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Cavendish is a tiny township (population 454) near Grampians National Park in Wimmera, Victoria, Australia.


Wannon River

Cavendish is a tiny agricultural settlement surrounded by sheep farms. The village has four churches, a memorial hall, a brew pub, a general store, a recreation park and a school (with 32 pupils in 2014).

Get in[edit]

Cavendish is 26 km (16 mi) N of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians by motorcar.

There is no train; a line from Hamilton to Horsham (which reached Cavendish in 1915) was removed in 1975.

Get around[edit]


Watch the sheep grazing. There's lots of sheep.


  • Settlers Walk. Riverside trail with 8 picnic table areas, several board walks, 2 footbridges and brief local history stories on plaques affixed to volcanic rocks situated along the river.



  • Bridge Café, 7 Scott St, +61 3 5574 2154. Food, drinks, bait, ice.
  • Cavendish Café, at general store. Claims to make the biggest hamburger in Australia, at 4 kilograms (8.8 lb) and $39 (refundable if anyone can finish the meal in an hour).




There is a post office in the village.

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