Three Day Tour
Passengers returned home yesterday from the inaugural Christian’s Bus Co Silo Art Trail, we hope you all enjoyed yourself.
Departing from people’s hometown throughout Victoria the tour kicked off with a morning tea in Beaufort, which was timely for the daffodil display in the central gardens. With all remaining passengers on board from Ararat, we ventured North towards the first silo’s at Rupanyup & Sheep Hills:
A surprise inclusion on the tour, but one to remain for all future tours was the Stick Shed in Murtoa. Such an amazing story of community spirit in the toughest times imaginable, this shed has now been included on the National Heritage List.
After our first night in Horsham, we headed off to see the remaining four silo’s of the original silo art trail; Rosebery, Brim, Patchewollock and Lascelles. We found the perfect place for morning team and lunch nestled in amongst the campers at Lake Lascelles.
Being there in person helps appreciate just how remote these regional towns are. All of the silos have billboards to explain who the artists are and who the amazing people are painted on the silos. It really was a breathtaking few days, made particularly special with the canola flowering during the first week of Spring.
For the last day of the tour, we are just too close to Halls Gap to pass by the opportunity for a trip up to Boroka lookout and lunch in at the stunning Halls Gap. Following this our luxury coach started making drop offs for feeder buses back to Warrnambool, Terang & Camperdown. Our bus made a final drop off in Geelong before terminating back in Ocean Grove. All people seemed to enjoy the free home pick ups and drop offs within their home town, whilst some people from Melbourne were able to join the group after taking a V/Line train to Geelong/Ararat.
All future tours for the Silo Art Trail and many other places can be Seen Here. We will be updating this for 2019 around the 26th October 2018, in conjunction with the tours launch in Geelong. (per normal buses will be running from regional towns for the tours launch, so please keep an eye out for more information to come). There are some more high res photos on our facebook page.