Harrow

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 Harrow

Nestled in a valley beside the picturesque Glenelg River, historic Harrow lays claim to the title of Victoria's oldest inland township.

Be sure to allow time to visit the Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre. This state of the art interpretative centre commemorates Australia's first Aboriginal cricket team to tour England in 1868, and is a 'must see' for cricket enthusiasts and history buffs.

A leisurely stroll along the well marked Glenelg River Walk provides you with the opportunity for fishing, birdwatching or just admiring the majestic Red Gums.

Discover bygone motor vehicles at the Harrow Transport Museum or explore the old log jail and other buildings dating back to the 1840's.

During the year you can join the local players at the 'Harrow by Night' Sound and Light Show, an interactive cabaret style performance that 'brings Harrow's history to life.

Join in with the festivities held during the March long weekend, there is plenty of action! The Annual Cricket Match celebrating the Aboriginal cricketers takes place on the Johnny Mullagh Oval. Watch the National Bush Billycart Championships, or design one of your own for your chance to win big prizes! You can also marvel at the skills of the shearers in the Quick Shears Competition.

Come and see pre 1975 motorbikes in the Classic Scramble MotoX in April. Come to Harrow; you will love it!

Places to Eat

The Harrow Harvest Café
Blair Street
Ph 03 5588 1251
Hermitage Hotel
Blair Street
Ph 03 5588 1209

Places to Stay

Connewirricoo Community Centre
945 Kadnook Mooree Road, Connewirricoo
Ph 03 5583 1560 Facebook page
Glendarra Cottage
1484 Moree Culla Road
Ph 03 5583 1506 Website
Hermitage Hotel
Blair Street
Ph 03 5588 1209 Website
Johnny Mullagh Memorial Caravan Park
Blair Street
Ph: 03 5588 1251 Webpage
Mooree Cottage
951 Mooree Road, Chetwynd
Ph 03 5583 1562 Webpage
Seldom Inn
82 Blair Street
Ph 08 8390 2326 Website

Facilities

  • Shopping Centre: Heritage retail sector, supermarket, hotel, cafés, craft shop, post office, bank and EFTPOS facilities.
  • Service Station: Petrol, Diesel and repairs.
  • Internet and Email Access: Available at Harrow Harvest Café/Post Office.
  • Sporting: Tennis and netball courts, fishing and canoeing.
  • Medical Services: Bush Nursing Centre with resident District Nurses and visiting doctors.
  • Golf Course: 18 hole course (winter only). Telephone 03 5588 1399 for event details.
  • Public Toilets: Situated in the main street next to the Memorial Hall and the Johnny Mullagh Park

Things to do

  • Harrow Discovery Centre - Celebrating Australia's First XI
  • View the Bradman Collection at the Harrow Discovery Centre
  • Indulge in Devonshire over the Dales - Devonshire tea at the Historic Clunie Woolshed
  • Take a walk along the Glenelg River
  • Fish, swim or canoe on the Glenelg River
  • Visit the Ron Penrose Bakehouse Studio, by appointment 0488 140 792

Events

  • January - Tussock Jumpers B&S Ball
  • March - Johnny Mullagh Championship Weekend including the Nation Billycart Championships
  • July - Harrow Vinduro
  • September to March - Harrow Sound & Light Show
  • October - Harrow Horsemanship Challenge

For further information visit the Harrow website.

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