The Wimmera is a region in Western Victoria with a population of about 50,000. The major towns in the area include Horsham, Stawell, Nhill, Warracknabeal and Dimboola.
Smaller towns in the region have gradually been dying due to population loss and declining value of the primary products which support the local economy.
The region’s climate semi-arid to sub-humid, summers are known to be hot, averaging a maximum of 30 degrees during the day.
Whilst in winter an average maximum temperature is 15 degrees during the day, although places like Horsham can start with 4 degrees in the morning.
The Wimmera is known for its natural heritage, particularly its Grampians National Park. The Grampians are famous for its many Aboriginal artefacts and unique flora and fauna and covers over 170,000 hectares.
In the park you will find a diverse range of walking tracks, animals and birds to observe, waterfalls, lakes and rainforests.
The Grampians are tilted and rugged, with sandstone cliffs off the eastern side to admire.
It’s a popular holiday spot for people all over the state.
However the Grampians are much more than a national park.
There are many industries dependent on the Grampians, including wine production, beef and dairy industries among others.