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Hamilton, a substantial rural centre between the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road, is located on a volcanic basalt plain 291 km west of Melbourne via the Western and Glenelg Highways. The Wool Heritage Week is held in the last week of July or the first week of August. A trade show called the Hamilton Sheep-vention is on at the same time, drawing crowds of up to 20 000 to its displays of sheep and wool products and farming inventions. 19 km west of Hamilton, via the Glenelg Highway, is a signposted turnoff to Wannon Falls, located adjacent the highway. They are very impressive indeed, particularly in winter (the flow may become a trickle in mid-summer). There is a koala reserve, a sports area, a playground and picnic-barbecue area. Kangaroos abound and both swimming and fishing can be enjoyed. Several viewing platforms have been carved out of the cliff face.