Hamilton - VIC

  Population - City

Position

DEG: -37.74334 142.028915
DMS: 37º 44' 36.02" S 142º 01' 44.1" E
UTM: 54 H 5822163mN 590651mE
Altitude: 180.5m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - City

Location

258.63kms West of Melbourne - Driving 293 km (3 hours 38 mins)
438.56kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 509 km (5 hours 52 mins)
726.92kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 1020 km (1 day 3 hours)

Address & Contact

33 Station St
Hamilton VIC 3300
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Hamilton is a major centre located in the south-west of Victoria, south of Horsham and north of the coastal towns of Portland and Port Fairy. It is the local centre of a fine wool industry.

Hamilton features attractive tree-lined streets and a commercial centre which is mainly confined to the areas around Thompson Street, Gray Street and Brown Street. Hamilton boasts a couple of impressive churches which can be found at "Church Hill" which is at the western end of Gray Street.

Hamilton offers a number of attractive parks, gardens and recreation areas. The 4 hectare Botanical Gardens were established in 1870 and feature a significant collection of pine and oak trees. The 221 hectare Community Parklands, located at the northern end of town, are an important recreation and conservation asset and include a sporting complex, lakes, and fields of native wildflowers.

Lake Hamilton is located at the eastern end of town and is surrounded by 25 hectares of parkland. The lake's edge adventure playground is located at the end of Rippon Road, adjacent to BBQ and picnic facilities. A boat ramp is located off Mill Road. A walking and cycling track circles the entire lake.

Other attractions in Hamilton include the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, located within one of the airline's original hangars close to Lake Hamilton. The museum celebrates the founding of Ansett Australia in Hamilton in 1935 and displays items from the early days of the Ansett Airlines' operation.

The Hamilton Pastoral Museum, accessed via Hiller Lane, displays historic farm machinery, horse drawn vehicles and other relics depicting early rural life in the area. The Hamilton Art Gallery, in Brown Street, includes collections of paintings by Australian artists as well as ceramics, tapestries and relics from India, China and Japan.

A short drive west of Hamilton on the Glenelg Highway are the Nigretta Falls and the spectacular Wannon Falls, both of which lie on the Wannon River and are best seen after rainfall. South of Hamilton, on the road to Port Fairy, is the Mt. Napier State Park which features the volcanic cone of Mt. Napier - the most recently active volcano in Victoria.

Hamilton is a good base for exploring the Grampians National Park, with the southern end of the park around a 20 minute drive north-east via Dunkeld. Just west of Dunkeld is a lookout allowing visitors to view the park's southern peaks of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt.

Sheepvention, a wool-related trade-show and exhibition is held in the Hamilton Show-grounds in the first Monday & Tuesday of August each year, and attracts up to 20,000 visitors. It has a similar feel to an Agricultural show but is focused on wool and sheep. The Hamilton Agricultural Show is normally held in November.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Hamilton at 10/04:00am EST
Distance from Hamilton 10.96km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
7.6°C2.4°C87%5.6°C1021.9hPa0.0mmE22km/hr
12knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Hamilton Airport
Distance from Hamilton 10.96km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C26.426.724.019.915.712.912.113.315.217.720.923.9
Mean Min. °C10.911.210.28.36.54.94.34.85.86.58.19.4
Mean Rain mm33.924.435.338.149.365.768.478.968.456.548.945.7

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