We did it again - the record for the Highest Priced Dog was broken not once but twice - Tom a Red Male Kelpie was sold by Matthew Johnson for $12,000 to Paul Weeding in Tasmania.More
Meandering gently around town, the Kelpie Walking Trail links 5 unique sculptures revealing the fascinating life and times of the Kelpie.
The statues feature interpretive signage and the walker can chose from three routes.
Route 1 will take you via the main... read more
Each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend Casterton is transformed with the amazing spectacle of the Australian Kelpie Muster which celebrates Casterton as the ‘Birthplace of the Kelpie’ breed.read more
The picturesque Ess Lagoon offers a tranquil picnic and fishing area and is regularly stocked with trout (A comprehensive Fishing Guide available at Casterton Visitor Information Centre).read more
Longlead Swamp Track is further west (about 11 km from Casterton) along the highway (signposted to the right). It is another bush track with wildflowers and barbecue facilities. There are waterbirds, kangaroos and emus.read more
Apex Park, next to the Visitor Information Centre is a popular BBQ stop. Both Bryan Park near the hospital and the Lions Memorial Park, near the Jack Gleeson statue on the riverbank have fun playgrounds for the kids.
Island Park Recreation Reserve offers a full...
The Railway Reserve features a railway-themed playground and shady rotunda.read more
About 10 or 15 km further north along the Chetwynd Rd is a signposted turnoff on the left to Bilstons Tree which is considered to have the largest volume of millable river red gum in the world. It is thought to be 800 years old and stands over 40 m high with a...
The Carmichael Track is signposted off the Casterton-Penola Rd (the Glenelg Highway), west of Casterton. The main picnic area (which has barbecue and toilet facilities) is readily accessible by car but a 4WD is required to venture further at certain times of the...
Baileys Rocks are a series of enormous and unusual green-coloured granite boulders in a dry creek bed within the northern section of Dergholm State Park. Follow the Apsley Rd (aka the Naracoorte Rd) north-west for about 39 km (about 6 km beyond the settlement of...