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Visit Penshurst

There are many beautiful walks around Penshurst. Glimpse our historical bluestone buildings and read their history. Climb Mt Rouse from base to the heights (or drive up and climb the stairs - the views are magnificent). Visit our delightful Botanic Gardens and relax in the gazebo by the lake, or have a barbeque while your children play on the playground.

Stop for coffee at Bagdad Cafe, open Friday to Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm, or BurnBrae Tea Rooms by appointment, or every day at the Newsagent & Takeaway 7.00am - 7pm. Grab the makings for lunch or dinner there, at our Supermarket & Liquor store, or have dinner at the Penshurst Hotel, open Friday and Saturday nights.

Drop into the Volcanoes Discovery Centre and collect a walking map and other tourist information about the region. The Centre itself is fascinating. Explore the history of the town and learn about the volcanoes across Western Victoria. Ours is not the only dormant one around. Have a private wander, or bring a group. The Centre opens seven days a week by appointment, and 10.00am - 4.00pm Friday - Sunday, and can cater for up to 80 people at a time. Group bookings can include talks about the region and the creation of volcanoes, and a guided tour of Mt Rouse, to explain the geographical features. We cater to all ages and walks of life, from school groups, to vintage car adventurers and everyone in between.

Historical Penshurst begins at the Volcanoes Centre (the old Shire Offices) and continues into our Courthouse, which is open the 1st Saturday of each month 9.30 - 12.30. Historical records of the region are available by contacting the Mt Rouse & District Historical Society.

And for those who love nature, visit Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve on the outskirts of town. Take a camera and enjoy the peace and quiet watching the birds and animals thrive in their natural environment.

Accommodation includes four beautiful Bed & Breakfasts and our caravan park. Bring your caravan, park in our Gardens and enjoy your stay as you explore Penshurst and the Volcanic region of Victoria.

 
Our Natural Wonders
 
Mt Rouse



Our distinct Volcano
Is it extinct or only sleeping
.. and the view from the top is amazing
   
Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve



is spring fed and provides habitat and
summer refuge for flora and fauna,
in particular wetland birds.
   

Penshurst Botanic Gardens



... and superb wetlands. Come and stroll
the grounds, stop for a moment,
a day or the night at our caravan park.
Barbeque facilities available.


 
Our Places of Interest

 
Volcanoes Discovery Centre



Open Friday - Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm

 
      
Mt Rouse & District Historical Society



Open on the 1st Saturday in the month
9.30am - 12.30pm
Visit their websites Old & New


 
And stay a while - Accommodation


 


Burnbrae Homestead
Bed & Breakfast
03 5576 5590


 
   

Stonefield Wines
Vineyard and
53 Country
Bed & Breakfast
03 5576 5378

 
    

Maween of Penshurst
Self Contained
Apartment
03 5576 7285

 
    

Parkview Stay
Self Contained House
0418 817 134

 
    

Penshurst Caravan Park
Powered & Unpowered
Sites Only
Pet Friendly
03 5576 5220 BH
 
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