Towns in Australia

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Edenhope VIC


Postcode: 3318

Edenhope is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Wimmera Highway, 30 kilometers from the South Australian border, in the West Wimmera Shire local government area. It has an approximate population of 780.

The town sits on the shores of Lake Wallace, which is home to abundant waterbirds, and is a popular fishing and water sports destination. However due to Australia’s on going drought Lake Wallace is now indeed devastatingly dried up, and thus the waterbird population is near gone. On Lake Street in the grounds of the Secondary College, there is a cairn commemorating the first all-Aborigine cricket team to go to England.The Aboriginal team in question, however, originated from another local town nearby, which goes by the name of Harrow. Harrow also hosts an exhibition of memorabilia of the Aboriginal cricket team. Edenhope hosts a Gourmet Food Day each March and Henley on Lake Wallace is held on the second Saturday in February. The Edenhope races are also considered a memorable event, with many exciting activities exhibited throughout the day. It should also be noted that the food provided on this day, particularly at the Meet and Greet was mouthwateringly brilliant.