Bendigo (66km from Corop, Population: 76,051)
Bendigo owes its origins to the goldrushes of the 19th century and is full of treasures relating to this: Central Deborah Gold Mine, Chinese Joss House and Golden Dragon Museum show the Chinese heritage of the area of that time, many fine colonial buildings and the Bendigo Pottery are among the many other attractions. Add to this a fine art gallery, many excellent cafes and restaurants and a vibrant wine region…
A quiet little wheat town on the Bendigo-Rushworth road and central to many of the fine vineyards in the area. The town has an active local community, including the Colbinabbin Footbal and Netball Club.
Echuca & Moama (45km from Corop, Population: 15,689)
Situated on a curve of the Murray River, Echuca and Moama have lots to offer in the way of relaxation and stimulation for the traveller — riverboat rides on a balmy evening, golf courses aplenty, historic offerings, comfortable accommodation and fine food outlets, to name just a few…
Elmore (21km from Corop, Population: 694)
Elmore is located on the banks of the Campaspe River and the Northern Highway, midway between Bendigo and Echuca. An annual display of agricultural equipment and services is held in this little town on the banks of the Campaspe River at the famous Elmore Field Days. Catch up with the past and present at the Campaspe Run Rural Discovery Centre — an historical museum featuring agricultural machinery from yesteryear and exhibits on the pioneers way of life — and find out more about the wonderful effects of Elmore Oil…
A small agricultural township whose main claim to fame is the monthly Girgarre Farmers’ Market, which is held every second Saturday of the month. Annual events include Jigarre Jammin’ in September and the Girgarre Moosic Muster in January.
Heathcote (56km from Corop, Population: 1,572)
Well known for its vineyards and wineries, a town with purportedly the longest main street in Victoria… Heathcote holds the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival every October to showcase the fine olive oils, wines and other gourmet foodstuffs of the region…
Kyabram (39km from Corop, Population: 5,623)
A vibrant town which list the Kyabram Fauna Park among its attractions…
Rochester (16km from Corop, Population: 2,830)
Birthplace of Sir Hubert Opperman, one of the world’s great cyclists, with the local Oppy Museum dedicated to his memory, Rochester is a tidy little town home of many historic buildings, coffee shops and the Campaspe River Walking trail along the banks of the Campaspe River…
Rushworth (33km from Corop, Population: 1,040)
An old goldmining town on the edge of an ironbark forest and near the Waranga Basin, Rushworth retains much of its original character and has many attractions relating to its history—a must-visit location.
Shepparton (55km from Corop, Population: 38,773)
A major commercial centre which also offers many cultural attractions including the Shepparton Art Gallery, the Mooving Art cows located throughout the town and the annual SheppARTon Festival, featuring both national and international theatre and dance companies, as well as writers, thinkers, painters and poets…
Stanhope (18km from Corop, Population: 520)
Stanhope is a small, welcoming, rural town that services the local farming district and offers a pleasant food and drink stop for travellers in the town centre….
Waranga Basin (50km from Corop)
Waranga Basin is an irrigation storage and a popular location for camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing.
Population figures are based on ABS 2006 Census data