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The Kerang Turf Club is proud of its beautiful green surrounds and facilities making it the perfect place for patrons to join together and celebrate what truly is a 'Great Day Out' in Kerang. Our two race meetings held throughout the year are a highlight on the Kerang social calendar and we encourage you to visit both of our great days.
Easter Saturday each and every year Kerang comes alive as the annual Cup Meeting is held. Attracting both locals and those in town and camping on the river, this day provides great horse racing action, free children's entertainment, quality fashions on the field and great hospitality options. Enquire today about spending your Easter Saturday at the races in Kerang.
Boxing Day is the one day of the year when everyone is home celebrating with family & friends, and it's the races on this day were we all re-unite and catch up on old times. This is the perfect way of getting out and about when your'e looking for a way to entertain your family after a day at home for Christmas. Enjoy all the horse action while the live entertainment and great fashions keep you coming back each and every year.
Enquire with us today about enjoying one of our great days by phoning 0458 291 892. We look forward to seeing you in Kerang.
Membership not only gains you entry to both of our wonderful race meetings but it also goes a long way towards supporting your community and ensuring the survival and success of the club into the future.
Membership is $25 for a single and $40 for a double. For membership forms email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0458291892
For further details, call Scott McCallum 0458 291 892
This region could well be called the Lakes District of Victoria. In the 40 km betweenKerang and Lake Boga there are 57 lakes making it the destination of thousands of water birds. The river channel has branched numerous times, creating a maze of meandering tributaries. Many of these lakes are also the destination of duck shooters and holiday-makers, seeking to relax and enjoy the many water-based recreational activities.
Kerang is also the centre of a rich and varied agricultural region of cattle and sheep grazing, dairying, with vineyards and orchards on the river flats. Dairying is widespread as evidenced by dairy factories at Leitchville and Cohuna, and seemingly hectares of cows. Nearby are the extensive wheatlands of the Mallee.
The Lookout Tower is on the Murray Valley Highway. This former water tower, built in 1883, dominates the town. It was converted to a lookout in 1973 and named after Henry Lester Smith, a well-known pioneer of the region and Kerang Shire councillor. Today it is home to the Kerang Lapidary Club which has established an extensive display of minerals, fossils, shells and gemstones on the levels above the ground floor.
Visitors are encouraged to climb to the top of the tower to view the exhibits and survey the fine view of Kerang and the surrounding lakes. At the base of the tower is a collection of steam-driven farm machinery. The tower is only open by request during visitor centres hours (Not open Sundays). Admission charged. Kerang Water Slide/Olympic Pool Complex, Shadworth Street, is just across from the Lookout Tower.
Riverwood Drive. The extensive exhibition includes antique artifacts and furnishings from the early pioneering days. Although not the original site of the town, Kerang has developed from the site of an inn operated by Woodford Patchell. He was also responsible for considerable developments in irrigation and much of this work, including photographs, is housed in the museum. Open: weekends 1.30-4.30pm. Admission charged.
On the Kerang-Boort Road approximately 12 km south of Kerang is Lake Meran. It is a popular boating, skiing, swimming and picnic area.
Conn Avenue, Murrabit, 28 km north of Kerang. The open-air market, which is held in the Murrabit town square on the first Saturday of each month, attracts people from all over the region. Murrabit is also the final staging point for the Murray Marathon, held on the Murray each December.
Most of the lakes in the region are accessible for boating and other water sports, but restrictions apply in some locations. First Reedy Lake The Apex Recreation Park provides ideal picnic facilities, with the lake being a mecca for water sports of swimming, boating and yachting.
The Kerang Lakes are an ornithologists', naturalists' and photographers' paradise, and Middle Reedy Lake Ibis Rookery, has become recognised as the largest breeding ground in the world for ibis. In spring more than 100 000 birds flock to the area to nest. Little wonder that the ibis has become the symbol for Kerang!
The most popular and rewarding viewing times are at sunset and sunrise when thousands of birds take flight. It is such a peaceful environment, with the silence only broken by the chatter of the birds, that it has a beauty beyond the birds. Be sure to include the camera, telephoto lens and binoculars.
Turn off the Murray Valley Highway 9 km north of Kerang. It is well signposted and ample parking is provided. An elevated viewing hide enables the bird watcher to study the birds without disturbing them. In this region more than 260 species of bird have been recorded. These include spoonbills, swamp hens, sea eagles, kites and of course ducks.
A wildlife sanctuary where boating access is not available.
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|Park Road, Kerang|
Albury (NSW) to Mildura
Via Wodonga, Rutherglen, Corowa (NSW), Mulwala (NSW), Yarrawonga, Cobram, Numurkah, Shepparton, Kyabram, Echuca, Cohuna, Kerang, Swan Hill, Robinvale
Mildura to Bendigo
Via Robinvale, Nyah, Swan Hill, Kerang, Cohuna
Albury (NSW) to Adelaide (SA)
Via Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Shepparton, Echuca, Cohuna, Kerang, Swan Hill, Manangatang, Ouyen, Murrayville, Pinnaroo (SA), Murray Bridge (SA)
All operated by V-Line: http://www.vline.com.au/home/
|From Melbourne take the Calder Hwy towards Bendigo. Take the Maldon/Mildura exit approx 20k before Bendigo. Travel to Bridgewater and turn right at Kerang signs. From there travel 100km to Kerang via serpentine.|
Travel to Kerang from Melbourne on V-line on the Swan Hill route.