Who are the “2 Lost Aussies”?
We are Andy and Trish, a passionate Australian couple, who enjoys the outdoors and spending time in nature. When we first met we had a few things in common, travel and adventure. We purchased a Toyota Hiace van and converted it to a cosy camper. We recently completed the silo art trail which was amazing.
Starting out with small weekend trips, we now are unstoppable, sneaking off at every chance we get to explore this amazing country of Australia.
What was the main reason you wanted to visit the silos?
We had two reasons to visit Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee region. The first one was to see the amazing country, heritage and rural landscape of Victoria’s west and the second being the amazing silo art trail.
How far does it stretch out? Any tips for people wanting to do this journey?
The Silo Art Trail is a 200 km road trip, with each silo roughly 50 km apart making the Silo Trail Australia’s biggest outdoor gallery.
Rupanyup also has a small mural at the fire station and local pub. There are also a few national parks and a couple of pink lakes not too far from the silo trail which could be easily added to the road trip if time permits.
The township of Brim and Minyip have a $10 campsite, with power, flushing toilets, hot showers, rubbish bins, child’s playground and it’s pet-friendly with plenty of room for campervans and caravans.
How long did it take you to do this trip?
This trip took us 7 days. We left Wollongong on the NSW south coast and travelled to Deniliquin NSW for the night.The next morning we drove on to Patchewollock VIC and the start of our Silo Art Trail. Next was Lascelles Silo, Rosebery Silo, Brim Silo, Sheep Hill Silo and finishing at Rupanyup.
We took one and a half days to complete the Silo Art Trail, spending the night at Brim. After completing the trail we took a couple of days to travel to Broken Creek VIC, along the stunning Alpine Way and the snow-capped Mt Hotham, down to Mallacoota VIV and to Narooma NSW before returning home to Wollongong.
Which was your favourite silo?
All the silos are amazing, how the artists can paint such a large mural on a curved surface and keep the proportions is an amazing feat itself. Trish really liked the Rosebery silo (which is still not yet finished). She says it really captures the western Victoria rural life.
I really liked the silo at Sheep Hill, the Aboriginal faces, colours and star trails really took me to the Aboriginal Dreamtime.
Do you know anything about how the Silo Art Trail came to be?
The idea began in 2015 with the Silo at Brim and since then 6 street artists have been commissioned to take on this massive outdoor gallery to provide an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee. Rosebery is the last silo to be done, with work still being completed now.
We spoke to a few locals who told us they are thinking of expanding the tour by adding a few more silos to the trail. The trail is an amazing road trip of some beautiful art, also great for these small communities with an influx of tourism to the area.
A big thank you to Andrew and Trish of 2lostaussies.com who provide some great information on their blog. Make sure you follow them on Instagram and check out their website so you can keep up to date with their journeys.
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