"MERINO!" Merino by balhannah

Merino Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 14 photos


Merino was established in 1837, when Francis Henty, brother of Victoria's first permanent settler Edward Henty, established Merino Downs station.

It became a bustling town, with four pubs and a butterfat exporter, selling directly and exclusively to the UK.

As rural populations dropped, Merino started to decline, and now has only 200 people as its population

Are you still with me on my 11,500km road trip of southern Australia. I hope so, as we still have some great places to see.
Our next stop is at the pretty, rural town of CASTERTON, in Victoria.

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  • Last visit to Merino: May 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2012
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