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Marnoo is situated at the junction of the Wimmera Highway and Donald-Stawell Road. It has a population of approximately 80 people within the town and 200 in the local district. The township is approximately 50kms north of Stawell; 40kms west of St. Arnaud; 40kms south of Donald and 90kms east of Horsham.

Marnoo is a smaller, quiet town in the Northern Grampians Shire. It was settled in 1875, making the town over 130 years old. Marnoo is in the heart of Merino and grain country and is the birth place of legendary harness racing trotter Maoris Idol.

Marnoo locals love their town and take pride in the history of the area; they were the 2008 winner of Tidy Towns Award in the Zero Waste category.

Newcomers to the town are made to feel welcome and can become involved with any of the local clubs and committees including the Wallaloo Golf Club, Marnoo Tennis Club, Marnoo Cricket Club, craft group, book club, CWA and Navy Blues supporters group.

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Things to do and see

There are many reasons to visit Marnoo- get lost in the antiques at Emmandee Treasures or take a stroll around historical Marnoo and learn a little about the town and region in our Information Shed.

There are great activities to discover in Marnoo and by appointment, you could indulge in beauty treatments at Puro Cera or go Quail Shooting during March-June, take a farm tour or visit Manna-Gum Alpaca Farm on one of its open days in May, and during October Marnoo hosts Ram Sales.


  • Quail Shooting - March-June
  • Open Days at the Alpaca Farm - May
  • Ram Sales - October