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Myrniong VIC


Postcode: 3341

Myrniong is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is located near the Western Freeway,72 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne and 15 kilometres west of Bacchus Marsh. Situated close by the Lerderderg River, Myrniong has a population of approximately 180. The town is in the eastern area of Moorabool Shire Local government area.

Myrniong was named for the murrnong plant the Aboriginal word for yam-daisy, a popular food source. European settlement began in around 1850 with local farmers producing wheat for hungry gold miners at nearby Blackwood. Later production concentrated on beef and dairy.

Myrniong is known for its many bluestone buildings, including the historic Plough Hotel, established in 1859, and the Anglican church. Other attractions in the area include Pykes Creek Reservior, providing water to the market gardens in nearby Bacchus Marsh and Mount Blackwood, an extinct volcano offering panoramic views over the Wombat State Forest. and Werribee Gorge State Park. An Historic Car Sprint is held in the town each April.