Located on the Sunraysia Highway, Woomelang was originally known as “Cronomby” after the natural waterhole that first attracted the early settlers to this area.
When the railway line arrived, the Government constructed earthen dams or “Tanks” as they became known, which are still there today but have been cleaned out and linked together to create a popular picnic area and fishing spot.
Today, the town services a productive farming area, provides a range of excellent community and sporting facilities and is the base for a number of agricultural support businesses.
This photo was taken on the road leading to Woomelang from Hopetoun and shows the wheat crop in the foreground.
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