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Nestled on the banks of the meandering Campaspe River, Rochester stands as the gateway to the mighty Murray River region.

Nestled on the banks of the meandering Campaspe River, Rochester stands as the gateway to the mighty Murray River region.As the birthplace to one of Australia’s finest cyclists, Sir Hubert Opperman and associated with sports brand marketing legend John Forbes, Rochester boasts a wide range of sport and leisure activities and facilities coupled with attractive older buildings being faithfully restored. Learn more about the town’s history by visiting the Oppy, Historical and impressive just-opened Sports Museums.

If you’re into arts, look no further. Rochester forms part of the Silo Art Trail, with a huge nature-based artwork by Jimmy D’Vate in the centre of town. It’s complimented by a new alleyway mural by Tim Bowtell featuring well known Victorian Detective Ron Iddles, and the annually updated Northern Highway Rochester Mural Festival artworks.

Rochester is a town that is just big enough to have everything you need, while being small enough for people to really value a warm g’day. It’s the perfect place to stop and… live like a local.

QUICK STATS

Services include:

  • Hospitality – pubs, bakery, cafes, takeaway
  • Hospital
  • Fuel/service stations
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions – three museums, murals,

Destination highlights-

  • Silo art trail and multiple murals across the township
  • Get around on two wheels - free bike hire at multiple locations across town through the Tiger Bike program
  • History & heritage aplenty – three museums in town spanning local history, sports and heritage

http://www.rochester.org.au/

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