Attractions

Introduction

There is plenty to do in Charlton whether you just have a few hours or are planning an extended visit. It is the perfect place to stay and explore, providing easy access for day trips to the surrounding towns of Boort, Donald, St. Arnaud, Wedderburn and Wycheproof.

The Travellers Rest in the centre of town is a terrific place to freshen up after a long drive or as a starting point for a wander around the town. Take a stroll along High Street and visit a number of excellent retail outlets and food establishments. Information plaques have been attached to many of Charlton’s historic shops and public buildings, and a series of photographic panels depicting Charlton in earlier times makes interesting viewing. A walk north along the Avoca River amongst the river red gums and native birdlife, will take you to the Charlton Weir about 1km from town.

If time permits, the Golden Grains Museum or the Courthouse Gallery are well worth a visit. You can catch a film or live show at the Rex Theatre or visit the excellent Driver Education Centre. Just out of town on the Borung Highway you’ll find the Charlton Cemetery with a board detailing all of the internments and the Charlton Golf Course, abounding with native flora and fauna. The Wooroonook Lakes located 13km along the Borung Highway is a tranquil spot and further on, the Mount Jeffcott wildflower reserve is a great spot for hiking.

Travellers Rest

The Travellers Rest complex situated on the Avoca River in the centre of town, provides excellent toilet facilities, a children’s playground, picturesque picnic area with ample parking for cars, caravans and coaches. It also has 8 self contained caravan ensuite sites and a free camping area.

Rotary Park

Located on the Avoca River at the west end of High Street, this picturesque spot has BBQ and picnic facilities, public toilets and a small playground. Limited parking is available for cars and small buses.

Wooroonook Lakes

Located 13km west of Charlton, the Wooroonook Lakes were an important source of water in Charlton’s early settlement and the site of plenty of fishing, swimming and boating for over 100 years. Excellent facilities include 10 powered sites, an amenities block, BBQ, playground and a pontoon.