Great Outdoors

The towns of the Wimmera have beautiful and accessible walking and cycling tracks, which make getting active a very easy thing to fit into the day.

You will see large groups of lycra-clad cyclists most mornings, as well as people walking by the rivers and lakes.

Bushwalking and camping are also popular activities and great, affordable family outings and the Wimmera has some magnificent landscapes to explore.

Our lakes and rivers are also very popular, with the summer months seeing boats, waterskis and swimming costumes in almost constant use.

There are a few safety rules to remember when outdoors:

  • Be careful when swimming in rivers, lakes and dams and check the depth of the water and for submerged objects before entering.
  • Always supervise children who are swimming or who are near water.
  • Avoid swimming, fishing and bushwalking alone. Tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back. Take plenty of food and water.
  • Wear hats or caps on sunny days to avoid sunburn and skin cancer. This is especially important for young children and many schools will insist on sunhats being worn throughout the summer months.
  • Wear protective sunscreen. This can be purchased from a chemist or supermarket.
  • Take notice of weather forecasts. Open fires and barbeques are not permitted on total fire ban days.