Charlton is a welcoming town on the attractive Avoca River, mid way between Melbourne and Mildura. In the centre of town you will find the Foundry Palms Motel, a comfortable and modern accommodation surrounded by tropically influenced gardens. Treat yourself to an amble down Charlton’s historic High Street and sample some of the local retail outlets and eateries on offer.
Accommodation options are Single rooms (for one visitor), or Double rooms (sleeps 2 persons), Twin Rooms (sleeps 2 persons), Family rooms for larger groups (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children). Additional guests may be accommodated for small fee.
Cots may be provided to motel rooms on request.
The Foundry Palms Motel offers guests spacious comfortable units and the added benefit of kind country hospitality. Set in central Charlton, but amongst the privacy of lush tropical gardens, this accommodation presents a great way to stay and play in the local township.
Find out more about Charlton’s surrounding towns of Boort, Donald, St Arnaud, Wedderburn and Wycheproof. Home to many natural attractions, picnic grounds and opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating.
Charlton is located within the valley of the Avoca River in the foothills of Victoria’s majestic highlands. Known as “The Friendly River Town”, this peaceful and beautiful township is within close proximity to the best attractions the Buloke Shire has to offer.
Charlton town has many historical shopfronts and public buildings to discover. The impressive Mechanic’s Institute Building is home to the Golden Grains Museum, presenting a vast collection of over 3000 artefacts and images capturing Charlton’s early pioneering era through to the present day.
Built in 1883, and lovingly restored in recent times, the Charlton Courthouse is another wonderful historical attraction with a courthouse gallery of photographic displays and regular exhibitions from accomplished local and visiting artists.
Charlton Golf Club is a short drive along the Borung Highway and 4km north-west of town. Founded in 1896, the club is amongst Victoria’s oldest with a primarily flat course amongst dense natural bushland. Whilst operating as a semi-private venue, opportunities still exist to attend and play as a non-member.
Additional 18-hole courses in the region include Warracknabeal to the west of Charlton, or a fun day trip to the Murray River will afford you the choice of three fine golfing greens in Kerang, Cohuna or Barham.
The alluring Rex Theatre, is an art deco treasure on Charlton’s High Street. This handsome theatre and cinema provides entertainment for the rural and regional communities in North-Western Victoria and is run exclusively by volunteers in the region. The Rex offers movie sessions, musical and theatrical performances, exhibitions and delicious candy bar to complete the experience.
Get active amongst the pristine parks and reserves in Charlton and surrounds. Wooroonook Lake is a mere 13km trip to the west of town and has a wealth of campsites and rest areas to enjoy for picnics and BBQ’s at the lakes shoreline. Charlton’s local Rotary Park is easily accessed at the west end of High Street, and a tranquil pretty location to unwind with family or friends.
Athletic interests can be channelled through the sports, recreation and community facility at Charlton Park. Accessed via the Calder Highway, the park includes an AFL/Cricket sportsground, Netball courts, Hockey field, tennis facilities, children’s playground and 9-hole golf course.
A stay in Charlton provides an opportune time to explore local walks and trails. Weave slowly through the River Red Gum and marvel at native wildlife along the banks of the Avoca River arriving at Charlton Weir, a popular site for fishing and canoeing. Springtime at Mount Jeffcott Wildflower Reserve is an explosion of colour with unruly wildflowers carpeting the mountain. An achievable climb to the summit of Mount Jeffcott will afford you dazzling panoramic views of the surrounding plains.