Wannon River is a river in Victoria, Australia. It is a tributary of the Glenelg River and its total length is approximately 220 kilometres (137 mi) from its headwaters in the Grampians north of Dunkeld where it joins with the Glenelg River south of Casterton.
Of historic importance is the role of the river in the early settlement of the area by the Henty Brothers.
The main land use along the river is production of sheep for wool. Other land uses include production of sheep for prime lambs and cattle for beef.
Two waterfalls of note are found on the river approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Hamilton: Wannon Falls and Nigretta Falls. These are tourist attractions with facilities for visitors. Impressionist painter Louis Buvelot painted many scenes around the falls and the river in the 1880s.
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