This little Victorian town has the smallest mountain in the world and a railway in its main street.

Story John Dunn  Photo Neil Newitt

There are several intriguing aspects to the small Victorian town of Wycheproof, 277 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, population 650. There’s its name – unusual to say the least; its hill, which locals claim to be the world’s smallest mountain; a run to the hill’s summit that was billed as the world’s toughest footrace but was unbelievably abandoned because it was too successful; and the railway that runs along the centre of the main street, sharing it with the Calder Highway road traffic.

This story excerpt is from Issue #116

Outback Magazine: December/January 2018