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Published September 3rd 2022
Marvel at the succulents
I am sure I got your attention with the title. When we first planned to visit Cactus Country, I was excited to see why it's so popular. I mean, we are talking about cacti - what's so special about them? Well, think again. Cactus Country is a different world with infinite species of cactus in all shapes and sizes.
Located in Strathmerton, around a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, this is the largest cactus garden in Australia. In fact, this is one of the must-visit spots if you are craving a day trip or touring the Murray region.
It can take up to an hour or two to tour the whole 12-acre garden with so many varieties of cacti on display. The garden is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly.
They even had a fun game of ticking off the different types of cacti for kids when we visited. They also have a small nursery of cacti for sale if you want to try growing a smaller version of the cactus you see in the garden.
As a photographer, I just couldn't stop taking photos here. No wonder, this place is regularly hired for photoshoots and weddings.
You also have other Mexican food like nachos, quesadillas, Mexican sodas, and more on the menu. If I have to describe our visit to Cactus Country in one word, I would say it's unique. It's a world of cacti that amazes you at every turn.
The blooming time for cactus is from October to November and this is the best time to watch the burst of colours on these succulents. Please keep an eye on their website for updates.
Cactus Country is open every week Wednesday - Sunday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.