Idyllic Farm Retreat on the River

Want to escape to a 250-acre farm on the beautiful Wimmera River? Well that's exactly what you get with The Shack. Although it's only 10 minutes from the township of Horsham, it's perfect for those looking for some peace and tranquillity. And importantly for us, doing that with our dogs!

On the property you will find the Wimmera River, cows in the paddocks and a fire pit that's perfect for an afternoon sit-around until the stars fill the night sky. The friendly Jersey cows, the cheeky ponies and the chickens that gave us fresh eggs were all part of the wonderful experience here! But watching a Highland calf, named Hamish, be born was the highlight of our stay.

Things We Did

  • Farm
  • Walk
  • Experience
Farm Life
If you're a bit obsessed with shaggy cows (aka Highland Cows) then this is the place for you! But there's also friendly Jersey cows, the Alpacas named Salt, Pepper & Herb, two cheeky ponies, chickens that take your scraps and give you back eggs, sweet dogs and more! This is one for the kids - including the big kids!...
Walking the Wimmera River
There are kilometres of the Wimmera River to explore. Some directly bordering the farm and throughout the region. Areas along the Riverside section of the river and the Weir make for especially peaceful walks and, of course, they're dog friendly. Be sure to also check out the Framing the Wimmera - one of which features the River....
Bunjils Shelter
There are not too many areas of the Grampians that you can visit with dogs but Bunjil’s Shelter lies outside the protected National Park area and is very special for its Aboriginal history. At Bunjil’s Shelter you’ll find rock art that's thousands of years old and depicting Bunjil. It’s the only known rock art of Bunjil....
Murtoa Stick Shed
The National Heritage Listed Murtoa Stick Shed was built as an emergency grain store built during World War Two. Referred to ‘Cathedral of the Wimmera’ it's unmilled tall timber poles and history created a fascinating place to visit. And it's a dog-friendly attraction....

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