Towns in Australia

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Terang VIC


Postcode: 3264

Terang is a small Australian town situated in Corangamite Shire in the western district of Victoria, Australia, on the Princes Highway 212 km south west of the State’s capital Melbourne. At the 2001 census, Terang had a population of 1,859.

The first settlement in the area was about 1840. Magnificent avenues of trees were later planted and several of these are now under the protection of the National Trust.

Other features of Terang include a Heritage Trail walk which points out the historic trees and many of the historic buildings and features of the town.

Features to see are the historic Post Office with its clock tower (1903-4), the war memorial, the rose gardens with the band rotunda, and the town’s first church. There is also a beautiful golf course at the western entrance to the town, and an interactive exhibition entitled “Sid Turner”.

To the south of the town centre is a large peat bed unique to the region. In 1933, while dry, the peat bed began burning but became a shallow lake by the 1940s. The lake is now dry and the land is used by the golf club, pony club and croquet club.