Lake Ratzcastle Lake Ratzcastle is a great little free bush camping spot just 10kms south of Goroke. This lake is a haven for birds and wildlife. Facilities include hot solar showers, flushing toilets, picnic shelter, tables & water tank. Dogs are allowed. The site is maintained by the Lions Club and donations can be left at Goroke IGA to help support the maintenance. Please take your rubbish with you.
Goroke Silo Art The GrainCorp Silo Art (located in Goroke meaning magpie) features the magpie, kookaburra and galah. The artwork by renowned bird artist Geoffrey Carran, includes a dopper fence, translucent sky and incredible detail including smaller paintings within the bird's eye. The work took 7 weeks to complete. Geoffrey worked with the Goroke community to create this place specific work. Use your camera and zoom in to see all the little details including the emus running into the bush and the reflection within the bird's eye. The site includes picnic tables. Geoffrey also painted the Icons of Edenhope alongside the Bendigo Bank in Edenhope, a Red-tail Black Cockatoo in Naracoorte and bird life murals in nearby Hamilton.
Lost in the Bush In 1864 three children, Isaac, Jane and Frank Duff, lost their way after being sent to find heath for broom-making. The children were found by an Aboriginal tracker nine days later. The story, ‘Lost in the bush’, became a classic Australian film and book. There is a Jane Duff memorial on the Goroke-Horsham Road. The Horsham Silo pays tribute to this story.
Goroke The Goroke Nature Play Space features a playground and picnic tables. The Goroke Apex Accommodation Park is located next to the community swimming pool. The main street features a war memorial and the Memorial Hall contains a photographic display and memorabilia. The town has a pub, takeaway, supermarket and garage. Visitor information is available at the Goroke Post Office, Ph5386 1100.Magpie song is an artesian shop located across from the Post Office and initiave of Goroke College
Kaniva, first and last highway town in Victoria. Gateway to the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail. Home of Sheep Art.
Visitor Information Centre, 41 Commercial St, Kaniva, Vic. Ph (03) 5314 9083 Open Weekdays 9am - 3pm, Saturdays & selected public holidays 9am - 2pm.