ExploreCactus Country.
Visit Australia’s largest cactus garden in Strathmerton, Victoria

EXPLORE THE GARDEN

Located less than three hours from Melbourne and one hour from Echuca Moama, Cactus Country transports visitors from the Victorian Murray bushland to the Mexican Mojave, African Sahara and the Argentinian Patagonia.

Follow one of the eight sandy trails through our 12 acre desert oasis as you cruise past thousands of cacti and succulents, and ‘spike a pose’ for the most Insta-worthy photos with the weird, wonderful and wacky plants that call Cactus Country home.

With a margarita or Mexican beer in hand (or a homemade cactus ice cream for the kids!) let your imagination run wild as you explore the garden at your own pace. Take in the views from the elevated lookout dome and see how many of the 1000+ plant varieties you can spot, from the smallest of succulents to the ‘el capitans’ of the cacti in the Valley of the Giants.

Visit Australia’s largest cactus farm in Strathmerton, Victoria

EXPLORE THE GARDEN

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Located less than three hours from Melbourne and one hour from Echuca Moama, Cactus Country transports visitors from the Victorian Murray bushland to the Mexican Mojave, African Sahara and the Argentinian Patagonia.

Follow one of the eight sandy trails through our 12 acre desert oasis as you cruise past thousands of cacti and succulents, and ‘spike a pose’ for the most Insta-worthy photos with the weird, wonderful and wacky plants that call Cactus Country home.

With a margarita or Mexican beer in hand (or a homemade cactus ice cream for the kids!) let your imagination run wild as you explore the garden at your own pace. Take in the views from the elevated lookout dome and see how many of the 1000+ plant varieties you can spot, from the smallest of succulents to the ‘el capitans’ of the cacti in the Valley of the Giants.

Take a walk on the wild side

Walking Trails

Travel the eight sandy trails that wind their way through Cactus Country, transporting you through the landscapes of Mexico, South American, North America and South Africa. Use Farmer Jim’s guidebook to identify and learn more about some of our favourite plants as you explore.

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Walking Trails

Exploring our garden is a plant lover’s dream! The 8 different trails will guide you through South American, Mexico, North American and South African sections of the garden. There is also Cactus Farmer Jim’s valley of hybrid giants, which is not to be missed! Plant guide books are available for those interested in learning about the beautiful plants along the garden trails.

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Fun for the whole family

Cactus for kids

Cactus Country is fun for the whole family and a perfect day trip destination from Melbourne, Echuca Moama, Shepparton and beyond! As well as the free-range fun, we have developed a few special experiences just for kids to make sure everyone has a great day among the cacti!


SPOTTO SCAVANGER HUNT

Kids can collect a ‘Spotto’ scavenger hunt clipboard from reception, and see who will be crowned King or Queen of the Cacti by spotting all the pictured plants, correctly answering our prickliest cacti questions, and finding Nemo in our Cactus Reef! When you’re done, return to reception to receive a little sweet treat!


GROTTO OF HEARTS

If you’re in need of a Mexican soda or piece of cactus cake after all the exploring, head to our Grotto of Hearts to see how many hidden hearts you can find.


CACTUS ICECREAM!

Yes, you read that correctly! Our homemade cactus ice cream is a must do part of any Cactus Country experience…and it is de-li-ci-ous (if we do say so ourselves!).

CACTUS COUNTRY WITH THE KIDS!

Cactus for kids

Visiting Cactus Country is a perfect location for a family day trip. Walking through the garden is not only lots of fun, it can also be very interesting and educational, no matter what your age. We are never too old or young to learn!

SPOTTO SCAVANGER HUNT

Upon reception, we provide you our ‘Spotto’ game clipboard, for the eager little ones. This is a scavenger hunt, where the aim is to spot the pictured plants, find Nemo, and answer as many questions about the cacti as you can. Done? Meet one of our Cactus Country team members and receive a little sweet treat!

GROTTO OF HEARTS

Our Grotto of Hearts, is also a beautiful place to relax with a cold drink, and to find where all the hearts are hidden. How many can you count?

CACTUS ICECREAM!

Cactus ice cream is always a hit with children, so why not give it a try. It is de-li-ci-ous!

Spice up your visit

Bar & Restaurant

Add a little more flavour to your visit in our Mexican restaurant and bar. Try our nachos, cactus cake, or cactus ice cream, washed down with a Jarritos (Mexican soda) or a frozen margarita for the adults.

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Gift Shop

Take a piece of Cactus Country home with you. Visit our onsite gift shop to purchase your very own cactus or succulent, homemade produce, Mexican-themed artwork, gifts and Cactus Country merch. Can’t get to Cactus Country? Shop online

Potted plants

We sell potted plants of all shapes and sizes, and also do custom orders, so hit us up if there is a particular plant you are after. Check out @cactuscountryplants on Instagram and Facebook to see what plants we have available.

Gifts

Buy a jar of our homemade cactus honey or pick up a Mexican-themed gift, artwork or souvenir.

MERCH

Love Cactus Country? Make sure you pick up some of our branded merchandise, including bags, t-shirts, caps and beanies!

Know how to

Love your cactus plants

We don’t just want your cacti to survive – we want them to thrive! Get all our tips and tricks to ensure your wild and wacky plants live their best lives.

WEDDINGS , FUNCTIONS & PHOTOSHOOTS

Venue Hire

Looking to add some spice to your next fiesta? Look no further than Cactus Country – a little piece of Mexico on the Murray.

Viva la fiesta! Long live the party!

What’s on at Cactus Country

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FURRY FRIENDS WELCOME

A DOG FRIENDLYDAY OUT

We want you to be able to experience Cactus Country with all your amigos – including those of the furry kind! We love seeing your four-legged friends enjoying their day out among the cacti, and as long as they can be contained on a lead, you’d be barking mad not to bring them along.

A JOURNEY TO ANOTHER WORLD

GETTING TO CACTUS COUNTRY

Located in the quaint town of Strathmerton, Cactus Country is less than three hours drive from Melbourne, and one hour from Echuca Moama. A little piece of Mexico on the Murray!

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