Zumsteins Cottages - VIC

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Position

DEG: -37.092021 142.386655
DMS: 37º 05' 31.28" S 142º 23' 11.97" E
UTM: 54 H 5894020mN 623234mE
Altitude: 247.36m

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C222
Zumsteins VIC 3401
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With the expansion of roads and bushwalking tracks through the Grampians during the 1920s and 30s, more people began to look for comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation in the area.In response, Walter Zumstein built three pisé or rammed earth holiday cottages here in the 1930s, using soil excavated from the nearby swimming pool. The cottages were simply named Green, Blue and Orange - after the colour of the painted lintels over the doors and windows.Despite being quite basic, the cottages were very popular during the summer and Easter holidays, when they were always fully booked. Today, they are recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register as some of the very few pisé-style buildings using local materials from the early 20th century.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount William at 26/03:00am EST
Distance from Zumsteins Cottages 29.64km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
4.3°C1.3°C98%4.0°ChPa0.4mmW9km/hr
5knots
11km/hr
6knots

Closest Climatic Station

Stawell Aerodrome
Distance from Zumsteins Cottages 31.54km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.28.36.04.74.14.66.07.39.811.1
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2

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