Lake Wallace is the heart of Edenhope and 1 hour's drive from Kaniva. Located on the Wimmera Highway between Naracoorte and Horsham, this lakeside town offers visitors a warm welcome and unique experiences all within walking distance of the lake. Edenhope is located on the southern shore of Lake Wallace, which covers an area of 200 hectares. Popular with locals and visitors, the lake has many amenities. It is stocked with redfin and trout and has several jetties and boat ramps. There are bird hides and a scenic 5km walking track surrounding the lake. The area has over 120 bird species including the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. The ‘Icons of Edenhope’ bird murals in the main street showcase the diverse bird life in vivid colour and are painted by renowned bird artist Geoffrey Carran.
Nearby: Call into the Visitor Centre inside the old court house, a listed building. The Magistrate’s Bench, Prisoners Dock and the Public Gallery have been well preserved. Adjacent is the wooden prison lockup built in 1860-1870, located in a pretty country garden. Free entry and open 7 days.
Nearby, a cairn and mural is located at the Edenhope College. The cairn honours an elite team of Aboriginal station workers who trained on the banks of the lake and became the first Australian International Touring Cricket Team in 1868. In the main street, a panel mural depicts all the characters in the team and their stories.
Edenhope is home to the only Dachshund Museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Drop in and see the biggest collection of all things dachshund and say hello to Neddy & Leroy! The Red Tail Gallery and Edenhope Antiques is also worth a look.
Visit Edenhope Tourism for full details. Nearby is Lake Bringalbert, a popular spot for free camping and kayaking with toilet and the small town of Apsley. Facebook page
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.