Warrak/Mt Cole

Overview

Warrak/Mt Cole is set in a beautiful valley, with a mountain backdrop and offers the feeling of peace in a quiet country atmosphere. This predominantly agricultural community offers visitors all of this and more.

Warrak Mt Cole’s proximity to other places of interest link this small part of paradise to the outside world:

  • 25 minutes to the city of Ararat
  • 15 Minutes to the town of Elmhurst, then Avoca and Pyrenees wine district
  • 25 minutes to the town of Beaufort and the railway station

Those who are not engaged in primary industry are mainly employed in the city of Ararat (20 kms)

History

In 1836 Surveyor General of New South Wales Major Thomas Mitchell came through the
district and named both Mt Cole and the Pyrenees Ranges.

Mt Cole Warrak A history and its people - a book complied by local residents Margaret Beattie and Bronwyn Shalders (1) describes “back in the 1860’s of several sawmills operating supplying timber to the Goldfields of Ballarat ... and also other areas of Victoria which were being opened for settlement”.