Water level update Oct 2022 - Lake is at 20% capacity but slowly filling.
Lake Ratzcastle is a great little free camping spot and perhaps one of the best kept secrets, just 10kms south of Goroke. Turn off is 2kms off the bitumen along a good formed gravel road. This is suitable for any sized rig and there is plenty of room to stretch out along a track on one side of the lake. When the lake is full, this is a haven for birds and wildlife. Facilities include hot solar showers, flushing toilets, picnic shelter, tables & water tank. Dogs 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.
The GrainCorp Silo Art, located in Goroke, feature local bird life including the magpie, kookaburra and galah. The Geoffrey Carran painting includes incredible detail including smaller paintings within the larger design.
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 Goroke Nature Play Space is a popular spot featuring 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, garage and antique shop. Visitor Information available at the Goroke Post Office, Ph5386 1100.
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 8.30am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 2.30pm