Rawson a town established for the Thomson Dam construction workers, is now a modern, mountain retreat. Its role today is as a base for nature appreciation and is ideally located for exploring the Walhalla & Mountain Rivers Region.
Rawson is just south of the Thomson Dam and only 15 minutes from the historic town of Walhalla. During the winter months, cross country skiing at Mt St Gwinear is only 20 minutes away and the family friendly snowfields of Mt Baw Baw are just 35 minutes away.
Rawson is well serviced with accommodation options, bars & restaurants and prides itself on being a family friendly destination.
Click here to go to the webcam that has been installed at the dam wall.
The area around Rawson is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Try your hand at bushwalking, fishing, canoeing or river rafting, bird watching or gold panning.
Rawson itself has a great deal to offer - indoor swimming pool (summer months), squash courts, tennis courts, BMX track, indoor basketball and badminton stadium.
A great area for families to get away and enjoy what regional Victoria has to offer.
* PICTURE - Australia Day 2011 - Emergency Services Expo - Dunstan Oval, Rawson