Having been a popular draw card
since its opening. The towns Rotary Club members are responsible for this
enjoyable attraction The railway has been constructed on land which
was originally used as a racecourse. The land has been leased to community
groups, who took up the chance to build the facilities that are here now.
The venue has become popular with young and old and is used for birthday
parties, group events, kindergartens and community activities.The Miniature
steam trains run around the circuit which includes a pedestrian bridge,
Track cross-over, signal station, gazebos and dams. There are two
stations, which includes the original Cobden Railway Station as well as
public toilets and picnic facilities.
South-West Kart Club
Based at Cobden the club was formed in 1992
by a small group of karters with a view to constructing a sprint-kart track
in south-west Victoria. The former Heytesbury Shire offered the land
for the circuit to be built on, For More information.
Telephone.... (03 )5595 1016 or (03) 5594 3201.
Cobden has a 1100
metre all weather airstrip with sealed turntables and Pilot Automatic lighting.
A fisherman's paradise
also exists in the region as many of the lakes and rivers offer good variation
to all anglers. Such waterways as Lake Purrumbete, Lake Elingamite and
the Curdies River have good sized chinook salmon rainbow trout, brown trout
and redfin. Many quality boat ramps exist in the area giving the angler
Set among old gums
and various native flowering trees, the attractive 9 hole Golf Course is
on undulating land dissected by a winding creek. At the clubhouse a bistro
and pokies add enjoyment.
is the home of the Cobden Football, Netball and Cricket clubs. With a two
story Sports Social Club spectators can watch their favourite sports in
absolute comfort. At the rear of the Social Club is 10 tennis courts which
double as netball courts.
The roar of stock
cars, sprint cars and motor cycles excite you as they race at Laang Speedway
(west of Cobden) or at Simpson Speedway (to the east). And while at Simpson,
visit the Heritage Park and see the huge silver ball that cleared the Heytesbury
Forest to make way for dairy farms.
Cobden Recreation Reserve
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Authors:Anton Art & John