre. Old lock-up c1860 now houses historical information and memorabilia.

Be sure to visit the Back Swamp, diagonally opposite the Old Court House, habitat of abundant bird life which can be viewed from the birdhide and birdwalk. (weather permitting)

Did you know that it was on the banks of Lake Wallace in the 1860's that local Aboriginal station workers were trained in the art of batting, bowling and the fundamentals of cricket? A Cairn, along with an information bay, honouring this elite team who became the first Australian International Touring Cricket Team in 1868, is erected on the Edenhope College oval where you can read their fascinating story.

PLACES TO EAT

Bennett's Bakery
52 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1024
Edenhope Takeaway
53 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1253
Lake Wallace Hotel
46 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1191
The Coffee Shop
58 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1519

PLACES TO STAY

Edenhope Lakside Tourist Park
Lake Street
Ph 03 5585 1659 Email Website
Edenhope Motor Inn
157 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1369
Glamping at 95 Elizabeth Street
95 Elizabeth Street
Ph 0458 736 992 Facebook page
Higgelty Piggelty Bed & Breakfast
3 Langford Street
Ph 03 5585 1248
Lake Wallace Hotel
46 Elizabeth Street
Ph 03 5585 1191 Facebook page
Lake Wallace House
85 Lake Street
Ph 0422 591 998 Website
Two Fat Ducks
80 Elizabeth Street
Ph 0477 835 572 Facebook page

Facilities

  • Shopping Centre: Busy Elizabeth Street offers a wide range of retail and antique shops, food outlets, post office, pharmacy, EFTPOS facilities, ATM at Bendigo Bank, and public amenities.
  • Service Stations: Food, petrol, LPG and repairs.
  • Hospital and Medical Services: Public hospital, doctor, maternal and child health centre, auxiliary health services.
  • Internet and Email Access: Edenhope Library
  • Sporting: Bowls, tennis, football, netball, cricket, Pony Club and Kowree Sports Centre, swimming pool and gymnasium.
  • Golf Course: 18 Hole grass greens with watered fairways, set adjacent to natural bushland. City course in the country. Fully licensed. Contact Edenhope Golf Club on 03 5585 1139 for event details.
  • Public Toilets: Elizabeth Street and adjacent to Lake Wallace.

Things to do

  • Swimming, fishing and watersports at Lake Wallace
  • Bird Watching at Lake Wallace, back swamp and surrounding wetlands
  • View the colourful contemporary murals of local birds on the wall of the Bendigo Bank
  • Antiques for all tastes
  • Visit the Red Tail Gallery
  • Aboriginal Cricket Cairn - honoring Australia's First XI
  • Wander through the Flora Reserve
  • Walk or ride the 5.2 km track around Lake Wallace
  • Take the Historical walk around town

Annual Events

  • February - Henley on Lake Wallace
  • March - Edenhope Cup
  • June - Apsley Cup
  • November - Edenhope Annual Fishing Competition
  • Novemver - Edenhope P&A Show

Edenhope Visitor Information Centre

Former courthouse and lockup, local produce and visitor information.
96 Elizabeth St, Edenhope | 03 5585 1509

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