It's magic when you find somewhere unlike anywhere you've been before. Cactus Country is under two hours drive from Melbourne but it's a world away.
Here you'll find of hundreds of cacti up to 50 years old and amazing artwork from a resident artist that paints every surface they can get their hands on. Paths wind through the plants and your written guide gives you all the details if you want to recreate the vibe at home. We spent over an hour just wandering around the gorgeous gardens, there is so much to see!
The cafe offers all sorts of things but you should focus on the cactus cake and cactus ice cream because where else are you going to find that?
Cactus Country is located in Strathmerton, just down the road from Sheparton. It's a great detour on the way to Albury or Sydney.
Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $4 for school aged children.