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Pimpinio is a small rural town 18km north-west of Horsham in Victoria. It’s thought that the name comes from an old Aboriginal word referring to “a man that is squatting on his heels”.

The history of this town dates back to around 1870 when a blacksmith’s forge and hotel were first established. Four years later, a school was opened.

Pimpinio Accommodation, Shops, Golf Course, Church, History & Map, VIC

More businesses followed suit as soon as the railway from Horsham to Dimboola was extended. Back then, it was dry agricultural land, though many farmers were successful in running dairy farms and even created a butter cooperative factory.

The best attractions are not too far from the Pimpinio town centre. Check out the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, which has seen recent improvements to provide visitors with even better art experience. The gallery is instrumental in promoting Australia’s diverse art mediums in Wimmera while showcasing the local community’s talent. There are permanent exhibitions, so no matter when you decide to visit, there is a captivating display awaiting you.

Little Desert National Park, just under 20km away, is highly recommended if you love the outdoors. Blessed with a variety of soil types and vegetation, the park has an incredible array of flora and fauna that you’ll encounter during your walks. The best time to visit the Little Desert National Park is between winter through summer, as this is when the temperatures are at its best, and the reserve comes alive with the colours of wildflowers in bloom.

If you are looking for a place to stay, there are quite a few accommodation options available in Horsham.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Grampians Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and has visited the Grampians many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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