©

Penshurst trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Penshurst

Penshurst is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area and is located at the foot of Mount Rouse, an extinct volcano. At the, Penshurst had a population of 461. Basic facilities include a hospital with an aged care residency and doctor's surgery, a pub, a hall and two schools – one a state school, the other a Catholic school – the state school has approximately six children, the Catholic school about 30.HistoryThe town was settled in the 1850s, the Post Office opening on 1 September 1857. In 1852 German Lutherans led by Johann Friedrich Krummnow founded a community named Herrnhut located near Mount Rouse about 8 km from Penshurst – the group adhered to the principles of shared property and fervent prayer. Krummnow died there in 1880 and the community had disbanded by 1890.Penshurst is located in an area littered with basalt stones up 2m long from the Mount Rouse volcano. These are known locally as the stony rises, the technical name being "breached barriers", having been formed from collapsed lava tubes. Features similar to the stony rises may be observed in other areas of south-west Victoria where there is a history of volcanic activity. The north east side of Mount Rouse is used as a quarry and crushed for road making scoria.There were instances in the 1970s where bushfires triggered peat fires beneath the stony rises which burnt for a number on months. A fire watch building is located at the top of Mount Rouse.
Make your own Penshurst vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Australia vacation trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Penshurst

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Penshurst

Melbourne Best for: Museums, Parks, Shopping Torquay Best for: Scenic Drive, Adventure, Spas Ballarat Best for: Historic Sites, Museums, Nature Warrnambool Best for: Nature, Museums, Parks Halls Gap Best for: Trails, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature

Where to stay in Penshurst

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Grampians

21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Halls Gap BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Halls Gap BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ararat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans