Road trip to the Brim Silos
We LOVE our street art so when Guido Van Helten painted these disused silos in northern Victoria we knew we had to make the trip to see them in person!
They are amazing and well worth the trip to see something so unique. The scale is breathtaking and the setting of remote Brim adds to the drama.
There is parking on site and there is a reduced speed limit in place to make it safer for silo fans. It's always open and there is no charge but there is merchandise available at nearby shops that goes straight into the Brim Community Action Group.
It's a really nice drive through rural Victoria to get to Brim with plenty of things to see and explore along the way.
If you can, eat in Brim or grab some drinks from the general store to support the local community. We visited on a Sunday so the store was closed. Nearby Warracknabeal has plenty of options for a meal, a supermarket, a great second hand shop for more books for the drive home and even a little free library in their community garden.
Driving from Melbourne the most direct route is via Ballarat, Donald and Warracknabeal. It would take approximately 4 hours if you did it direct.
We drove through beautiful Bendigo and Swan Hill on the way there (certainly not the quickest way but we enjoyed it!). Bendigo has the stunning Sacred Heart Cathedral, tram rides, the Chinese Museum and a great playground on the lake. Swan Hill has the Giant Murray Cod, lovely river walks and a big playground along the river.
Between Swan Hill and Brim is Lake Tyrrell which has become a bit of a tourist attraction in recent years, particularly for photographers, for its huge white expanses.
Along the way you can count on the little country towns to have great bakeries, playgrounds to stretch the legs and plenty of quirky little sights.
Tips for a good trip:
1. Take plenty to read, there are long stretches between sights.
2. Be aware that most shops close or have limited hours on Sunday.
3. Have a hardcopy of your map, not everywhere has mobile coverage for Google maps.
4. Keep the petrol tank topped up as you go.
5. Plan regular stops.
Have a great trip!