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The Silo Art Trail, Modern wheatfields silos 4 days 3 nights

Silo Art
short break Trail, Victoria

JOURNEY OUTLINE
TRIP PROFILE
Trip Length:4 days, 3 nights
Start:Horsham or Melbourne
Finish:Horsham or Melbourne
Best time to visit:Year round
Route map:Melbourne, Rupanyup, Minyip, Sheep Hills, Warracknabeal, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum, Brim, Rosebery, Woomelang, Lascelles, Patchewollock, Nullawil, Melbourne
Hightlights:
  • Art as a message of change
  • Art embracing the Aussie story, urban Australia is invited to read the silo narrative
  • Feel good factor visiting our backyard. Locals spending visitor dollars locally.

 

NOTE: Map excludes starting towns, Melbourne, Rupanyup

ROUTE MAP
PROPOSED ITINERARY
About Trip
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The Silo Art Trail
Why bother to go all that way to look at some Silos?

Formally disused silos are finding new life as repurposed massive outdoor canvas for art. Silo art has caught the imagination of creative spirits and can be found throughout Australia. Rural and urban are linked through rural street art. This stimulates urban Australians to travel through their rural communities, connecting with the silo art message of rural resilience and the fate of some small towns.

Brim Silos Sunrise, Silo Art Trail, Victoria @Pale Blue Dot Photography

Day 1
Silo Art Trail
Rupanyup Silo Art

There is a sensation of decline in the small towns evident by the peeling paint and closed businesses. Enormous road trains thunder through the towns as change agents passing the towns, loaded with grain for the consolidated grain distribution centres. Yet, there is a dignity in the towns and a desire to record the town’s heritage.

A historical post office building, Rupanyup

Stay

Creekside Hotel in Warracknabeal @crebrokers

Overnight Creekside Hotel in Warracknabeal.

Option of Mallee Bush Retreat on the shores of Lake Lascelles, mini silo styled chalets located in a powered camping ground. Mallee Bush Retreat has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Hopetoun has a Community Hotel which serves meals and offers standard accommodation.

Day 2
Silo art
Brim, Rosebery...

Brim, Rosebery, [Hopetoun], Woomelang, Lascelles, Patchewollock, Sea Lake, Lake Tyrrell and Swan Hill. Quirky corrugated sculpture, Silo art, a photography moment at Victoria’s largest salt lake and perhaps time to visit a pioneer museum and then Swan Hill with its regional art gallery.

The Silo Art Trail, Modern wheatfields silos

Stay

Best Western Burke and Wills Motor Inn @Best Western

You can choose between a comfortable motor inn or a camping ground with a front row seat to the Murray River.

  • Best Western Burke and Wills Motor Inn, 370 Campbell Street, Swan Hill Four-star motel located close to the train station and most of the town’s attractions. Has an onsite restaurant (Charlie Grays), Wi-Fi, pay TV and an outdoor pool.
  • Riverside at the camping grounds BIG4 Riverside could not get any better for a front row view of the Murray.
Day 3
Swan Hill
In depth exploration

A gigantic Murray Code signals the border with NSW and the good opportunities for fishing, boating and water sports. Swan Hill is less than 95,000 people, with gardens and trees framing its main street. The Murray River defines the town as a historic inland transport link, now a contemporary place where nature and landscapes deliver contrast between urban and rural for visitors and locals alike. Swan Hill in depth exploration, moving to Nullawil to view the latest Silo Art installation then back to Melbourne.

Swan Hill Bridge @visitswanhill

Stay

BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill @BIG4

Your second night where you have chosen between a comfortable motor inn or a camping ground with a front row seat to the Murray River.

  • Best Western Burke and Wills Motor Inn, 370 Campbell Street, Swan Hill Four-star motel located close to the train station and most of the town’s attractions. Has an onsite restaurant (Charlie Grays), Wi-Fi, pay TV and an outdoor pool.
  • Riverside at the camping grounds BIG4 Riverside could not get any better for a front row view of the Murray.
Day 4
Return to Melbourne
2 Silos on your way

Return to Melbourne viewing two Silos on your way back. Take your time and explore the small towns you pass by. Any interesting finds please do not hesitate to comment as we all would like to know.

Mid-Late afternoon departure from Swan Hill.

The Silo Art Trail of the Wimmera Mallee @Inspiring City

Travel pack information

Drive thru stringy bark Silo trail roads, Australia

  • Home for Silo Art Trail, description of artists and the story behind each installation.
  • Classic weekend of one night, two days remove Hopetoun and Swan Hill from itinerary collapsing day two and three into one day. Day two Brim, Rosebery, Lascelles, Patchewollock, Sea Lake, Nullawil and Horsham/Melbourne.
  • Swan Hill is a delightful vibrant rural town, you could be tempted to stay an additional night. Please comment if this happened and what you enjoyed about your Swan Hill stay.
  • Allow between 10-15 minutes viewing for each Silo.
  • Silos are in exposed areas ensure you are protected from sunshine and/or brisk winter breezes.
  • Silo Art Trail, Malle information brochure
  • Remember to check opening hours before departing for must see destinations.
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