Vale Hill enjoys a Mediterranean climate, like much of Central Victoria.
Summer – December, January and February – is its hottest and driest season. Maximum temperatures average around 28 degrees Celsius, although a few days each year above 40C are standard.
In winter, by contrast, maxima average 12C. Vale Hill itself stands above the frost line, which is good news for its hundreds of citrus trees. Its elevation also means that it never snows. However, nearby villages such as Trentham and Bullarto are often transformed in white winter wonderlands.
The profusion of European trees in the Goldfields means that every autumn the region transforms into a symphony of red and orange leaves. In spring, the fresh green pasture growth and bright yellow canola crops present a carpet of vivid colours that has to be seen to be believed.
Rainfall in the region ranges from an average of 64mm in August to 32mm in January. Passive water collection systems, storage tanks and a bore combine at Vale Hill to make the most of the rain, every time it falls.