Mention field days to any Victorian bushie and he immediately thinks of Elmore.
Set exactly halfway between Bendigo and Echuca at the point where the Midland Highway becomes the Northern Highway, Elmore might be small, but come October more than 60,000 visitors flood the town for the annual Field Day which is Victoria’s oldest and largest agricultural expo.
For the rest of the year, Elmore is a pleasant, sports-conscious village where you can catch up with the past and present at the Campaspe Run Rural Discovery Centre.
Anglers have the choice of dangling a line in the Campaspe River, in the Waranga-Malee irrigation channels which fan out from the Campaspe Siphon, taking the half hour drive north to the Murray or trying their luck in several regional lakes including Thunderbird and Corop.
Bendigo is but a pleasant drive to the south-west and a short detour will take the visitor to the Whipstick State Park.