Discover Branxholme

Meander through yesteryear.

A fascinating evolution of the volcanic landscape takes place every day in Branxholme, making it a perfect town to take a breather, slow down and feel free.

 

Nestled on Australia’s extensive volcano region, known as the Kanawinka, Branxholme sits at the crossing of Arrandoovong Creek on the Portland railway line.

 Visitors are rewarded with a short stopover in Branxholme, The Heritage Park contains a timeline of the town and a pioneer’s wall with plaques commemorating early settler families of the region. The wall itself is a fascinating collection of basalt blocks carefully collected from the original homesteads in the district. An avenue of honour lines the park commemorating those who served in WW1.

A must do is a visit to the Branxholme Hotel, which was built in the 1870s to accommodate the rail passengers coming through town. The bar itself is decorated with authentic sharing memorabilia and warm welcoming smiles.  Oh, and the annual Rodeo is an event to mark in your calendar – and a great celebration that’s as unique as Branxholme. 

You will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of life, and have time to actually stop and smell the roses in gorgeous Branxholme.

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Byaduk and Community Spring Show

Saturday, 02 November 2024,  Byaduk

The Byaduk and Community Spring Show is a unique exhibition of grand floral displays across many categories. It hosts displays of art, craft, baking and decorating, and photography. The event encomp...

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Ivan Durrant: Marmalade Skies Through Opal Eyes

Thursday, 18 July 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

Thursday, 18 July 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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Say No to Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Saturday, 20 July 2024,  Dunkeld

They are showing their support for the Say No to Domestic Violence Campaign, a special thanks to the Hamilton Rotary Club for their co-ordination and support of this important cause. They are raising...

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