Plan your trip
To travel the entire 700-kilometre Silo Art Trail loop, expect to spend several hours on the road.
We recommend staying the night at one or two of our towns and making a few days of travelling the Silo Art Trail and visiting nearby towns and attractions. Just be sure to organise your stay in advance, as it may be hard to find accommodation late at night.
From silo to silo
Once you’re in the Wimmera Mallee, the approximate drive time from one silo to the next is as follows:
Rupanyup to Sheep Hills: 25 minutes
Sheep Hills to Brim: 25 minutes
Brim to Rosebery: 20 minutes
Rosebery to Nullawil: 1 hour
Nullawil to Sea Lake: 40 minutes
Sea Lake to Lascelles: 25 minutes
Lascelles to Patchewollock: 35 minutes
Patchewollock to Albacutya: 1 hour
Albacutya to Arkona: 50 minutes
Arkona to Kaniva: 55 minutes
Kaniva to Goroke: 40 minutes
Goroke to Horsham: 50 minutes
For more details about the area, please see the Wimmera Mallee Tourism website.
The Rupanyup Silo by Julia Volchkova is the closest to Melbourne. To get there, head west over the West Gate Bridge then take the Western Ring Road, towards Horsham. Rupanyup is approximately 300 kilometres from Melbourne and takes approximately 3.5 hours to reach by car.
Once you’ve visited the Horsham Silo Art by Smug, The Rupanyup silo by Julia Volchkova is the closest to Horsham. To get there, head east along the Wimmera Highway, via Murtoa. Rupanyup is approximately 50 kilometres from Horsham and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach by car.
The Patchewollock silo by Fintan Magee is the closest to Mildura. To get there, travel south along the Calder Highway. Patchewollock is approximately 150 kilometres from Mildura and takes around 1.5 hours to reach by car.
The Rupanyup silo by Julia Volchkova is the closest to Ballarat. To get there, head north-west along the Western Highway (M8), then onto the B210. Rupanyup is approximately 180 kilometres from Ballarat and takes roughly 2 hours to reach by car.
The Rupanyup silo by Julia Volchkova is the closest to Bendigo. To get there, head west along the Wimmera Highway (B240). Rupanyup is approximately 170 kilometres from Bendigo and takes about 2 hours to reach by car.
The Kaniva Silo by David Lee Pereira is the closest to Adelaide. To get there, head east to the Dukes Highway and follow signs to Melbourne. Kaniva is approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and takes approximately 3.5 hours to reach by car.
Georgia Goodie artwork, Rupanyup
As a side project of the Silo Art Trail, Melbourne street artist Georgia Goodie painted a mural in Rupanyup, depicting a fire fighter. The mural adorns the town’s old shire office building.
Old shire office building, 59 Cromie Street, Rupanyup
Shawn Lu's Mural, Beulah
Completed in 2022 by artist Shawn Lu, this mural is inspired by images of the artists’ grandmother from the 1930’s, transporting viewers into a time gone by. His signature style is idyllic and comforting, creating a piece that you could stare at for hours. The piece also blends expertly into the existing features of the bank building.
Wall next to the NAB at 65/67 Phillips St, Beulah
SMUG's Mural, Dimboola
Internationally reknowned artist, SMUG, AKA Sam Bates, didn’t stop at the Arkona Silo when he was in town. SMUG painted this 20-metre-long mural in Dimboola in his typical hyper-realism style, expertly portraying a series of Mallee Emu-Wren and native flora, on the tranquil back drop of grain fields. Nestled in the back streets, it’s a real treat to find.
Located along the lane linking Lochiel Street to the rear of the Dimboola Library.
Sheep Art Trail, Kaniva
You’ll never see sheep this colourful! 46 painted sheep are peppered through the town of Kaniva, with each telling their own story. The 900 metre trail will take you from the Kaniva Silo Art, to the Kaniva Wetland and Fauna park, and a bit of everything in-between. It is an excellent way to discover the town and see fantastic local art along the way.
Pick up a map from the Kaniva Visitor Information Centre to find them all.
Lake Corrong Homestead, Hopetoun
Classified by the National Trust, Lake Corrong Homestead is believed to be the oldest original colonial house in the Mallee.
The homestead was built by the Mallee’s first white settler, Peter McGinnis in 1846 and has since been fully restored to its original pioneer state.
90 Evelyn Crescent, Hopetoun
Mini Silo Art Trail, Woomelang
Adding a twist to the Silo Art Trail we all know and love, is the Mini Silo Art Trail in Woomelang. This outdoor art trail features a series of eight mini silos (field bins) that have been transformed into stunning works of art by seven artists, including DVate, Kaff-eine and Andrew J Bourke, and depict endangered wildlife.
The silos are peppered throughout the town and offer visitors the chance to discover captivating pieces of art while exploring the streets of Woomelang, Victoria. Duck into any local business to pick up a map and find them all!
Wood’s Farming and Heritage Museum, Rupanyup
A local museum featuring a huge collection of farming and household memorabilia dating back to the 1920s.
You’ll find everything from old stationary engines, tractors and tools, to vintage farm and household memorabilia. Viewing is by appointment only.
109 Wimmera Highway, Rupanyup
Open by appointment
0427 159 154
Little Desert National Park
Little Desert National Park is a nature lovers wonderland. The well-preserved park is a true insight into desert country. With an incredible array of native flora and fauna, you’ll travel through pure Mallee heathland, rolling sand dunes, and on to the cypress pine and casuarina woodlands in the west, whilst spotting rare and distinct bird life. Excellent for hiking, 4WDing and photographing. For an added treat, camp in the park along the Wimmera River at Horseshoe Bend and spend the night under the stars.
Access via Horseshoe Bend Road, Dimboola
Wyperfeld National Park
Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia’s most fascinating national parks.
The park is home to a string of lake beds connected by the northern extension of the Wimmera River, Outlet Creek, only filling at certain times
of the year.
After heavy rain, the semi-arid landscape is transformed, with tiny desert plants sprouting to cover the ground with clusters of bright native flowers.
Wyperfeld National Park, via Yaapeet
Open March to November
When it’s full of water, Lake Lascelles is a mecca for campers, walkers, swimmers, bird watchers, fishing, boating, nature and water sports enthusiasts. At the lake you’ll find gas barbeques, toilets, a playground, a boat ramp, and general picnic facilities on well-kept lawns. If you’re keen to stay awhile, you’ll find nearby accommodation in the form of cabins, a caravan park, a pub and a B&B as well as unique silo and shed accommodation.
End of Austin Street, Hopetoun
The Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery, linking the Wimmera Mallee’s treasured small towns across 700km through the region.
Providing an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the trail recognises and celebrates the region’s people through a series of large-scale murals painted onto grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s.
The trail has seen internationally renowned artists from Australia and across the world visit the region, meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art, each one telling a unique story about the host location.
The Silo Art Trail was conceived after the development of the first silo artwork in Brim. What started as a small community project by the Brim Active Community Group, GrainCorp, Juddy Roller and artist, Guido van Helten, resulted in widespread international media attention and an influx of visitors to the region. From here, the original Silo Art Trail was born and continues to evolve.
The Silo Art Trail was created as a partnership between Yarriambiack Shire Council, international street art agency Juddy Roller, Victorian Government, Australian Government and GrainCorp, who donated the silos as canvases for the artists’ work.
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