The soil gets redder as you approach Bollon - a great little western town sitting on the banks of the peaceful Wallam Creek. The free caravan and camping area complete with toilets and showers is the perfect spot to rest up for a few days. From there, take a stroll into Bollon along the new 1.2 kilometre creek-side footpath which is flanked by Aboriginal dreamtime artwork and exercise equipment.
If you do one thing in town, make it the Bollon Heritage Centre. Even the keenest history buff will be pleasantly surprised by the range of artefacts and stories that narrate the town's rural history and Aboriginal culture. Nearby at the Walter Austin Park you'll find the Bollon Returned Servicemen Memorial Wall.
Travellers are well catered for at The Bollon Hotel, which offers accommodation and meals; and also at Deb's Café in the main street, which provides plenty of meal choices and groceries.
For serious campers and Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Thrushton National Park is just 40 kilometres north east of Bollon and accessible via dirt roads.