Balmoral - VIC

  Town

Position

DEG: -37.24826 141.841843
DMS: 37º 14' 53.74" S 141º 50' 30.63" E
UTM: 54 H 5877255mN 574660mE
Altitude: 184.76m

Description

Place Type

Population - Town

Location

282.95kms West of Melbourne
389.26kms SouthEast of Adelaide
781.16kms NorthWest of Hobart

Address & Contact

20-30 Glendinning St
Balmoral VIC 3407
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Balmoral is a tiny town nestled on the banks of the Glenelg River. The area is famed for its river red gums and its rustic countryside where the wool industry is still thriving.This destination was once referred to as ‘Darrangurt’ by the local Aborigines, who created large drainage systems which date back to 1700AD, some of which are still well-preserved.The township slowly began to unfold on the river crossing, particularly catering to travellers Adelaide and Melbourne. Some of the first European settlers referred to the area as Black Swamp, though it was renamed Balmoral once the first town survey was completed, in honour of the Scotland royal home. Balmoral today is a delightful mix of art, culture, nature, and history. If you’re looking to get away from the big city for unique experiences, this is the place to go. For history, check out the historic Courthouse and Gaol. The Stanmore Folk Sculpture is not to be missed; located at the historic home of artist Betty Trottman which dates back to the 1860s, visitors are also encouraged to explore the area and appreciate her cottage gardens.Recreational attractions in Balmoral include the Seymour Park and Longfella Park; both of which are highly recommended if you are travelling with children. They are both equipped with picnic facilities and are set in a lovely area.A major highlight outside the town centre is the Rocklands Reservoir, famous for terrific boating and fishing. It’s a picturesque area, surrounded by forests while campgrounds are found in open woodlands. Other highlights of Rocklands Reservoir include Aboriginal rock art, colourful wildflowers, and sweeping views.For a little more history, check out the Glendinning Homestead; located by the southwestern portion of the Rocklands Reservoir. Here, you’ll find a shearing shed that dates back to the 1850s, but the star of the show is the elegant Edwardian homestead made entirely out of bricks back in 1909. On-site is a private wildlife sanctuary, as well as a beautiful garden.Other nearby attractions include the Fulham Streamside Reserve and the Mt Talbot Scenic Reserve.If you are looking for a place to stay, there are hotels, a free RV stop, a basic caravan parks, or there is quite a lot of accommodation down in Hamilton.
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Closest Weather Station

Kanagulk at 21/12:00am EST
Distance from Balmoral 14.99km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
7.5°C6.0°C95%6.8°C1019.6hPa1.2mmN4km/hr
2knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Hamilton Airport
Distance from Balmoral 48.6km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C26.426.724.019.915.712.912.113.315.217.720.923.9
Mean Min. °C10.911.210.28.36.54.94.34.85.86.58.19.4
Mean Rain mm33.924.435.338.149.365.768.478.968.456.548.945.7

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