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Discover Goroke, Victoria

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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published February 1st 2022
Gateway to the Little Desert National Park
Silo art at Goroke

Goroke is an interesting town in the heart of the Wimmera-Mallee region. It is located 368 km north-west of Melbourne and 68 km west of Horsham. The name Goroke is a local Aboriginal word meaning "magpie". And yes, there are literally many magpies in the park where the silo art is and of course, the silo art features a big magpie and also a beautiful kookaburra.

Memorial Square in main street

Stone sculpture

The town has a very wide main street with a memorial square in the centre of the street. In the square is a stone sculpture and a plaque on it with names of the men and women from the district who fought in World War One and Two and the Vietnam War.

Memorial Hall

Big resting area

Opposite the square is the memorial hall and next to it a very spacious rest area for travellers to stop and have a break. There are tables and chairs and even a sheltered BBQ area.

Goroke Hotel

Main street in town centre

The town is laid out in a grid pattern that is only two blocks across and five blocks deep. There is also a hotel along the main street, a takeaway shop, a library and a local supermarket.

Map of township

Surrounded by lakes and the gateway to the Little Desert National Park, Goroke is an ideal place for travellers to stop by for a break.
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Why? An ideal place to stop and rest
When: Anytime
Where: Goroke, Victoria
Cost: Free
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