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Cool Country Classics Trentham Inc  Silo Art Trail Tour

May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018 all-day
Cool Country Classics Trentham Inc  Silo Art Trail Tour

Cool Country Classics Trentham Inc
Silo Art Trail Tour
(Taking in Woods Bros. Museum in Rupanyup – a must see)

Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May 2018

Welcome to the Silo Art Trail Tour and the Club’s first weekend away as a group with fellow member’s and friend’s.

The Silo Art Trail is a tourism initiative developed by the small towns in the Wimmera-Mallee Region of North Western Victoria to breathe life back into struggling regional communities and has been a wonderful success.

The disused silos were made available by Grain Corp who partnered with Yarriambiack Council to deliver the 200klm Silo Art Trail.. With funding from Creative Arts Victoria and the Australian Government, the trail has grown to six painted silos and has transformed this region of Victoria.

International artist’s have been joined by local artist’s and street artist’s to create this trail, with each silo depicting local people and relationships to the particular area.

Cool Country Classics and their friends are joining the growing trend of Car Club’s enjoying classic motoring together while supporting these small towns in the area.

The itinerary is attached, noting carefully the arrangements of Motel Bookings.

Any questions, please contact me.

Ross  0427 368 109 or 54241509


Friday 11th May  (Approx 196 Klm’s in total)

Meet at Trentham Station by 10.00am for a 10.30am departure.

We will travel via Daylesford and Newstead to Maryborough for a short break. Coffee/ Toilet

From Maryborough, we will go on to St Arnaud, taking the road less traveled  via Natte Yallock. Enjoy St Arnaud, taking in it’s history and beautiful old buildings, have lunch in any of the cafe’s or bakery and then at your leisure, travel on to Donald for our first night. Check in to your Motel and have a stroll around town, taking in the well marked historic plaques on many of the buildings.
Happy Hour at the Motel from 5.00pm ( BYO Drinks & Nibbles ) Dinner is your choice and the local hotel has a typical bistro and is happy to set us up in a separate dining room, if you wish.

Saturday 12th May (Approx 313 Klm’s in total )  – a longer day due to accommodation limitations

Depart Motel at 9.30am

We will travel to Lascelles via Birchip. (112 Klm) The Silo here is painted by street artist, Rone.
From Lascelles, we will travel 26 Klm to Hopetoun for a coffee break.

From Hopetoun, we will travel 63 Klm to Warracknabeal, taking in the silo’s at Rosebery ( by Melbourne street artist Katie Kaffeine) and Brim (the first of the silos painted by Brisbane street artist Guido van Helten).
Lunch will be your choice here at Warracknabeal.

We will depart Warracknabeal (at a time determined by our arrival time ) for Stawell  ( 112 Klm,s), taking in the silos at Sheep Hills (by a international artist Adnate) and Rupanyup (by Russian artist Julia Volchkova)

Check in to the Motel then be free to take a look around Stawell at your leisure. A pickers market is located a short stroll from the Motel.  Happy Hour at the Motel from 5.00pm (BYO Drinks & nibbles)
Dinner is your choice again.

Sunday 13th May

Depart Motel at 9.30am for a short drive back to Rupanyup and to the Wood’s Bros Farming & Heritage Museum and take a walk back in time where the past is the present for all to see –
You will experience what our forefathers enjoyed as you visit the Grocer, Chemist, Boot Maker, Post Office, Newsagent, Butcher, Paint Shop and more.
In the midst of stationary engines, tractors, farming tools and implements you will also find earliest sewing machines, washing machines & vacuum cleaners and much more.
The Woods Museum is a must for all to see. Entry is $10 per person and includes tea & coffee & biscuits.

From Rupanyup, we will travel via St Arnaud, this time through to Avoca for a lunch break.
From Avoca we will travel via Talbot, Clunes, Smeaton, Daylesford and then home to Trentham


Motel Rooms are reserved under Cool Country Classics Car Club Trentham. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE MOTELS DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING

All rooms will only be HELD until 15th March and then will be released.
WE NEED YOU TO COMMIT to this trip now to ensure it is successful.


1. Donald Motor Lodge, 20 – 34 Woods Street (Phone 5497-1700 or email donaldmotorlodge@bigpond.com)
(12 rooms available and first choice)
-3 Family two bedroom units – sleep up to five – good for singles or couples sharing
-1 Family (two queen beds/ one single – sleeps up to five
-6 Queen & one single – sleeps up to three
-2 Queen – sleeps two
(Costs – 1 $110 / 2 $130 / 3 $ 145 & family rooms depend on numbers in rooms)

2. Riverside Motel, 3 Woods Street (across road) – Phone 5497-1488 or email donaldriversidemotel@westnet.com.au
(7 Rooms available)
-2 Queen Rooms & one Single – sleep up to three
-4 Queen Rooms – Sleep two – (additional fold up beds can be added if required)
-1 Family Room – Queen Bed & 2 singles – sleeps up to four
(Costs – From ($120 Double with extras additional )

Further accommodation is available at Hotel if required.


1. Hi-Way 8 Motor Inn – 28 Western Highway – Phone – 5358-2411 or email hiway8@bigpond.net.au
(17 Rooms available & first choice)
.Twin Rooms – One Queen & one single – sleeps up to 3
.Double Rooms – One Queen – Sleeps 2
.Family Room – Queen & two singles – sleeps up to 4
.Two Bedroom – Two Queens & two Singles – Sleeps up to 6
(Costs – from $108 Double with extras additional )

2. Stawell Motel – 21 Western Highway (opposite) Phone 5358-2041 or email motelstawell@westvic.com.au
(16 Rooms available)
.7 Doubles – One Queen Bed – Sleeps 2
.5 Twins – One Queen & one single or Two Queens – sleeps 3
.4 Family Rooms – One Queen & Two Singles – sleeps 4
(Costs from $105 double)


All the groundwork is done, so now it is up to you. Certainly hope you can make this trip a success

Please read carefully, particularly noting the Motel Booking Arrangements. The Motels can only hold the bookings open for 2 weeks (until 15th March), due to worker requirements in the area.

YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE MOTELS DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING BY 15TH MARCH, as the rooms will be released after that date.



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