St Arnaud is a former gold mining town, which now supports agriculture industries of sheep farming, wineries and grain growing. The town itself is partially surrounded by forest.
Wineries in the area include Kara Kara Estate in St Arnaud, Sally’s Paddock in Redback, and a little further south many wineries at Moonambel (closer to Avoca). See more information on yelp: www.yelp.com.au/search?cflt=wineries&find_loc=Saint+Arnaud+Victoria+3478%2C+Australia .
The town centre has many historic buildings from the gold mining era, attractive gardens and parks, and sporting facilities.
The town of Stuarts Mill, where gold was first discovered in 1861, is 23km south of St Arnaud, and some old buildings also remain there from its mining days.
For more information on St Arnaud see www.travelvictoria.com.au/starnaud/ .
Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Please contact the health services directly for accommodation booking.
St Arnaud: Motel St Arnaud – see www.motelstarnaud.com.au/
Donald: Donald Motor Lodge – see www.donald.org.au/where-to-stay/item/donald-motor-lodge
Charlton: Charlton Motel – see www.charltonmotel.com.au/
Wycheproof: Mount Wycheproof Motor Inn – see www.arrahotels.com.au/mount-wycheproof-motor-inn
For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.
Tourist information: see www.wimmeramalleetourism.com.au/and select the appropriate town.
More links have been provided in the relevant information pack.
Thanks to mattinbgn for the use of pictures.