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There is history around every corner in Coleraine, an amazing journey for those willing to take the time to learn of the fascinating past of this town. With a settled history dating back almost 200 years, Coleraine is one of the oldest country towns in Victoria. In fact the local cricket club claims to be the second oldest continuous playing cricket club in the world after the Marylebone Club in London. Glenelg Fine Chocolates, the ultimate native garden and vintage cars are just a few of the intriguing prospects that await you in Coleraine.

Local Tips:

  • The Peter Francis Points Arboretum is home to over 500 species of the eucalypt genus thanks to the lifetime work of Peter Francis and the community. It is Australia’s official Eucalypt Collection and an essential visit for anyone visiting Coleraine with even the smallest interest in plants.
  • Relive the nostalgia of early rail travel at the Coleraine Information Centre. The nearby lake is regularly stocked with fish and is the ideal location for a picnic or barbeque.
  • Konongwootong Reservoir, north of Coleraine, is recognised for its indigenous heritage and is a popular site for fishing, walking, bird watching and passive recreation.