R49 VIC Ouyen to Horsham the Silo Art Trail
Published: 03/01/2021
Silo Art Trail
This route is dedicated to the "Silo Art Trail". The Silo Art Trail is Australia's largest open-air gallery. The route along the silos extends for a length of 200 kilometers and connects Brim with neighboring towns of Lascelles, Patchewollock, Rosebery, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills.

The route provides an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the Wimmera is a region in the state of Victoria covering the arid farming area, recognizing and celebrating the people of the region through a series of large-scale mural portraits painted on grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s. The project saw a team of renowned artists from Australia and around the world visit the region, meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art; each with a unique story about the host city.
The Silo Art Trail was conceived in 2016 after the success of the first silo artwork in Brim. What started as a small community project of 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 and the idea for the "Trail" was born.
The Silo Art Trail originated as a collaboration between Yarriambiack Shire Council, international street art agency Juddy Roller, Victorian Government, Australian Government and GrainCorp, who donated the silos as a canvas for the artists' work.

You can refuel in this route in Sea Lake, after 115 KM, you can also, if you go off the route, make a coffee stop in the town. The next opportunity to refuel, after 300 KM, is in Beulah, here too, if you deviate from the route, you can stop for something to eat and / or drink. And of course you can also refuel in Horsham, just before you get to the end point.

This 4-star rated route follows mostly very good roads, along 8 painted Silos. Be careful, because the wind can be strong in this area.

General info:
Victoria is the smallest state on the Australian mainland. It is located in the southeastern corner of the continent and has a population of over 6.5 million on an area of ​​227,416 km². The border with New South Wales is the south bank of the River Murray. It borders South Australia to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south. Brass Strait lies between Victoria and Tasmania. Victoria, like Queensland, is named after Queen Victoria.

The capital Melbourne with about 70% of the state's population and located on the north side of Port Philipbaai has Australia's busiest container port. The city is the state's economic and cultural center. This town is also home to the State Library of Victoria.

There are wide variations in climate in Victoria, from the moderately humid eastern Gippsland to the snow-capped, nearly 2000 meter high Australian Alps in the northeast, and from the hot semi-desert of the northwest to the lush irrigation areas along the Murray. Mount Bogong is the highest mountain in Victoria.
Gold was found near Raspberry Creek in Victoria in the 19th century. This gold was of very high quality. Hamlets were founded along the brook. The hamlet of A1 Mine Settlement takes its name from this period.

The area was already inhabited when the first Anglo-Australians settled there in 1803. In 1835 John Batman bought from the native population an area on which the city of Melbourne was to be built. In 1851 the area was detached from New South Wales and in 1855 it was given the status of a self-governing colony. A parliament consisting of two chambers was elected. The first Prime Minister was William Haines. In 1901, the six Australian colonies formed the Commonwealth of Australia, and Victoria has been a constituent state of that country ever since.
Working on the Lascelles Silo Art
Mallee Ouyen duststorm
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Horsham, Horsham House Motor Inn
Silo Art Trail
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Planning to tour Australia by motorcycle? Read the five tips below carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance exactly where you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot on the bike, so only take what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rental:
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Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane quickly, and very easy to use. There are no toll booths, so you cannot pay on the spot. The toll must be paid by yourself by telephone and credit card within three days of using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental motorcycle, you will receive all information about this. It is a simple system but it requires action on your part to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motorbike:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on site.

The wearing of a helmet is mandatory for the driver and passenger. The helmet must comply with Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if it has a small camera mounted on it, if speakers (Bluetooth) are built in or if the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years of age cannot be carried on the motorcycle. Children 8 years and older may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has held a motorcycle license for more than one year.

Driving side by side:
Motorbikes are allowed to drive next to each other as long as their distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jam:
In Australia, it is permitted to slalom between stationary or slow-moving cars in a traffic jam (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is observed and other traffic is not endangered.

Petrol stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called a servo (derived from a service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called a road house. Pay attention; The number of filling stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel with you. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and check their current fuel prices.

Opening hours:
Gas stations are usually open from 8am to 6pm or 8pm at least. Many petrol stations in larger towns and along motorways offer a 24-hour service or have filling machines. When planning longer trips, keep in mind that outside the major towns and along minor roads, petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays.

Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Tank dispensers:
Major credit cards are usually accepted at filling machines (pay-at-the-pump), but a pin code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because distances between places in Australia are long and gas stations in the outback may not always have enough fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory) In this collection you travel through:

State on Territory: Northern Territory (NT)
Capital: Darwin
Area in km2: 1,349,129

State in Territory: Victoria (VIC)
Capital: Melbourne
Area in km2: 227,416

State in Territory: Western Australia (WA)
Capital: Perth
Area in km2: 2,529,875