Travellers Rest Caravan Park

0402 548 347
John Curtin Drive
Charlton Vic 3525

0448 276 631
John Curtin Drive
Charlton Vic 3525

Rex Theatre
The Rex Theatre is the pride and joy of Charlton. Fully restored to its art deco glory, movies are screened three times a week. Regular live shows also take place throughout the year. For more details visit.

Charlton Golden Grains Museum

Housed in the 1882 Mechanics Institute, this award-winning museum has over 3000 local artefacts and photos on display. There is a vast collection of local family history resources as well and if you think you have a long lost relative who may have lived here once, just ask the volunteer on duty to have a look. Open 11-3 on Sundays or by appointment. Ph. 0418 361 971. Entry is $5. Visit for more info.

1 High Street, Charlton (near the roundabout)

Wooroonook Lakes

A natural lake that used to dry up during poor rainfall years, it’s now linked to the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline so it’s kept to a good level for boating and swimming all year round. The main lake features a floating jetty, toilets, showers and electric BBQs. Powered sites are available along with general camping. Payment is made on an honesty system with a donation box next to the amenity block at the entrance. The lakes are located 14k from Charlton, on your left, along the Borung Hwy towards Donald.

Avoca River Walk
The  Avoca River Walk begins just near the swing bridge. The first 500 metres is sealed for easy access and takes you along the river’s edge to Lundy Street, which leads you to Charlton Park. The walk continues on an informal path for 2kms to the Charlton Weir. Along the path are several interpretive signs with images and information on the local birdlife.
Charlton Community Forest
The Charlton Community Forest plantation of 1500 trees, located 1 km west on the Donald Road (Borung Highway), was planted in 1947 by 700 local Charlton citizens on a cold, wet August day.  After 70 years the plantation has never been harvested and is now the home to a variety of native flora & fauna. There are several interpretive signs detailing local flora & fauna.

Other things to do about town

  • River heights of Charlton's worst floods are located by the viewing platform at Travellers Rest.
  • General Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott" Memorial is located in the Elliott Gardens (south of the bridge), the statue and plaques tell the story of his life.
  • Historical information plaques and panels have been attached to Charlton's historic shops and public buildings. Photographic panels are also located throughout the main street.
  • Charlton Weir, built in 1984, is located 1km north of the town just past Charlton Park on the Calder Hwy.
  • Mt. Dooboobetic is located 1km from the town centre, turn left onto the Back Teddywaddy Road (opposite Charlton Park). Dry weather road only.