The Bilstons Tree
About 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 40m high with a girth of seven metres, consisting of 9100 cubic feet of timber. In recent years a large limb has fallen and a local artist has carved over 16 native animals into the fallen limb, this is a must see if you’re in the area.
Birthplace of the Kelpie
Casterton is the ‘Birthplace of the Kelpie’ breed and an annual event the ‘Australian Kelpie Muster’ held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June celebrates this iconic Australian and the rich heritage of the town.
Casterton news and events
Casterton Open Mic day is on at the Albion Hotel from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 14th February. Everyone welcome. See https://www.casterton-open-mic.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/castertonopenmic/ for more information.
Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is back open 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm with plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie!
Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is currently opening with reduced hours. It still has plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie - the centre is open 7 days a week 10.30am to 4.00pm.
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