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Published January 19th 2022
A unique township in the Wimmera Mallee region
One of the mobile silo arts
During our recent holiday in the Wimmera Mallee region, we stopped by a small township called Woomelang. The settlement was originally known as "Cronomby Tanks" due to the natural waterholes that attracted the early settlers to this region. According to local folklore, in 1897 a traveller with his steed named Melang passed through the region in search of water. When they came across the township, the man exclaimed "Whoa Melang". From that day on the town has been known as Woomelang.
Jack McClelland Recreation Park
Sheltered bbq in park
Playground in the park
Located about 30 km east of Hopetoun on the Sunraysia Highway, Woomelang is an interesting place to stop and take a break for the traveller. On the main street is a park called the Jack McClelland Recreation Park. It has a covered BBQ area and a small playground.
Grocery store on main street
Opposite the park is a grocery store and cafe which provides takeaway food and tourist information. There is also a hotel, a church and a petrol station for refuelling the car if needed.
War Memorial Park and Recreation Reserve
Another mobile silo art
Not far from the town is a big War Memorial Park and Recreation Reserve. Inside the reserve are two of the seven miniature silo arts. The artwork on the mobile silos are beautiful and not to be missed. They feature the endangered species of the Mallee region. Signs along the road point to where the silos are located.
Woomelang caravan park
Free camping ground
There is also a caravan park and a very spacious free camping ground with clean toilet facilities and a fire pit.