Take time to play tourist in your own backyard and see the local sights

Join in the celebration of the rich heritage of Victoria's Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country's biggest outdoor gallery.
Join in the celebration of the rich heritage of Victoria's Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country's biggest outdoor gallery.

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As tourists, we usually like to head off to the information centre, grab a handful of brochures, have a chat with the local staff, and then head out.

Maybe you don’t travel much, but there’s nothing to stop you being a tourist in your own town.

We can’t know everything even if we are locals, and there must be something in the stories about the places where we live that brings all these people here.

They seem to be having a great time wandering around and taking zillions of photos!

So join in the fun, take a stroll down main street with the Out & About tourist magazine in your hand, and blend in.

You can have a refresher here , to remind you of all the great things in your own backyard. Enjoy!

For ‘real’ tourists, you can join in the celebration of the rich heritage of Victoria's Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country's biggest outdoor gallery.

Horsham in the west of the Grampians is the perfect gateway to cruise from town to town and witness this innovative art project that sees renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat silos into giant works of art.

For more than 100 years Victoria's towering wheat silos have defined the state's rural landscape. And when Brisbane street artist Guido Van Helten created his famous 'Farmer Quartet' on the Brim silos in 2015, it captured the imagination of the town and inspired The Silo Art Trail project.

Now, with the lighting up of the Brim Silos, you won’t have to miss seeing them if you are travelling at night. Be a tourist at any time, and stop to marvel at these beautiful artworks.

The trail brings together internationally recognised street artists – Julia Volchkova, Guido van Helten, Fintan Magee, Matt Adnate, Kaff-eine and Rone – and takes in six of Victoria's smallest towns. Murals in Sheep Hills, Brim, Patchewollock, Lascelles, Rosebery and Rupanyup.

A unique art project that is still evolving, the Silo Art Trail has already revitalised many of these towns and brought thousands of new visitors to the region.