Natimuk is a town of about 450 people in western Victoria, Australia. It is located about 300km northwest of Melbourne. A further 10km west of natimuk is one of Australia’s best climbing areas, Mt Arapiles.
Natimuk has traditionally survived as a rural service centre for the surrounding grain and sheep farming community. More recently it has diversified into tourism and staved off the decline common in other Wimmera towns.
Around 60 rock climbers (locally known as goats) have made Nati their home due to the climbing and lifestyle. Every 2 years, Nati hosts its own arts festival, the Nati Frinj.