Explore our Great Outdoors
Hindmarsh Shire is nestled between the Big Desert and Wyperfeld National Park to the north and the Little Desert to the south. Now largely an agricultural landscape the low, sandy, rolling hills were once covered with Mallee Gums and shrubs evident in the numerous National Parks and reserves throughout the region.
Hindmarsh at times is a harsh environment, with summer temperatures often reaching over 40oC and regular frosts in the winter. This semi-arid region on average receives around 400mm of rainfall per annum. The native trees and shrubs, whose populations have been long shaped by fire, have evolved to withstand these extremes and offer a little slice of the ‘outback’ within Victoria.
These dry and often extreme conditions have shaped not only the natural environment but also led to the pioneering history and agricultural development as machinery and techniques were ‘adapted’ to deal with the challenges of the Mallee.
This is a land of subtleties. When travelling around our region take the time to appreciate the ever-changing landscapes and colours. You may wish to plan return trips to experience the different characters of the environment as the seasons change.