Merino Old Stock Route Walking Trail

Merino Australia Fenix. Merino is set resting in the gentle rolling hills along the main Old Bullock Track north from Portland. From Heywood turning off...read more.

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Burke Road & Casterton-Portland Road, Merino, VIC, 3310
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Merino is set resting in the gentle rolling hills along the main Old Bullock Track north from Portland. From Heywood, turning off to Casterton at Drumborg was the main old bullock track. This was the only way to access the fertile grazing lands where ‘Merino Downs’, the first station was established in 1837 by Francis Henty.

The Drover’s Nightmare sculpture is located at the starting point for the The Merino Old Stock Route Walking Trail, which follows the designated old stock route, one of Victoria’s oldest and still in use.

The walking trail starts at the edge of Palmers Creek. in Merino. Seating is along the trail, and so are photos from the past to highlight significant sites, and emphasis areas of interest to both locals and visitors alike.

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  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.