Tucked away in a tiny little country town of Regional Victoria is this beautiful water tank art. The artist Damian Arena has captured the Black Saturday bush fires. In 2019, Damian created the mural to mark the 10th anniversary of the fires which destroyed 7086 hectares and 14 homes in Redesdale. The fire storm took the lives of 173 people, thousands of live stock, thousands of homes were destroyed and more than 400,000 hectares were burnt. What a horrific experience this would’ve been to the locals of this gorgeous country town and surrounding areas.
Redesdale was once a town that flourished during the gold rush days and serviced the merino wool industry in the 19th century. Today it is a lovely place to stop for a refreshment to break your journey. There is a hotel which looks a beautiful place to stop and grab a bite to eat, however when we passed through it was closed. For us on this occasion it was a toilet pit stop and a stroll around the water tank art.
Regional Victoria has so much to offer, whilst exploring North East Victoria take the time to check out some of the other attractions. Whether your interest is in the silo art trail, street art, or taking time out to camp in the great outdoors relaxing and gazing at the amazing sky full of stars there is something for everyone.
Click on the below links to find out more about some of the nearby attractions.
- Kyabram Water Tank Art, Victoria, Australia
- Picola Silo Art, Victoria, Australia
- Silo Art Trail, North East Victoria
- Tongala Street Art, Victoria, Australia
- Echuca, Victoria
- Waranga Dam, Whroo, Victoria
- Balaclava Mine, Whroo, Victoria
- Murchison, Victoria
- Kirwans Bridge, Victoria
- Rushworth, Victoria
- Bamah National Park, Victoria, Australia
The country town is situated in central Victoria, Australia. 115kms north west of Melbourne, the state capital.
- Approx. 118kms, 1hr 25 mins from Melbourne CBD
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