Tourism​​

  Bullock's Head  is located on the Richardson River. This natural formation on an   old gum tree is remarkably like a Bullock's Head. Town wisdom has it, that if the               Bullock's Head takes a drink, the town is in trouble from flood waters. Donald has had   many floods in 1909, 1918, 1956, 1975, 1992 and 2011. The Bullock's Head has taken     more than a drink on at least two occasions. The 1909 August flood and the most           severe flood in January 2011. Which saw the Bullock's Head at risk of drowning, with       only the top of his horn showing! During long drought at the start of this century and     a  bad storm the tree fell down. It has been re-erected, protected with fibreglass and       restored to its original position with a steel pole and concrete to strengthen it. It's           appearance has been unaltered in this process.
 Also across the river from the Bullock's Head, you can view a big metal faux fish which     was used in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth games ceremony. It is the Nassau         Grouper Fish (Epinephelus striatus) from Belize. The Nassau Grouper is a large                  predatory fish inhabiting coral reefs. Most important Grouper for commercial fishing        in the West Indies. It was once the second most commonly caught fish Belize.
   Old Police Camp  was the first police station in the district. The mounted                  troopers kept a watch on the town. Situated on Wood Street, it was established and          known as Richardson Crossing.
  It is a little four-roomed house which was built in 1869 at the request of the local              squatters, to control the drunken behaviour of their shepherds. One room was the        office and the other three rooms were for the policeman and his family. One                      policeman's wife insisted on having a proper kitchen, so this was added at the rear as      a detached building in case of fire. There are also stables, shepards hut, blacksmiths, 
  cell, dairy, laundry and wagon buildings which are preserved and display information.     Some of the historical buildings in the grounds have been relocated from farms in the    area like a shepherd's hut from the 1840s, a blacksmiths shop, a dairy and a buggy          shed. The house has been restored by the Donald History Group and the Donald Lions    Club. The lockup has been rebuilt from two old lockups of the same vintage. The latest    addition is a large shed accommodating a bullock dray and other large farm vehicles,      the walls of which are recycled buloke slabs from Rich Avon Station.
  Donald Memorial Park
  was Donald's first park which is       on the  corner of Houston and           Campbell Street. The park also         recognises all conflicts involving       our servicemen  and women,           with a war memorial statue. The     monument was erected and         edicated in 1921. This is a very     picturesque area and a much-         used facility with toilets. Has an       excellent undercover barbecue       area with seating and a big               shaded playground  area, other     playground equipment and a big     shady tree. The Donald market is     held here on  the first Sunday of     March, September and                       December. There is also 4 other       parks: Apex, Lion Train, Donald         Lakeside Caravan Park and a           park in Corack Street.
  Silo Art T​rail   is a 200km round trip            which there are 6 Silos with art works to          see on them. Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep        Hills, Rupanyup, Lascelles and Rosebery.         
  Brim was the first painted silo in Victoria by    Brisbane street artist Guido van Helten.            Depicting anonymous 1 female and 3 male      farmers. It took 4 weeks. Completed in              December 2015.
 
  Patchewollock by Brisbane based artist        Fintan Magee. Depicts local sheep and grain    farmer Nick 'Noodle' Hulland (who is related    to people in Donald). Was painted over a          couple of weeks in October 2016.

  Sheep Hills by internationally renowned        artist Matt Adnate depicting Wergaia Elder,      Uncle Ron Marks and Wotjobaluk Elder,            Aunty Regina Hood alongside two young          
  Other places of Interest ​in and around Donald to see     and explore.  A few museums; Agricultural, Railway Station,           Court House, and the Donald Archives. And 3 churches. Go for a   walk on some of our walking tracks around Richardson River, or   on Scilley's Island or the reserve behind the Apex Park. To cool     off go for a swim in the free public swimming pool or the                 Caravan Lake, both in town. More lakes not far from Donald are   Buloke, Wooroonook, Gil Gil, Brown's, Walkers, Batyo Catyo.​​
 For the Flora and Fauna enthusiast it's a short drive to Mt             Jeffcott Reserve for a walk up the mount to enjoy the view. At     the end of Mt Jeffcott Range for​​ more exploring is the Granite     Rocks and the Remnant Forest. We have a few pubs, cafes and a   Chinese Restaurant. And for accommodation we have 2 motels,     2 hotels, 2 apartments and the Donald Lakeside Caravan Park.​​
 ​Wimmera children Curtly McDonald (9) and Savannah Marks (2). Completed      in 4 weeks in December 2016.

  Rupanyup by Russian artist Julia Volchkova on 2 huge metal grain storage      bins of 2 young local sporty teenagers Ebony Baker  (netballer) and Jordan          Weidemann (footballer). Done over 3 weeks in March 2017.
 
  Lascelles by Melbourne-based artist Tyrone 'Rone' Wright. Depicting local      farmers Geoff and Merrilyn Horman. Completed over 2 weeks in June 2017.
 
 

  Rosebery was the last painted  by Melbourne street artist Katie Kaff-eine        who wanted to paint images with people and animals.  Depicts a young              female sheep farmer and a horseman with his horse. Took 3 weeks in                November 2017.
​  Georgie's Hut ​​​on Jeffcott Road. Was also a Chinese Market Garden.                       Established late 1920's Low Boa Ling (also referred to as Harry Ah Ling), leased a 10     acre plot from farmers Alf and Ted Letcher. There were no other gardens in the area   at this time. The Chinese Market Garden operated continually until the 1980's for       about 70years. Low Boa Ling was a traditional Chinese medical practitioner.
 George Ah Ling, affectionately known as Georgie, but also legally registered as Lau       San or Ah Foo Ah Wah, came here in 1900 but went back to China, where he   married    and had 4 children. He then returned to Australia as an   illegal immigrant in the late 1920's to look after his cousin, Low Boa Lings, garden   in 1936. He grew many  vegetables and bought fruit from markets in Melbourne and   Ballarat to resell locally. Produce was delivered by a horse-drawn wagon. Georgie   had  3 draft horses over his life which were buried near his hut.
 Watering was done by 2 large watering cans suspended from a yoke around his             shoulders, filled from an irragation holding channel and pumped from the dam             in front of his hut.
 The hut was built 1927-28 and was a three-roomed, timber-framed, weatherboard       clad hut with a corrugated iron roof. The ceiling was hessian-lined. Some rooms           walls were lined with torn Chinese and Victorian newspapers. Some floors had             deteriorated boards or packed earth. The fireplace had brick foundations and a             chimney made of used kerosene cans that were removed following Georgies death.     The out buildings were timber framed, corrugated iron and timber clad open-                 fronted, packing and storage sheds. Bamboo lined the exterior and was used in the     garden as stakes.
 Georgies Hut was heritage listed on 11th Oct 2007. Many objects/items are held at       different museums in Donald. There is a memorial at the site of his hut. And a               memorial is also erected at the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre  in Ararat with a       biography and photograph of Georgie.
 Georgie was born in Toyshan, Canton, China on 17-10-1884 and died 18-10-1987          in Melbourne hospital. He is buried in the Chinese section in Brooklyn cemetery,          New York, USA.
You can buy a book in Donald about Georgie's life  which was published in 2008.