The scenic township of Boort is built around Little Lake Boort and has a population of approximately 730 people. Boort, know as The Northern Oasis, is located around a group of waterways and lakes, offering many attractions and ideal filming locations.
Boort was the name given to the area's first station by its owners, Henry Godfrey and Thomas Bear, in 1843. The word supposedly means 'smoke' in the dialect of the local Aborigines. It reputedly referred to the means of communication used by Aborigines from nearby Bald Hill.
Bald Hill, because of its prominent position, was used by the local Aborigines to send smoke messages.
The district was opened to more extensive settlement in the 1870s. The town was originally located on the southern shore of Little Lake Boort, but was shifted to its current location when the railway arrived in 1883.
Places of interest
Little Lake Boort
Leaghur State Park
The Boort Caravan Park is on the edge of Little Lake Boort, with Banyandah Retreat, self catered apartment style accommodation available. The town has two Hotels the Railway Hotel and the Commerical Hotel offering meals and refreshments.
For more information contact the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 03 5494 3489.
|Distance from Melbourne||255 kilometres, 159 miles and 3 hours driving time|
|Road access||Loddon Valley Highway/Boort-Durham Ox Road|