is a historic lakeside town situated around the picturesque Lake
Marma. It is the largest inland grain receival point in Victoria.
Much of it's early history is preserved in the unique water tower
Things to Do and See
Murtoa hosts an anual weekend festival called "Murtoa's Big Weekend". Details about this event may be found at www.murtoabw.wimmera.com.au.
There are several historically important buildings (c.1880) in the
town. A Stick Grain Shed built during the Second World War is one
of the largest surviving grain sheds in the southern hemisphere.
It was built from 640 unmilled tree trunks.
A National Trust classified water tower (1886), now a museum, houses
James Hill's unique taxidermy bird collection and an excellent district
Murtoa boasts a huge bulk wheat storage capacity of 10 million bushels.
Other Points of Interest
Concordia Memorial Cottage is open to visitors each Sunday between
2.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. or by appointment, phone (03) 5385 2582.
Lake Marma, a scenic lake on the edge of the town, is ideal for
fishing and boating and is well stocked with trout and redfin.
The Barabool Forest Reserve, 7km south of the town, blazes with
wild flowers in Spring.
New Years Day Race Meeting and the Murtoa Cup in June are two highlights
of the local country race calendar.
How to Get There
Murtoa is 320kms north-west of Melbourne
Melways Ref: 520 D8
Marma Gully Antiques
50 Marma St,
Tel: (03) 5385 2422
Horsham Visitor Information Centre
20 O'Callaghan Pde, Horsham
Tel: (03) 5382 1832 Freecall 1800 633 218
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Lake Marma is ideal for fishing and boating.
Murtoa Water Tower Museum.