Hamilton Victoria

Cavendish wetland


Situated on the Wannon River, Cavendish has examples of early settlers’ cottages from the early years when pastoralists came looking for prime grazing country.

The Settlers Walk provides a pleasant trek beneath magnificent red gums along the banks of the Glenelg River. The stories of local legends are told on plaques along the walk and the restored settlers cottage provides a glimpse of a by-gone era.

The Cavendish Settlers Cemetary is on the river bank. The graves date back to 1849.

Gemstone and crystal fossicking is also popular. Good crystals have been found by digging at the fossicking Reserve. A fossicking License can be obtained from the Department of Primary Industries.

Cavendish is on the western side of the Grampians National Park. A short drive to the north is the Rocklands Reservoir – renowned for fishing and swimming.