Discover Balmoral

Naturally Fun. Friendly. Instagrammable. Unexpectedly Beautiful.

Rocklands Reservoir, wild flowers galore, river walks that feel worlds away from your everyday… and yes, THAT mural.  Balmoral is exceptionally welcoming, rural and charming.

 

Balmoral is an historic pastoral township nestled amongst rolling hills on the Glenelg River. Home to the naturally spectacular Rocklands Reservoir and Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk, dotted with magnificent red gums – it’s natural treasures are not to be missed as you explore this exceptional part of the Greater Hamilton region.

In the historically-charming main street you will find the bold, contemporary and rather dramatic Balmoral Mural. The creators of this colourful masterpiece were internationally acclaimed artists, Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich. The side of the community store was their canvas and the result is an unforgettable, colourful piece of art that reflects the vibrant birdlife and wild flowers of Balmoral. It’s a must see and totally insta-worthy.

Getting back to nature is easy in Balmoral. Spoilt for choice, the Rocklands Reservoir on the Glenelg River is littered with picturesque spots and tracks around the foreshore, making it the ideal destination for camping, fishing and water sports.  Alternatively, the nearby Black Range State Park (Burrunj) will take your breath away, with masses of wildflowers, orchids, aboriginal rock art, dramatic bluffs and endless views.  You will be forced to slow your pace and take your time, in this limitless space.

The Old CourthouseGaolPost Office and churches evoke the history of early settlement in eras gone by, but Balmoral truly comes alive with their events. The annual Easter Saturday street market is a must do, coupled with Chameleon Arts Collective’s pop-up events make Balmoral the place to be.

Balmoral has something for everyone; history, the arts, camping, water sports, farm stays, family getaways – and a warm welcome, always.

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100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

There is so much choice when it comes to things to do in Greater Hamilton.  The region is abundant in artistry, flooded with fishing prospects, teeming with treks, humming with history, loaded with lush produce and so much more. With so much choice, where do you...

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Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Situated 13kms east of Balmoral is Rocklands Reservoir; the largest water reservoir in Victoria.  Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a whopping 67.5 square kilometres, stretching across a spectacular landscape and generating a region ripe with exceptional...

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Red Gum Walk

Red Gum Walk

Located along the Rocklands Road on the eastern side of town is the Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk also known as the Balmoral Red Gum Walk. A short walk from the town centre, head out Rocklands Road and take the dirt track just before the 80km sign or park at...

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The Story Behind The Balmoral Mural

The Story Behind The Balmoral Mural

In February 2013, artists Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich were commissioned by the Chameleon Arts Collective of Balmoral to transform a bare and drab wall located in Glendinning Street, Balmoral into an artistic representation and celebration of the town. What...

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Red Gum Walk

Red Gum Walk

Located along the Rocklands Road on the eastern side of town is the Glenelg River Wetlands and River Walk also known as the Balmoral Red Gum Walk. A short walk from the town centre, head out Rocklands Road and take the dirt track just before the 80km sign or park at...

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Black Range State Park (Burrunj)

Black Range State Park (Burrunj)

The Black Range State Park (Burrunj) is a 40 minute drive North of Balmoral and is a relatively quiet and remote State Park joining up with Rocklands Reservoir at its south-east side. Discover the sandstone cliffs and indulge in a range of recreational activities that...

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Western Hotel

Western Hotel

The Western Hotel, Balmoral is a traditional country pub offering the essentials of good beer and food in a friendly family atmosphere. They also stock a good range of wines and serve espresso coffee. The dining room comfortably seats fifty people, making it ideal for...

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Rocklands Reservoir

Rocklands Reservoir

The Rocklands Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Victoria, known for its various tourist activities and attractions and wonderful views of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a major attraction just 15 minutes...

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Balmoral Mural

Balmoral Mural

Located in the historically-charming main street of the delightful town of Balmoral, you will find the bold and contemporary ‘Balmoral Mural’. An example of abstract expressionism, the critically-acclaimed artwork by Melbourne’s Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich...

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Balmoral Golf Club

Balmoral Golf Club

Balmoral is home to a picturesque 18-hole golf course located four kilometres from town on the Rocklands Road. The course has a well-maintained layout with excellent fairways and bunkers. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy some challenging golfing at this course,...

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Ivan Durrant: Marmalade Skies Through Opal Eyes

Friday, 14 June 2024,  Hamilton

Ivan Durrant: Marmalade Skies Through Opal Eyes focuses on the most recent paintings of the highly regarded Australian artist with landscapes of the Western District and still-life works of his studio...

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New Exuberance: Contemporary Australian Textile Design

Friday, 14 June 2024,  Hamilton

New Exuberance celebrates the work of more than 30 textile creatives and includes 10 commissioned works produced by designers associated with the JamFactory. This exhibition acknowledges the rich dive...

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Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel - Winter Lunch Series

Saturday, 15 June 2024,  Dunkeld

Embrace Winter's Bite: Lunch at Wickens Begins! As they welcome the new season, the team are thrilled to announce that Wickens will open its doors to offer a lunchtime experience celebrating the uniq...

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Discover the Magic of Mushrooms with Paul 'Speedy'

Sunday, 16 June 2024,  Dunkeld

Enjoy an unforgettable mushroom foraging tour with the renowned expert Paul ‘Speedy’. Dive into the fascinating world of fungi with Paul Ward, a botanist with a deep passion for fermentation, fung...

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