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Dimboola is a town in the Wimmera region of the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Dimboola is served by The Overland train between Adelaide and Melbourne, with two services weekly in each direction. Additionally, by car, it can be accessible via the A8 Western Highway from Melbourne via Horsham and Keith via Nhill.

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  • Apex Park. Site of an old steam train locomotive.
  • Dimboola Court House. Built in 1875.
  • Old Shire Hall. Built in 1877.
  • 1 Pink Lake, Western Highway. A small, circular, salty pink lake on the Western Highway just north of Dimboola in Australia. Granville Stapylton, part of the explorer Thomas Mitchell's 1836 expedition into western Victoria, reconnoitred Pink Lake on 20 July 1836. The lake received its name from its distinctive pink colour. The brightness of the hue varies according to the level of rainfall. Until the 21st century, it was assumed that red algae created the pink hue; however, recent research reported by Australian Geographic describes the colour as result of a pigment produced by the Salinibacter ruber bacteria. A rest-stop overlooks the lake's basin. Salt has been harvested from the lake since the 1860s and on average 20 tonnes a year are harvested by the Mount Zero Olive company working in conjunction with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council. Commercial harvesting stopped in the 1970s but was resumed after negotiations between the Victorian State government, the Barengi Gadjin Land Council and the Mount Zero Olive Company in 2009.

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Routes through Dimboola
AdelaideNhill  W The Overland route icon.png E  HorshamMelbourne
AdelaideNhill  W Australian National Route A8.svg E  HorshamMelbourne


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