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G O UL B URN RI VER VAL LE Y

H O L I D AY P L A N N E R

HOLIDAY PLANNER

G O U L B U R N

R I V E R

V A L L E Y

• EXPLORE THE HEART OF VICTORIA •


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WELCOME............................................... 03 EVENTS.. ................................................. 04 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES . . ......... 05 MARKETS.. .............................................. 05 NATURE AT ITS BEST............................. 06 GET ACTIVE............................................ 08 A GOOD DROP.......................................... 10 W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

GLORIOUS FOOD...................................... 12 HISTORY & HERITAGE.. ........................... 14 CREATIVE FLAIR.................................... 16 FAMILY FUN TIME.................................. 18 RETAIL THERAPY. . ................................. 20 STAY A WHILE........................................ 22 MURRINDINDI’S GREAT OUTDOORS........ 24 GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL. . ............ 26 MARYSVILLE & SURROUNDS.................. 28 ALEXANDRA & SURROUNDS................... 34

Goulburn River Valley Tourism PO Box 6272 Shepparton, Victoria 3632 Ph: 03 5832 9843 E: info@goulburnrivervalley.com.au W: www.goulburnrivervalley.com.au W; www.heartofvictoria.com.au

YEA & SURROUNDS.. ............................... 37 KINGLAKE & SURROUNDS...................... 40 KILMORE & SURROUNDS........................ 42 TOOBORAC & SURROUNDS.. ..................... 44 SEYMOUR & SURROUNDS . . ...................... 46 NAGAMBIE & SURROUNDS. . .................... 49 EUROA & SURROUNDS............................ 54 SHEPPARTON & SURROUNDS . . ................ 56

Publisher: Goulburn River Valley Tourism Design, sales and print: Prominent Group All photos in the Holiday Planner (and more) can be found in our online photo gallery at www.heartofvictoria.com.au We gratefully acknowledge and thank our partner councils, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Strathbogie and Greater Shepparton and the industry for their assistance with content and images for the Holiday Planner. NOTE: Goulburn River Valley Tourism endeavours to ensure the information in the Holiday Planner is as accurate as possible at the time of print, but does not accept liability for any personal injury, damage to property or responsibility for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this publication or for any errors or omissions. As information may change we encourage you to visit www.heartofvictoria.com.au for the most up to date information.


WELC OME

EXPLORE THE HEART OF VICTORIA The Goulburn River Valley region in the heart of Victoria is

Shepparton

majestic rivers and lakes, rural plains and the mighty

Euroa

Nagambie Tooborac

famous for its scenic beauty, its rolling hills, lush forests, Goulburn River – the lifeblood of the region – making it a

Seymour Alexandra

Kilmore

MELBOURNE

popular lifestyle and holiday destination.

Yea Marysville Kinglake

Explore our region’s events and festivals, great food and wine, fabulous farmers’ markets, the Great Victorian Rail Trail, art and culture, history and heritage – we have it all in the Goulburn River Valley region.

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND: We have developed this Holiday Planner to showcase the best our region has to offer. To help you find your way we have colour coded the towns and developed icons that feature throughout.

EXPLORE THE HEART OF VICTORIA Take a journey through the Goulburn River Valley and

Nature at its Best

Get Active

Retail Therapy

Stay a While

A Good Drop

Glorious Food

History & Heritage

Creative Flare Family Fun Time

discover all we have to offer at www.heartofvictoria.com.au Murrindindi’s Great Victorian Great Outdoors Rail Trail

Events

Markets

Destination Marker

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E V E NTS

EVENTS YOU CAN’T BEAT THE THRILL OF LIVE PERFORMANCE, THE TASTE AND AROMA OF REGIONALLY PRODUCED FOOD AND WINE OR EXPERIENCING THE SOUL OF A TOWN THROUGH ITS EVENTS. The Heart of Victoria is home to a wide variety of unique and colourful events that you really have to experience. Our calendar is ever changing and growing, be sure to keep up to date by visiting: W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

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SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

SPRING

Visit the Heart of Victoria in summer and you will

Arts Festivals abound in autumn, when the air starts

The Goulburn River Valley region offers unique snow

The region comes alive in spring, with the gates

find amazing events on the river and lakes, sporting

to cool and the landscape changes colour. The

events at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort including

thrown open on beautiful gardens as part of the

events from cycling to triathlon, showjumping to

Shepparton Festival, Kilmore Art Expo and Alexandra

cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snow play

region’s Open Garden Schemes.

marathons, there is something for every participant

Rotary Easter Art Exhibition bring the region to life

during winter along with mountain biking, bushwalking

or spectator.

with artists demonstrating their passion and skills.

and road cycling in the warmer months.

The horse racing season is in full swing with Country

If you are interested in the beautiful produce available

Alexandra’s well-established and hugely popular

Sparkling Wine Festival in Marysville, OcTOOBerfest

Race meets in Kilmore, Alexandra, Yea and Tatura. For

in the Heart of Victoria, you must attend the McIvor

Truck Ute and Rod Show event and, the Victorian

in Tooborac and Eildon Big Fish Challenge & Food and

lovers of breeds such as the Appaloosa, Welsh Ponies

Farm Autumn Festival to sample what is on offer.

Truck Driver’s Memorial, attract enthusiasts from

Wine Festival.

and Andalusian, there are specialist events at Tatura Park, which also hosts International Dairy Week. Unique events including the Strathbogie Summer

Unique events like the Murchison Tomato Festa and Nagambie on Water (NOW) Festival showcase the beauty and diversity of our region.

across the country. Or kick back at the Kilmore Celtic Festival, a long standing winter event that includes Irish dancers, Celtic music and markets.

Festival, Yea Arts Carnivale, Broadford Carnival,

for Tastes of the Goulburn in Seymour, Australian

Families will love KidsFest at adventure playground KidsTown in Shepparton, while lovers of live music and warm hospitality will enjoy the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Kinglake.

Canoe Polo Championships on Lake Nagambie

Car enthusiasts will love the Australian National

and Fruit Salad Day in Mooroopna showcase the individuality and pride of our towns.

Delicious food, wine and beer are the drawcard

For a full calendar of events visit: www.hear tofvictoria.com.au

Show and Shine in Euroa, Cranksters Hot Rod Show in Nagambie and Spring Car Nationals in Shepparton.


V I S I TOR I NFORMATI ON & MARKETS

V IS I T O R I NFORMAT ION CENTRES

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Greater Shepparton 33 – 35 Nixon Street, Shepparton Ph: 1800 808 839 or 03 5832 9330 www.discovershepparton.com.au Seymour 47 Emily Street, Seymour Ph: 03 5799 0233 www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

ENJOY OUR REGIONAL

MARKETS

Marysville Murchison Street, Marysville Ph: 03 5963 4567 www.marysvilletourism.com Y Water Discovery Centre Cnr Hood & High Street, Yea Ph: 03 5797 2663 www.ywatercentre.com.au

WE L C O ME SHOP S Alexandra Rotary Park, Grant Street, Alexandra Ph: 03 5772 1100 E: info@alexandratourism.com www.alexandratourism.com

Nagambie Lakes & Strathbogie Ranges High Street, Nagambie Ph: 1800 444 647 or 03 5794 1471 www.nagambielakesandstrathbogieranges.com.au

Eildon Main Street, Eildon Ph: 03 5774 2909 www.lakeeildon.com

Euroa Hub Tourist and Resident Information Binney Street, Euroa Ph: 03 5795 1199

Euroa BP Service Station 29 Tarcombe Street, Euroa Ph: 03 5795 3677

Euroa Shell Freeway Service Centre Hume Highway (north of Euroa – Southbound) Ph: 1800 444 647 open 24/7

Fowles Wine Cnr Lambing Gully and Hume Highway, Avenel Ph: 03 5796 2150

Kilmore Library 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore Ph: 03 5781 1319

THERE ARE ALSO MANY TOUCH SCREENS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

FIRST SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

SECOND SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

THIRD SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

FOURTH SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

YEA COUNTRY MARKET Saturday 9am – 1pm Yea Railway Park, Station St, Yea

ALEXANDRA MARKET Saturday 9am – 1pm (September to May) Alexandra Timber Tramway, Station St, Alexandra

YARCK COUNTRY MARKET Saturday 9am – 1.30pm Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck

RIVERSIDE PLAZA COMMUNITY MARKET Saturday 8.30am - 1pm (Exc Jan) Melbourne Rd, Kialla *December date varies

OF THE MONTH

NAGAMBIE LAKES COMMUNITY MARKET Saturday 9am – 1pm Jacobsons Outlook, High St, Nagambie TALLAROOK FARMERS MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm (Exc Jan) Mechanics Institute Hall, Main Rd, Tallarook BROADFORD MARKET Sunday 8am - 1pm High St, Broadford

OF THE MONTH

VIOLET TOWN MARKET Saturday 8.30am – 1pm Recreation Reserve, Tulip St, Violet Town WALLAN OLD TIME MARKET Saturday 8am - 2pm Hadfield Park, Northern Hwy, Wallan MARYSVILLE MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm Murchison St, Marysville BOLLYGUM COMMUNITY MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm Bollygum Park, 40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake KINGLAKE COMMUNITY MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm (September to May) Main Rd, Kinglake AVENEL MARKET Sunday 10am – 2pm Jubilee Park, Livingstone St, Avenel

OF THE MONTH

SEYMOUR CRAFT AND PRODUCE MARKET Saturday 9am - 2pm (Exc Feb) Kings Park, Tallarook St, Seymour KILMORE HIGHLAND CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm (May to September) Kilmore Memorial Hall Sydney St, Kilmore EUROA VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday 9am -1pm Rotary Park, Kirkland Ave, Euroa FLOWERDALE COMMUNITY MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm Flowerdale Community Hall, Yea-Whittlesea Rd, Flowerdale MOOROOPNA LIONS CLUB FARMERS MARKET Sunday 8am - 1pm Ferrari Park, Midland Hwy, Mooroopna

OF THE MONTH

KINGLAKE PRODUCE AND ARTISIAN MARKET Sunday 9am – 2pm (Exc Dec) Kinglake Whittlesea Rd, Kinglake MARYSVILLE MARKET Sunday 9am – 1pm Murchison St, Marysville KILMORE SCOUT MARKET Saturday 9am - 2pm (Exc Dec) Hudson Park, Sydney St, Kilmore *Runs on last Saturday of the month

DISCOVER MORE? For latest information visit: www.heartofvictoria.com.au


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NATU RE AT I T S B ES T

NATURE AT ITS BEST W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

THE MIGHTY GOULBURN RIVER CREATED AND SHAPED THIS INCREDIBLE VALLEY, WINDING THROUGH PLAINS AND VAST MOUNTAIN RANGES, THROUGH TOWNS, VILLAGES, FARMS AND STUNNING BUSHLAND IN BETWEEN. EXPLORE AND ENJOY THE SHEER MAJESTY OF THIS UNIQUE AND DIVERSE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. The Goulburn River, along with the beautiful Nagambie Lakes, Lake Eildon and the National Parks and reserves are home to many species of native mammals, frogs, reptiles, fish, insects and over 100 species of native birds. Pack a picnic, wander along the tracks or enjoy the camping areas in many of our region’s State and National Parks. There are walking trails that cater to all fitness levels, be it a slow stroll or challenging overnight hike. You will be amazed and the variety and beauty of the parks available to explore in the Heart of Victoria. One of the great ways to experience the delights of this region is on the water. Whether you want fast paced water activities or the peace and tranquillity of the natural surrounds, you will find it in the Goulburn River Valley. Drop in a line and explore the banks of the river and lakes – hours of enjoyment await you and your family in our region.

WONDERFUL WATERFALLS AND WATERING HOLES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Goulburn River Nagambie Lakes Lake Eildon Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton Lake Bartlett, Tatura Polly McQuinn’s, Strathbogie Seven Creeks, Euroa Goulburn Weir, Nagambie Falls Creek Reservoir, Tallarook Rubicon River Yea River Eildon Pondage Little River, Taggerty Hughes Creeks, Avenel King Parrot Creek, Strath Creek Steavenson River, Marysville Masons Falls, Kinglake Jehosaphat Gully, Kinglake Wombelano Falls, Kinglake

NEED TO KNOW MORE? Visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au to discover more about our State and National Parks.


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Murray Barmah State Park

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Barmah State Park

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Lake Mulwala

NATURE AT I TS BES T

Katunga

Nathalia

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River

VALLEY

Lower Goulburn National Park

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Kyabram Merrigum

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Violet Town

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Reef Hills State Park

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Strathbogie Ranges

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Acheron

Glenburn

Kinglake West

Pheasant Creek

Whittlesea

Kinglake G National Park

Kinglake

Black Murrindindi Range State Scenic Reserve Forrest

F Toolangi

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Cathedral Range State Park

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Marysville

M LAKE MOUNTAIN ALPINE RESORT Lake Mountain Rd, Marysville N YEA WETLANDS Cnr Hood & High Sts, Yea O GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL From Tallarook to Mansfield (pg 26-27) P TAHBILK WETLANDS & WILDLIFE RESERVE 254 O’Neils Rd, Tabilk Q CYCLING ROUTES & WALKING PATHS Various locations in Greater Shepparton

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong A Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Eildon E

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DAH

Mt Disappointment State Forest

Lake Eildon

Lake Eildon National Park

Thornton

Taggerty Murrindindi

H Hazeldene

HUM

Beveridge

Alexandra

Flowerdale

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Wallan

Yea

HW Y

Wandong

N Molesworth

Strath Creek

FWY

Kilmore

Tallarook State Forest

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MAR OON

Broadford

Mansfield

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Yarck

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Kerrisdale

Mt Samaria State Park

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool

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Pyalong

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Merton

Ruffy

MELBA

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Tallarook

I TALLAROOK STATE FOREST J HEATHCOTE GRAYTOWN NATIONAL PARK 

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Puckapunyal

Seymour Tooborac O

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Heathcote

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Nagambie

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E LAKE EILDON NATIONAL PARK

Benalla

MIDLAN

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Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

D CATHEDRAL RANGE STATE PARK

Murchison

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

A YARRA RANGES NATIONAL PARK B MURRINDINDI SCENIC RESERVE

IDLAND

Kialla

Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

Tatura

Elmore

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Echuca

Numurkah

R DOOKIE RAIL TRAIL Starting from Mary St, Dookie S KYABRAM FAUNA PARK Lake Rd, Kyabram

Upper Yarra Reservoir

T KINGFISHER CRUISES Barmah Lakes Day Visitor Centre

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GE T A CTI V E

GET ACTIVE W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

THE GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY IS A PARADISE FOR THE OUTDOORS TYPE. SOME OF THE REGION’S MOST EXQUISITE SCENIC DELIGHTS CAN BE APPRECIATED ON FOOT, BY BOAT OR BIKE AND EVEN HORSEBACK. THERE’S PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR TRIP AN ACTION PACKED ONE! While the Goulburn River Valley is well known as a

If you are looking for another style of adventure, pay

great place to relax and unwind, it’s also one of the

a visit to Broadford’s State Motorcycle Complex and

best areas in Australia to get out and get going.

experience recreational or competition motorcycle

With hundreds of kilometres of rail trail winding

riding.

through the Heart of Victoria, you can explore the

Opportunities abound for adventure and activity

region by bike, on foot or even on horseback. Rail

on the Goulburn River. Take a canoe safari, go for

trails are a unique way to get active in the region,

a swim or drop in a line to catch the elusive big one.

and experience the natural beauty and terrain.

The Goulburn River is the life line of the Heart of

The Great Victorian Rail Trail meanders through the

Victoria and offers activity galore!

picturesque Trawool Valley and follows the Goulburn River to Yea and Molesworth before heading to Alexandra, Yarck and beyond. Experience the many river crossings, lakes, old rail lines, parks, waterfalls and you might be lucky enough to come across some of our local wildlife. The Dookie Rail Trail offers a completely different experience, with views of the seasonal crops and fertile farmland including the Dookie red loams.

PLAY A ROUND Our region’s golf courses are challenging and picturesque, located along some beautiful waterways with panoramic views. Make sure you book in a round when you next visit.


Murray Barmah State Park

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Barmah State Park

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Lake Mulwala

GET AC TI V E

Katunga

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VALLEY

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Lower Goulburn National Park

Kyabram Merrigum

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IDLAND

Kialla

Tatura

Benalla

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Violet Town

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Puckapunyal

Seymour Tooborac G

Molesworth

Yea

Strath Creek

Taggerty Murrindindi HW Y

Kinglake West

Pheasant Creek

Kinglake National Park

Toolangi

Kinglake

MELBA

Whittlesea

Black Murrindindi Range State Scenic Reserve Forrest

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Lake Eildon National Park

B LAKE EILDON C LAKE NAGAMBIE

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Marysville

D LAKE MOUNTAIN ALPINE RESORT Lake Mountain Rd, Marysville E MARYSVILLE GOLF & BOWLS CLUB 956 Buxton Marysville Rd, Marysville F STATE MOTORCYCLE SPORTS COMPLEX 260 Strath Creek Rd, Broadford G GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL From Tallarook to Mansfield (pg 26-27) H SHEPPARTON GOLF CLUB Golf Dve, Shepparton

Cathedral Range State Park

Buxton

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Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Eildon

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Thornton

Flowerdale

Glenburn

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Alexandra A

Acheron

Mt Disappointment State Forest

HUM

Beveridge

Lake Eildon

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Hazeldene

Wandong

Wallan

Kerrisdale

Mansfield

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DAH

FWY

Kilmore

Tallarook State FForest

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Yarck

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Broadford

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Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool GO

Mt Samaria State Park

Merton

Ruffy

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Tallarook

Pyalong

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Heathcote

Longwood

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Avenel

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Reef Hills State Park MIDLAN

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Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

HWY

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Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

Mooroopna

Elmore

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Upper Yarra Reservoir

I AQUAMOVES 25 Tom Collins Dve. Shepparton J CYCLING ROUTES & WALKING PATHS Various locations in Greater Shepparton K DOOKIE RAIL TRAIL Starting from Mary St, Dookie L MOOROOPNA GOLF CLUB 2 Fairway Dve, Mooroopna

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A GO O D D RO P

A GOOD DROP W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY IS HOME TO SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST VINES INCLUDING CENTURIESOLD SHIRAZ AND MARSANNE VARIETIES. THE AREA’S RICH ALLUVIAL SOILS PRODUCE SOME OF THE BEST WINES, AND BOASTS MANY TALENTED WINEMAKERS PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR CRAFT. Spend a day, a week or even longer to explore the

Many wineries pair fabulous local fare with their

beautiful countryside and discover the many relaxed

fine wines at a variety of cellar door cafes and

and friendly cellar doors and cafes dotted across

restaurants. Visitors can savour a full gourmet

the Goulburn River Valley. The welcome is always

lunch or a simple, delicious platter or selection of

warm and winemakers are happy to share their

handmade cheeses to match wine tastings. Either

secrets over a tasting glass or two!

way, the combination of great wine, lovely settings

The Goulburn Valley Wine region is diverse,

and excellent food can prove irresistible!

producing rich and complex wines with distinctive regional character from the ancient, deep red soils of the weathered ranges and the alluvial loams of the fertile river flats.

DISCOVER WINE EVENTS

The many rivers, creeks and lakes of this area,

The region is home to many food and wine events including the Marysville Sparking Wine Festival, Dookie Wine Show, Victorian Wine Show and Aussie Wine Month.

from the valleys to the ranges, create a number of microclimates which produce a diversity of award-winning wines bearing a distinctive regional character. The region’s signature grape varieties include Marsanne, Roussanne, Shiraz, Vigonier and Grenache, lovingly crafted into award-winning wines by master winemakers.

Visit www.heartofvictoria.com.au to find out about these, and many more, amazing wine events.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DROP? Download a copy of ‘A Good Drop and Other Treats’ and plan your cellar door experience through the Heart of Victoria – www.heartofvictoria.com.au


Murray Barmah State Park

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Barmah State Park

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Lake Mulwala

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A GOOD DROP

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Kyabram Merrigum

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Violet Town

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Whittlesea

Alexandra Y

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Acheron

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Flowerdale

Kinglake West

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Beveridge

Molesworth

Strath Creek

Thornton

Taggerty Murrindindi HW Y

Mt Disappointment State Forest

E

Wallan

Black

Glenburn A Murrindindi Range Pheasant Creek

Kinglake National Park

Scenic Reserve

State Forrest

Toolangi

Kinglake

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Eildon Lake Eildon National Park

Marysville

D MERINDOC CAFÉ & CELLAR DOOR 2905 Lancefield Tooborac Rd, Tooborac E MCIVOR ESTATE 80 Tooborac Baynton Rd, Tooborac F TAHBILK 354 O’Neils Rd, Tabilk G FOWLES WINE Cnr Hume Fwy & Lambing Gully Rd, Avenel

Cathedral Range State Park

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Lake Eildon

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Hazeldene

Wandong

Mansfield

EY

BU R

MELBA

Kilmore

Tallarook State Forest

Kerrisdale

HWY

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Pyalong

B SEDONA ESTATE 182 Shannons Rd, Murrindindi C TOOBORAC HOTEL & BREWERY 5155 Northrn Hwy, Toobrac

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool

DAH

Tallarook

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Mt Samaria State Park

Merton

Ruffy

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Seymour Tooborac

Strathbogie

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HWY

Heathcote

Longwood

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Avenel

A PHILLIP LOBLEY WINES (BY APPOINTMENT) 1084 Kinglake-Glenburn Rd, Glenburn

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Nagambie

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Euroa

MIDLAN

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HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

HWY

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Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

IDLAND

Kialla

Tatura

Elmore

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

Mooroopna

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MIDLAND N ORTH ER

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To Yarrawonga

HWY

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Echuca

Numurkah

H MITCHELTON WINES Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie I LONGLEAT WINES 105 Old Weir Rd, Murchison J MONICHINO WINES 70 Berrys Rd, Katunga

Upper Yarra Reservoir

K TALLIS WINE 195 Major Plains Rd, Dookie

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GLORIOUS FOOD W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

CHEFS IN OUR REGION ARE FIRED BY A PASSION FOR CREATING MEALS FROM THE REGION’S PRODUCE. LOCATED IN THE ‘FOOD BOWL OF VICTORIA’ OUR CHEFS HAVE ACCESS TO THE FRESHEST PRODUCE STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM, ORCHARD AND RIVER, HAND SELECTING THE FINEST TO SERVE YOU IN OUR REGION’S BEST RESTAURANTS. This is a food lover’s paradise where visitors are

One of the best ways to get to know a town is to

spoiled for choice. Blessed with a climate of four

drop in to the local watering hole. There’s a pub to

distinct seasons, fresh local produce is on the menu

suit every taste, from boutique breweries that craft

year round.

their own natural beers, to traditional hotels offering

In the heart of the Victorian food bowl there’s nowhere else that you can enjoy such fresh regional bounty. Whether you’re eating trout that you personally landed, being served fruit or vegetables

extensive ‘on tap’ options. Of course the region’s fresh produce has also made it to the menu in our local pubs, transforming the traditional ‘pub meal’ in to something truly special.

that were harvested that morning, or enjoying local

If you’re on the road be sure to drop in to one of our

cheeses, chutneys and olives, you’ll be amazed at

region’s bakeries for some tasty (and often award

the produce we have on offer.

winning) treats or charge yourself with a delicious

If you fancy a five star meal, a café with sidewalk dining, a hearty dish by the log fire or a good old fashioned counter meal – you can take your pick in the Heart of Victoria.

breakfast before heading out. After you have been out exploring the region by day, indulge and spoil yourself and your friends and family by night.

LOOKING FOR MORE? Download a copy of ‘A Good Drop and Other Treats’ and take a culinary journey from farm to fork through our backyard - www.heartofvictoria.com.au


Murray Barmah State Park

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Barmah State Park

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Lake Mulwala

GLORI OUS FOOD

Katunga

Nathalia

HWY

VALLEY

River

Lower Goulburn National Park

Kyabram Merrigum

e

Congupna I3, I4,Lemnos I5, I6, I7

I8

pas p

Ca m

Mokoan

HWY

MARYSVILLE A1 The Bunker Restaurant at Marysville Golf Course A2 Vibe Hotel Marysville

Benalla

LE VA L

Murchison

Violet Town

NARBETHONG Black Spur Inn A3 A4 Saladin Lodge

G

G4, G5 G3 Nagambie G1 Tabilk G2 E

Heathcote Seymour Tooborac F2

Pyalong

D1 FWY

C1,Molesworth C2

C3

Acheron

Whittlesea

HW Y

Black

Glenburn C4 Murrindindi Range

Kinglake National Park

Scenic Reserve

State Forrest

Toolangi

Kinglake

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Lake Eildon National Park

Cathedral Range State Park

A3, A4

A1, A2

YARCK Yarck General Store B5 Giddy Goat Café B6 B7 Yarck Hotel Koala Cherries B8 & Cherrished

YEA

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Upper Yarra Reservoir

YEA C1 C2

GLENBURN C4 Wildcrust Bakery

KILMORE & SURROUNDS KILMORE D1 Kilmore Trackside

Royal Mail Hotel Yea Peppercorn Hotel

STRATH CREEK C3 Gracies at Flowerdale Estate

NAGAMBIE G3 The Muse Restaurant (Mitchelton Wines) G4 Chinaman’s Bridge Café G5 Nagambie Lakes Entertainment Centre

EUROA & SURROUNDS

TOOBORAC E1 E2 E3

Merindoc Café & Cellar Door Tooborac General Store Tooborac Hotel & Brewery

SEYMOUR & SURROUNDS

EUROA H1 Alberts café Euroa Hot Bread H2 H3 Fare Enough H4 The Weekend Local LONGWOOD H5 White Hart Hotel

SHEPPARTON & SURROUNDS

SEYMOUR Old Post Office Seymour F1 Art Gallery & Restaurant TALLAROOK F2 Hock the Ruby Café

NAGAMBIE & SURROUNDS

& SURROUNDS

Marysville

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Eildon

Y

Thornton

Taggerty Murrindindi

Pheasant Creek

Lake Eildon

HW

Flowerdale

Kinglake West

E

Alexandra B4

Yea

Strath Creek

Mt Disappointment State Forest

HUM

Beveridge

Kerrisdale

Mansfield B1, B2, B3

VA

N

Hazeldene

Wandong

Wallan

Y LLE

Commercial Hotel Essence Coffee Lounge Grant Street Grocer

THORNTON Rubicon Hotel Motel B4

Yarck

BU R

MELBA

Kilmore

Tallarook State Forest

B1 B2 B3

B5, B6, B7, B8

UL

Broadford

ALEXANDRA Mt Samaria State Park

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool GO

& SURROUNDS

Merton

Ruffy

DAH

Y

HW

Tallarook

Strathbogie Ranges

F1

ALEXANDRA

Strathbogie

M

HU

HWY

Puckapunyal

E1, E2, E3

Longwood

HWY

Avenel

H5

D

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Y H3, H4 Euroa H1, H2, FW

GO

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lb

ur n

UL BU R

N

Reef Hills State Park MIDLAN

RN

THE NOR

Lake Eppalock

Lake & SURROUNDS

Y

Waranga Reservoir

MARYSVILLE

MIDLAND

Kialla

Tatura

Rushworth

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

I1, I2 Shepparton

Mooroopna I9

Elmore

M U S T S E E DEST I N AT I O N S

MAR OON

MIDLAND N ORTH ER

N H WY

RAY

To Yarrawonga

r

MUR

Rive

Echuca

Numurkah

TABILK Tahbilk Café G1 AVENEL G2 Fowles Wine Cellar Door Café

KIALLA Emerald Bank Woolshed I1 I2 7 Creeks Bakery SHEPPARTON I3 Cold Rock Ice Creamery I4 GV Hotel I5 Hotel Australia I6 Parklake Restaurant I7 Peaches Cafe MOOROOPNA I8 Mooroopna Golf Club TATURA I9 Tatura Hot Bread

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H ISTO RY & H ER I TA G E

HISTORY & HERITAGE W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

THE GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY REGION HAS A RICH AND MEANINGFUL HISTORY, DATING BACK TO OUR INDIGENOUS ANCESTORS. THE TAPESTRY OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE WAS FURTHER SHAPED BY THE EARLY PIONEERING FARMERS, GOLD MINERS, IRRIGATORS, LOGGERS AND BUSHRANGERS AND TODAY REFLECTS OUR RICH AND COLOURFUL PAST. Travelling through the townships and country side

was cemented. And don’t forget to visit our newest

of the Goulburn River Valley region you notice the

piece of history – the statute of the mighty mare

historic buildings, rustic homesteads, shearing

Black Caviar that overlooks the pristine waters of

sheds, cottages and rural outbuildings of yesteryear.

Lake Nagambie.

These buildings stand as testament to the thriving communities of a different era that helped shape the Heart of Victoria.

Links with our wartime history are evident throughout the region. From the Vietnam Veteran’s Commemorative Walk and Australia’s Light Horse

Various museums and historical centres across

Memorial Park in Seymour to the bronze statues

the region hold the answers to our ancestor’s

honouring our Victoria Cross recipients in Euroa

settlement as they established farming, agriculture

and Tatura, our heroes are recognised. The Italian

and transport in the region. Explore how the

POW memorial, The Ossaria, in Murchison is a

Railways kept the region humming along and trading

striking mausoleum and the Tatura Irrigation &

strong, and experience the magic and charm of the

Wartime Camps Museum gives a unique insight into

old locomotives that have been lovingly restored in

our military heritage.

Seymour and Alexandra.

Explore the fascinating history of the hardships

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

Echoes of Australia’s most notorious bushranger

and triumphs, the ingenuity and prosperity and

Ned Kelly can be heard across the rugged ranges he

the heroes and villains who shaped the Heart of

Drop in to the many Historical Societies and Museums to gain insight in to the

roamed with his gang and in the townships where his

Victoria’s rich and colourful past.

rich tapestry of our region’s history.

reputation as Australia’s most notorious bushranger


Murray Barmah State Park

Riv

Barmah State Park

HWY

Lake Mulwala

HI S TORY & HERI TAGE

Katunga

Nathalia

VALLEY

River

Lower Goulburn National Park

Kyabram Merrigum

Congupna Lemnos

I

pas p

Ca m

Elmore

Benalla

LE VA L

Murchison

Violet Town

Reef Hills State Park

F

G

Euroa G

GO

ou

lb

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UL BU R

N

MU ST SEE D EST I N AT I O N S

Strathbogie Ranges

E

Pyalong

Ruffy

GO

Yarck

UL

Broadford

FWY

Alexandra

Yea

Strath Creek

Taggerty Murrindindi

Pheasant Creek

Whittlesea

Cathedral Range State Park

HW Y

Glenburn

Kinglake National Park

Toolangi

Kinglake

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

D AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE MEMORIAL PARK Goulburn Valley Hwy, Seymour E AUSTRALIAN ARMY TANK MUSEUM Hopkins Barracks, Puckapunyal F BLACK CAVIAR STATUE Jacobsons Outlook, High St, Nagambie G VC MEMORIAL PARK Euroa RSL, Kirkland Ave, Euroa

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Marysville

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Lake Eildon National Park

Thornton

Flowerdale

Black Murrindindi Range State Scenic Reserve Forrest

Eildon

Y

HW

Acheron

Kinglake West

E

Lake Eildon

Molesworth

Mt Disappointment State Forest

HUM

Beveridge

Mansfield A

L VAL

N

Hazeldene

Wandong

Wallan

EY

BU R

MELBA

Kilmore

Tallarook State Forest

Kerrisdale

B SEYMOUR RAILWAY HERITAGE CENTRE Victoria St, Seymour C VIETNAM VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE WALK High St, Seymour

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool

HWY

Y

HW

Tallarook

B, C, D

DAH

Seymour Tooborac

Mt Samaria State Park

Merton

MAR OON

Puckapunyal

A ALEXANDRA TIMBER TRAMWAY Station St, Alexandra

Strathbogie

HU

HWY

Heathcote

Longwood

ME

Avenel

Y

FW

D

Nagambie

MIDLAN

RN

THE NOR

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

HWY

Y

Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

LAND

Kialla

Tatura

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton MID

H

Mooroopna J

e

MIDLAND N ORTH ER

N H WY

RAY

To Yarrawonga

HWY

MUR

r Rive

Echuca

Numurkah

H SHEPPARTON MOTOR MUSEUM & FURPHY MUSEUM 7717 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla I HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MOOROOPNA 30 Park St, Mooroopna

Upper Yarra Reservoir

J TATURA IRRIGATION & WARTIME CAMPS MUSEUM 49 Hogan St, Tatura

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CRE ATI V E F L A I R

CREATIVE FLAIR W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

PERHAPS IT’S THE BEAUTY OF THE LANDSCAPES THAT INSPIRE. OR MAYBE THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER. EITHER WAY, THERE’S NO DOUBT THIS REGION BRIMS WITH CREATIVE TALENT SPANNING THE ARTISTIC SPECTRUM. FROM ACCLAIMED PUBLIC GALLERIES TO SPECIALISED SPACES SHOWING PHOTOGRAPHY, GEMS, SCULPTURE AND CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS.

ART EVENTS From big festivals to intimate performances, visitors will be delighted, moved and amazed by a feast of fabulous artistic offerings across the region and throughout the year. Be sure to visit www.heartofvictoria.com.au to stay up to date with what’s happening.

Exploring the Goulburn River Valley’s many galleries,

possible to stumble across a Patrician Piccini or a

museums and art spaces is a fantastic way to

Fred McCubbin, linger over a Tracey Moffat or an

discover the delights of the region. From state-

Arthur Streeton or be dazzled by the talents of many

of-the-art facilities including the Shepparton Art

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Museum, affectionately known as SAM, to exhibition spaces in beautiful historic buildings to the many lovely public gardens and parks, art traditional and contemporary, exquisite and bold, can be found around in the most likely, and unlikely of places. SAM is home to one of Australia’s most important collections of ceramics including such treasures as objects made by the first convict potters and by early studio potter, Merric Boyd and the artists associated with the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery at Murrumbeena, notably, John Perceval and Arthur Boyd.

For something the whole family will love be sure to drop in to Longwood and experience the fossils, meteorites and fluorescent minerals from Australia and around the world at the Rockery Gemstone Museum. Explore the gardens sculpted with Australian natives and bush-tucker plants or discover the colourful, life sized Moooving Art cows in parks, gardens and public spaces. Visit one of the many markets and take home beautiful handcrafted jewellery, woodwork and paintings from our region’s best

Works by leading contemporary ceramicists, fine

artists. Any time of the year is a great time to

artists, photographers and sculptors can also

sample the creative delights of the Heart of Victoria!

be enjoyed. In this rich cultural environment it’s


Murray Barmah State Park

Riv

Barmah State Park

HWY

Lake Mulwala

C REATI V E FL AI R

Katunga

Nathalia

VALLEY

River

Lower Goulburn National Park

Kyabram Merrigum

Congupna G, H Lemnos

pas p

Ca m

Benalla

LE VA L

Murchison

Violet Town

MU ST SEE D EST I N AT I O N S

Euroa

G

GO

ou

lb

ur n

UL BU R

N

Reef Hills State Park

E Whiteheads Creek Trawool UL

Broadford

Tallarook State Forest

D FWY

Alexandra Y

HW

Acheron

Thornton

Flowerdale Taggerty Murrindindi HW Y

Glenburn

Kinglake West

Pheasant Creek

HUM

Beveridge

Yea

Strath Creek

Mt Disappointment State Forest

E

Wallan

Molesworth

Hazeldene

Wandong

Whittlesea

Kinglake National Park

Black Murrindindi Range State Scenic Reserve Forrest

A

Kinglake

Toolangi

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Eildon Lake Eildon National Park

Cathedral Range State Park

B

Marysville

E OLD POST OFFICE SEYMOUR ART GALLERY & RESTAURANT 50 Emily St, Seymour F ROCKERY GEMSTONE MUSEUM 31-33 Hill St, Longwood G SAM (SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM) 70 Welsford St, Shepparton H MOOOVING ART Various locations around Shepparton

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Lake Eildon

L VAL

N

MELBA

Kilmore

Mansfield

EY

BU R

Kerrisdale

Bonnie Doon

C

C BOOKS AT YARCK 6591 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck D KILMORE ART EXPO (ANNUALLY IN APRIL) Memorial Hall 14 Sydney St, Kilmore

Yarck

HWY

GO

Mt Samaria State Park

Merton

Ruffy

DAH

Pyalong

Strathbogie Ranges

MAR OON

Y

HW

Tallarook

Strathbogie

HU

HWY

Seymour Tooborac

B LIT & BEYOND 2/16 Darwin St, Marysville

D

Puckapunyal

Longwood

ME

Avenel

Heathcote

Y

FW

F

Nagambie

A FOGGY MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL (ANNUALLY IN OCTOBER)

MIDLAN

RN

THE NOR

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

HWY

Y

Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

IDLAND

Kialla

Tatura

Elmore

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

Mooroopna

e

MIDLAND N ORTH ER

N H WY

RAY

To Yarrawonga

HWY

MUR

r Rive

Echuca

Numurkah

Upper Yarra Reservoir

LOVE A GOOD MARKET? Look no further. There is something for every taste and interest in the Goulburn River Valley region. For a full list of markets in the Heart of Victoria see Page 5.

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FAMILY FUN TIME W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

YOU WILL LOVE EXPLORING THE GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY REGION WITH YOUR FAMILY. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHERE TO START! YOU CAN RIDE, SWIM, WALK AND HIKE, PLAY IN THE SNOW, PET THE ANIMALS, ENJOY A SHOW OR SPOIL YOURSELVES WITH SOME SHOPPING. Whatever the season, the Goulburn River Valley

this a great place to walk or ride along the Great

region is a perfect destination for families.

Victorian Rail Trail or Dookie Rail Trail.

It’s a great place to introduce the kids to the great

Children and adults alike will love visiting the many

outdoors, teach them how to row a boat, catch a

spectacular waterfalls dotted around the area.

fish, ride a horse or spot a platypus in the Goulburn River.

The kids will love seeing kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and other native animals in their own environment.

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is only 90 minutes from

They’ll experience the singular pleasure of a lazy

the city and a fantastic place to see your children

afternoon slowly floating downriver in a canoe and

build their first snowman or slide down a hill on a

the thrill of catching their first fish. And then there

toboggan.

are the playgrounds, the adventure parks and the

Whether the children are little or big and whatever

train rides!

their interests or special needs the whole family will be well catered for. Now for the fun part! Keeping everyone entertained is easy with so many adventures to choose from. The sun shines here more often than not, making

TIP FROM A LOCAL Take the family to KidsFest in Shepparton in September! Victoria’s largest outdoor children’s festival is fun for the family with rides, live stage shows and activities for all ages!


Murray L

Barmah State Park

Riv

Barmah State Park

HWY

Lake Mulwala

FAMI LY FUN TI ME

Katunga

Nathalia

Numurkah

LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE? River

VALLEY

Lower Goulburn National Park

M

Kyabram Merrigum

J

pas p

IDLAND

Kialla

HWY

VA L

LE

Y

Benalla

Murchison

Violet Town

Reef Hills State Park

E STATE MOTORCYCLE SPORTS COMPLEX 260 Strath Creek Rd, Broadford

N UL BU R

ur n lb G

GO

ou

Euroa

H

Strathbogie Ranges

F

Yarck

UL

FWY

Taggerty Murrindindi

Whittlesea

B

HW Y

Pheasant Creek

Kinglake National Park

Black Murrindindi Range State Scenic Reserve Forrest

Toolangi

Kinglake

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

Lilydale

Cathedral Range State Park

A

Marysville

G GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL From Tallarook to Mansfield (pg 26-27) H AQUAMOVES 25 Tom Collins Dve, Shepparton I CYCLING ROUTES & WALKING PATHS Various locations in Greater Shepparton J DOOKIE RAIL TRAIL Starting from Mary St, Dookie K FUN CITY SHEPPARTON Riverside Plaza (next to Harvey Norman) 8025 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton L KINGFISHER CRUISES Barmah Lakes Day Visitor Centre M KYABRAM FAUNA PARK Lake Rd, Kyabram

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Lake Eildon National Park

Thornton

Flowerdale

Kinglake West

Lake Eildon

Eildon

Y

HW

Acheron

Glenburn

E

Alexandra D

HWY

Yea

Mt Disappointment State Forest

HUM

Beveridge

Molesworth

Strath Creek

Mansfield C

VA

N

Hazeldene

Wandong

Wallan

Kerrisdale

MELBA

Kilmore

Tallarook E State Forest

Y LLE

BU R

DAH

Broadford

G

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool GO

Mt Samaria State Park

Merton

Ruffy

MAR OON

Y

HW

Tallarook

Pyalong

F SEYMOUR RAILWAY HERITAGE CENTRE Victoria St, Seymour

Strathbogie HWY

Seymour Tooborac G

Longwood

E UM

Avenel

Puckapunyal

Y

FW

D

Nagambie

Heathcote

B BUXTON TROUT & SALMON FARM 2118 Maroondah Hwy, Buxton

D LAKE EILDON MARINA 190 Sugarloaf Rd, Eildon

MIDLAN

RN

THE NOR

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Lake Mokoan

A LAKE MOUNTAIN ALPINE RESORT Lake Mountain Rd, Marysville

C ALEXANDRA TIMBER TRAMWAY Station St, Alexandra

Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

Tatura

Elmore

MU ST SEE D EST I N AT I O N S

Congupna Lemnos H, I, K, N, O, P

Mooroopna

e

MIDLAND N ORTH ER

N H WY

RAY

HWY

MUR

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Echuca

Ca m

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is a great family location all year round. Cross country skiing and tobogganing in winter and mountain biking or hiking the highlands in summer. The whole family can experience the great outdoors in this scenic location.

To Yarrawonga

N MINI GOLF AT RIVERSIDE GARDENS GARDEN CENTRE 7717 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla O MOOVING ART Various locations around Shepparton

Upper Yarra Reservoir

P SPC KIDSTOWN 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna

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R E TA IL THER A P Y

RETAIL THERAPY W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

ONE OF THE GREAT PLEASURES OF SPENDING TIME IN THE GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY REGION IS TO INDULGE IN SOME LEISURELY SHOPPING. FROM BULK GOODS TO FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE, YUMMY TREATS TO GREAT GIFTS AND KNICK KNACKS, FROM BOOKS TO WINE TO FASHION. THE PACE IS UNHURRIED AND THE SERVICE IS FRIENDLY. Have fun discovering tiny and unique stores with

or the RV with supplies for the road trip ahead.

handmade artistic wares, surprising and affordable

Access is easy and parking is never an issue with

buys and have a chat with the friendly locals too!

plenty of spaces for everyday shoppers and long-

In one of Australia’s most important food bowls,

vehicle parking for holiday makers with caravans.

shops are well stocked with a fantastic range of

Discover cute boutiques on a leisurely stroll down

gourmet delights from fresh organics to just-caught

the main streets of the towns and villages throughout

trout to handmade chutneys, jams, pickles, dukkah,

the valley. There are plenty of great places to pick up

olives and even caviar.

a unique souvenir of the Goulburn River Valley or a

Locally crafted artisan cheeses are a particular

gift to surprise friends and family at home.

treat, especially when matched with one of the valley’s superb wines. Grab a picnic hamper, fill it with these fantastic regional goodies and spend a lazy afternoon under a shady tree soaking up the views. Life really doesn’t get much better than that! Fantastic bulk buy bargains are available at Shepparton’s SPC Ardmona Factory Sales, a great place to fill up a trolley and stock up the home pantry

EXPLORE Our regions Visitor Information Centres stock a great range of local gifts for you to take home and share with friends and family.


Murray Barmah State Park

Riv

Barmah State Park

HWY

Lake Mulwala

RETAI L THERAP Y

Katunga

Nathalia

VALLEY

River

Lower Goulburn National Park

Kyabram Merrigum

pas p

Ca m

IDLAND

Kialla

LE

Murchison

E DINDI NATURALS 6572 Maroondah Hwy. Yarck

G

GO

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lb

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N

Reef Hills State Park

Euroa M, N FWY Longwood

HU

Yarck

UL

Broadford

FWY

Kinglake West

E

Alexandra

Yea

Y

HW

Acheron

Thornton

Flowerdale Taggerty Murrindindi

Whittlesea

HW Y

Mt Disappointment State Forest

HUM

Beveridge

Molesworth

Strath Creek

Black

GlenburnH Murrindindi Range Pheasant Creek

Kinglake National Park

Scenic Reserve

State Forrest

Toolangi

Kinglake

Yarra Glen

Toolangi State Forest

B

Lilydale

Eildon Lake Eildon National Park

A

Marysville

J TOOBORAC GENERAL STORE 5015 Northern Hwy, Tooborac K MCIVOR FARM FOODS (BY APPOINTMENT) Cnr Northern Hwy & Lancefield Tooborac Rd, Tooborac L LONGLEAT WINERY (HOME MADE CHEESE) 105 Old Weir Rd, Murchison M FARE ENOUGH 55 Binney St, Euroa

Cathedral Range State Park

Buxton

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Healesville

MELBOURNE

Lake Eildon

C

L VAL

N

Hazeldene

Wandong

Wallan

EY

BU R

MELBA

Kilmore

Tallarook State Forest

Kerrisdale

Mansfield

HWY

GO

D, E, F, G

DAH

Pyalong

H WILDCRUST BAKERY (BY APPOINTMENT) 1084 Kinglake Glenburn Rd, Glenburn I MCIVOR ESTATE (OLIVE OILS) 80 Tooborac Baynton Rd, Tooborac

Bonnie Doon

Whiteheads Creek Trawool

MAR OON

Y

HW

Tallarook

Merton

Ruffy

J, K

Mt Samaria State Park

HWY

Strathbogie Ranges

Puckapunyal

Seymour I Tooborac

G YARCK GENERAL STORE 6595 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck

Strathbogie

ME

Avenel

Heathcote

F KOALA CHERRIES & CHERRISHED 6547 Maroondah Hwy. Yarck

D

O

Nagambie

B BUXTON TROUT & SALMON FARM 2118 Maroondah Hwy, Buxton

D BOOKS AT YARCK 6591 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck

MIDLAN

RN

THE NOR

HeathcoteGraytown National Park

Tabilk

Lake Eppalock

Violet Town

A LIT & BEYOND 2/16 Darwin St, Marysville

C GRANT STREET GROCER 88a Grant St. Alexandra

Benalla

VA L

L

Lake Mokoan

HWY

Y

Waranga Reservoir

Rushworth

Warby Range State Park

Dookie

Shepparton M

P

Tatura

Elmore

MU ST SEE D EST I N AT I O N S

Congupna Q Lemnos

Mooroopna

e

MIDLAND N ORTH ER

N H WY

RAY

To Yarrawonga

HWY

MUR

r Rive

Echuca

Numurkah

Upper Yarra Reservoir

N THE WEEKEND LOCAL 43 - 45 Binney St, Euroa O ROCKERY GEMSTONE MUSEUM 31-33 Hill St, Longwood P 7 CREEKS BAKERY 7717 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Q SPC ARDMONA FACTORY SALES Cnr Corio & Vaughan Sts, Shepparton

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STAY A W H I L E

STAY A WHILE W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

BUSHLAND COTTAGES WHERE YOU WAKE TO THE SOUNDS OF NATIVE BIRDS. CARAVAN PARKS ON THE BANKS OF THE BEAUTIFUL GOULBURN RIVER. FROM ROMANTIC SHORT GETAWAYS TO FAMILY FRIENDLY RETREATS, THE GOULBURN RIVER VALLEY HAS ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS JUST FOR YOU. Whether you’re after a stylish apartment with all

tranquil gardens or in bushland settings, cottage

the mod-cons, a room with a view of the Valley of a

accommodation has been designed with comfort,

Thousand Hills, a houseboat on the magnificent Lake

privacy and charm in mind.

Eildon or a farm stay experience like no other, we have accommodation to cater to all tastes and budgets.

Park the caravan at one of our many, scenic caravan parks on the banks of the Goulburn River or pitch a

Looking for something unique? Why not experience

tent and relax and enjoy the real meaning of ‘getting

a night or two in a fully renovated, early 1900’s

back to nature’.

Church, or get your friends together and indulge in a luxurious retreat in the Acheron Valley. Just as there is a variety of accommodation set

Each township in the Goulburn River Valley has an individual charm and accommodation to suit. It is a matter of finding what you like best!

along the river, there are some beautiful and unique bed and breakfasts nestled amongst the hills. Enjoy the amazing scenic views from accommodation overlooking the hills around Tallarook, Strath Creek and Marysville. Or rest your head in our newest accommodation option, the stylish VIBE in Marysville. Charming cottage accommodation is available throughout our small towns. Nestled amongst

LOOKING FOR A VENUE? The Goulburn River Valley region has venues suitable for all styles of conferencing, weddings, events and functions. Whatever you are planning the Heart of Victoria has a venue to cater to your requirements.


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AC C OMMODAT I O N DIRECTO RY

MARYSVILLE & SURROUNDS

CHESTNUT GLADE 20 Manby Rd, Narbethong Ph: 03 5963 7103

MARYSVILLE AMELINA COTTAGES 1120 Marysville-Buxton Rd, Marysville Ph: 0434 692 622

SALADIN LODGE 1188 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong Ph: 0429 699 969

BARTON MILL AT MARYSVILLE 6 Barton Ave, Marysville Ph: 0481 311 332 DALRYMPLES 18 Falls Rd, Marysville Ph: 03 5963 3416 MARYSVILLE GARDEN COTTAGES 2 Barton Ave, Marysville Ph: 03 5774 7664 MOONDANI MARYSVILLE Accommodation & Spa 47 Kings Rd, Marysville Ph: 0438 886 683 TOWER MOTEL 33 Murchison St, Marysville Ph: 03 5963 3225 VIBE HOTEL MARYSVILLE 32-42 Murchison St, Marysville Ph: 03 9622 8888 NARBETHONG BLACK SPUR INN 436 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong Ph: 03 5963 7121

ALEXANDRA & SURROUNDS ACHERON BREAKAWAY TWIN RIVERS CARAVAN PARK 91 Breakaway Rd, Acheron Ph: 03 5772 1735 ALEXANDRA COMMERCIAL HOTEL 65 Grant St, Alexandra Ph: 03 5772 1004 WAVERLEY GUEST HOUSE 56 Nihil St, Alexandra Ph: 03 5772 1146 EILDON EILDON PONDAGE HOLIDAY PARK 10 Eildon Rd, Eildon Ph: 1800 651 691 LAKE EILDON MARINA 190 Sugarloaf Rd. Eildon Ph: 03 5774 2107 TAGGERTY BIG 4 TAGGERTY HOLIDAY PARK 3380 Maroondah Hwy, Taggerty Ph: 03 5774 7263

THORNTON RUBICON HOTEL MOTEL 1362 Taggerty Rd, Thornton Ph: 03 5773 2251 YARCK 2 EAGLES COTTAGE 6595 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck Ph: 03 5773 4204 YARCK COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION 6606 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck Ph: 03 5773 4223 GLENFIELD COTTAGE 145 Middle Creek Rd, Yarck Ph: 03 5773 4304 THE CHURCHES OF YARCK 6592 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck Ph: 0414 969 008 YARCK COTTAGE Wrights Lane, Yarck Ph: 0409 004 887

YEA & SURROUNDS

YEA PEPPERCORN HOTEL 21 Station St, Yea Ph: 03 5797 2000

MERLIN PARK 65 O’Sheas Rd, Kilmore East Ph: 03 5782 1243

NAGAMBIE WATERFRONT MOTEL 277-279 High St, Nagambie Ph: 03 5794 1410

YEA RIVER COTTAGE 5 Miller St, Yea Ph: 0401 162 311

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STRATH CREEK FLOWERDALE ESTATE 2285 Broadford Flowerdale Rd, Strath Creek Ph: 03 5784 9280 HALLS ON FALLS HOMESTEAD 440-444 Falls Rd, Strath Creek Ph: 03 5784 9232 STRATH VALLEY VIEW B&B 1204 King Parrot Creek Rd, Strath Creek Ph: 03 5784 9209

KILMORE & SURROUNDS KILMORE BINDLEY HOUSE B&B COTTAGES 20 - 22 Powlett St, Kilmore Ph: 03 5781 1142

YEA ROYAL MAIL HOTEL 88 High St, Yea Ph: 03 5797 2515

KILMORE CARAVAN PARK 110 Northern Hwy, Kilmore Ph: 03 5782 1508

YEA MOTEL 8 Miller St, Yea Ph: 03 5797 2660

LAUREL HILL COTTAGE 12 Melrose Dve, Kilmore Ph: 03 5782 1630

& SURROUNDS MIMOSA GLEN 2415 Lancefield Rd, Tooborac Ph: 03 5433 5346 MERINDOC COTTAGE 2745 Lancefiled Rd, Tooborac Ph: 03 5433 5341

SEYMOUR & SURROUNDS SEYMOUR HIGHLANDS CARAVAN PARK 33 Emily St, Seymour Ph: 03 5792 2124 TALLAROOK SEVEN HILLS TALLAROOK 160 Scotts Rd, Tallarook Ph: 1300 7 HILLS (1300 744 557) TRAWOOL TRAWOOL COTTAGES & FARMSTAY 8447 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Trawool Ph: 0402 001 522

NAGAMBIE & SURROUNDS NAGAMBIE NAGAMBIE LAKES LEISURE PARK 69 Loddings Lane, Nagambie Ph: 03 5794 2373

EUROA FORLONGE B&B 76 Anderson St, Euroa Ph: 03 5795 2460

SHEPPARTON & SURROUNDS SHEPPARTON CENTRAL SHEPPARTON APARTMENTS 507 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 4482 QUALITY HOTEL PARKLAKE 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 5822 SHEPPARTON GOLF CLUB MOTEL Golf Dve, Shepparton Ph: 03 5821 2717 ORRVALE THE CHURCHES 325 Poplar Ave, Orrvale Ph: 0410 561 934

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EXPERIENCE MURRINDINDI’S

GREAT OUTDOORS JUST 90 MINUTES DRIVE NORTH EAST OF MELBOURNE, THE SHIRE OF MURRINDINDI IS BLESSED WITH STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY – FROM THE GOULBURN RIVER FLATS TO COOL TEMPERATURE RAINFORESTS OF THE YARRA RANGES AND THE RUGGED PEAKS OF THE CATHEDRAL RANGE. IF YOU ENJOY FERN WALKS AND MAJESTIC WATERFALLS, WATERSPORTS OR FISHING, DISCOVERING LOCAL HISTORY OR A RELAXING CAMPING HOLIDAY, THIS GORGEOUS AREA HAS IT ALL. W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

WALKS One of the best ways to enjoy this unique region is on foot. From a gentle stroll to a challenging overnight hike, there are a myriad of walks and trails to suit all ages and levels of fitness. In summer, the snow trails of Melbourne’s closest winter

the riverside in the Marysville State Forest and at Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, or choose a secluded campsite at The Gums in Kinglake National Park. Parks, forests and reserves right across the region offer camping and scenic picnic spots to suit anyone and everyone.

playground, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort (see pg 30) offer spectacular mountain views. Explore lush fern gullies in the Yarra Ranges National Park and Marysville State Forest. Enjoy sweeping lake views at Lake Eildon National Park and take in the panorama

WHERE TO GO Just some of the natural places to enjoy include:

of Melbourne’s skyline from Kinglake National Park. Experience the breathtaking vistas from the summit of the Cathedral Range. And that’s just for starters.

CAMPING AND PICNICKING The Murrindindi region offers a plethora of places to escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. The Fraser and Jerusalem Creek camping areas at Lake Eildon National Park are a great destination for families and large groups, and the campgrounds at Cathedral Range State Park are the perfect place for bushwalking and nature enthusiasts. Camp by

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Lake Eildon National Park Kinglake National Park Yarra Ranges National Park Cathedral Range State Park Goulburn River Murrindindi Scenic Reserve State Forests – Marysville, Rubicon, Black Range, Toolangi, Big River Refer to the map on page 7 for locations.

WATERFALLS Dozens of waterfalls are dotted throughout the region, each with a character and timeless beauty of its own and some more accessible than others. Well worth a visit are the renowned Steavenson Falls at Marysville, the cascades along Lady Talbot Drive and the peaceful Cora Lyn Falls near Cambarville. Lucky visitors will see lyrebirds at Masons Falls at Kinglake and the impressive single long drop at Snobs Creek Falls on the way to Eildon.


MURRINDINDI’S GREAT OUTDOORS

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit Parks Victoria www.parkweb.vic.gov.au or Phone 13 19 63. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning www.delwp.vic.gov.au or Phone 13 61 86.

WATERSPORTS AND FISHING Lake Eildon and the Goulburn River were recently voted Victoria’s most popular freshwater lake and river fishing spots. Flowing from the magnificent Lake Eildon, the Goulburn River and its tributaries are much loved by fly fishers and native fish anglers alike. Don’t forget the wheelchair accessible fishing platform on the pondage in the Eildon township for those needing easier, safe access to this premier fishing location. Attracting national attention for its array of fishing opportunities, there are many places to throw in a line throughout the region. Lake Eildon attracts thousands of water sport enthusiasts all year round. With over 500km of shoreline, it’s a great place for all kinds of recreational water sport activities - from wake boarding and water skiing to the more peaceful pursuits of fishing and houseboating.

CULTURE AND HISTORY The land just beyond the Great Divide has been culturally significant to Aboriginal people for thousands of years and many continue to have strong connections to country today. The region’s post-European history is also evident with many places still reflecting their early heritage of gold mining and timber harvesting. Cambarville Historic Township and surrounding area in Yarra Ranges National Park is a great place to discover how the early pioneers of the area lived and worked and learn about their remarkable feats of engineering and timber milling that shaped the region. Visit the Rubicon State Forest and see evidence of Victoria’s first hydro-electric scheme and the timber tramways from the timber harvesting days. There are many more historic locations to explore.

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RAIL TRAIL

TALLAROOK - YEA - ALEXANDRA - MANSFIELD THE GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TAIL MEANDERS THROUGH UNDULATING FARMLAND ALONG THE MAJESTIC GUM-LINED GOULBURN RIVER WITH STUNNING VIEWS INTO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY. The trail begins in Tallarook, a quiet township nestled

Those keen on a more challenging experience

at the foot of the Tallarook Ranges. Users traverse

won’t be disappointed. The 397 metre stretch to

through the famously beautiful Trawool Valley and

the Merton Gap and the climb from Alexandra to

take either the Alexandra Branch line at Cathkin or

Eglington Cutting offers the twin rewards of stunning

continue on to cross Lake Eildon at the Brankeet Arm

views and a cardio workout for anyone interested in

and finish at the foot of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.

pushing the envelope!

Gentle gradients along the trail are generally easy for walkers and cyclists alike making the trail suitable for all ages and most levels of fitness.

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DID YOU KNOW? The trail is ideal for family day-trippers, weekend adventurers or longer-stay holiday makers with a string of picturesque villages between Tallarook, Alexandra and Mansfield offering a range of accommodation types to suit all tastes and budgets.

With a bridle path specially built in tandem with the Rail Trail, horse riding enthusiasts can also enjoy this tranquil and lovely part of the world on a long, exhilarating and safe journey. There are numerous horse yards and hitching rails available and designated areas where visitors can safely park vehicles and horse floats. Many stopovers along the way are equipped with picnic facilities and non potable water with bench seating, bike racks and unique shelters providing local and historical images, information and maps. Visitors can sample the superb local fare of the Goulburn River Valley region at the many cafes, pubs and restaurants dotted throughout the valley. They will discover heritage buildings and incredible

GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL

historic landmarks like the amazing 200 metre-long Cheviot tunnel, explore art galleries and museums, enjoy boutique shops and farmers’ markets and

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see a rich diversity of plants, animals and birdlife

are within 15kms of the Great Victorian Rail Trail.

along this fantastic Great Victorian Rail Trail. For more information, visit the official website www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au 1800 RTRAIL (1800 787 845)

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destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors.

breakfasts, to luxurious self-contained retreats

This beautiful part of the world offers breathtaking

and hotels.

scenery and extensive year round activities, with vast expanses of forest and pristine waterfalls to discover.

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is only a short trip from Melbourne and offers cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snow play during winter along

Bushwalking in Marysville and surrounds is a

with mountain biking, bushwalking and road cycling

must. With amazing scenic tracks and trails, no

in the warmer months.

visit is complete without experiencing some of the beautiful natural terrain by foot, bike or horse.

Enjoy the T Bar & Lounge where an open fireplace awaits in you in winter and in warmer months you’ll appreciate the icy cold craft beers & ciders on offer. There’s a rooftop deck, spacious courtyard, function room and to cap off your stay, treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the Vibe Hotel, directly opposite.

vistas, trees and rivers. For anglers, the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ where three rivers come together,

mountain biking, and the area is home to stunning

offers fantastic fishing opportunities and the

rivers and streams that are great for fly-fishing.

Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm is a must see when

offer friendly hospitality and a wide variety of

There are 16 luxurious, air-conditioned rooms with double size showers. King suites have the luxury of a freestanding bath within the room plus wireless internet and Foxtel is provided for all guests.

Close by is Buxton, with its beautiful mountain

The Bicentennial Trail is perfect for horse riding and

New and established accommodation options

Winner of the TripAdvisor Award for Excellence, this family owned and operated motel has everything the discerning traveller is after.

you visit the area.

33 Murchison St, MARYSVILLE Ph: 03 5963 3225 www.towermotel.com.au

The Tower Motel also offers a chauffer driven tour service in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. Take in the sights, view the natural scenery, taste local produce, sip on some local wines and be given a real insight of the area first hand by local himself, owner David Stirling. And after a big day out, treat yourself to one of the many massage and relaxation packages. The Tower Motel is conveniently located close to a variety of walking and bike trails, waterfalls, retail shops and everything else that magestic Marysville has to offer. And it’s all just 80 minutes from Melbourne, 25 minutes from Lake Mountain Ski Resort, an hour from Mansfield and a leisurely 30 minutes from Lake Eildon.


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The perfect fun day out for the whole family! Young kids through to the grandparents can all be thrilled by hooking onto one of the trout or salmon in the picturesque, natural bush fishout.

AMELINA COTTAGES

BLACK SPUR INN

CHESTNUT GLADE

Amelina Cottages Marysville are traditional country cottages for couples or small families. Set opposite the State Forest, on over half an acre of cottage gardens, Amelina Cottages are a short two-minute stroll over the Steavenson River to the heart of the Marysville village. Fully equipped kitchens, real wood fires, air conditionaing, spas. AAA4 star.

Known as the mystic gateway to food, wine and hospitality, the Black Spur Inn offers a diverse selection of traditional and specialty dishes influenced by the flair of highly trained chefs. A popular destination, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and lends itself for family functions, conferences and meetings.

Two spacious self contained cottages of contemporary design nestled within a very peaceful setting, amidst an orchard of chestnut trees, surrounded by the mystic mountains. The cottages can sleep up to four and have open fires and spas. Children and pets are welcome. Every season is a delight. Packages available.

1120 Marysville-Buxton Rd, MARYSVILLE Ph: 0434 692 622 www.amelina.com.au

436 Maroondah Hwy, NARBETHONG Ph: 03 5963 7121 www.blackspurinn.com.au

20 Manby Rd, NARBETHONG Ph: 03 5963 7103 www.chestnutglade.com.au

BARTON MILL AT MARYSVILLE

BLACK SPUR INN

DALRYMPLES B&B GUEST COTTAGES

Australia’s first commercial trout hatchery is a family owned and run farm, growing quality Rainbow Trout & Atlantic Salmon in the pristine waters of the Victorian Alps and no antibiotic chemicals or growth hormones are used. Be sure to try the Traditional Mountain Ash Smoked Trout and their hand-milked Caviar, or just enjoy the peace and quiet with a spot of fishing. Buxton is just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne that will take you through some beautiful wilderness. Open 9am – 5pm daily.

2118 Maroondah Hwy, BUXTON Ph: 03 5774 7370 www.buxtontrout.com.au

Multiple award winning Barton Mill is finished to the highest of standards. This family friendly self-contained house features 3 bedrooms with period detail throughout. Accommodating 1 to 6 people and offering individual bathroom facilities to all 3 bedrooms. Linen and toiletries are provided. Features large alfresco deck with mountain views and wood fire all in a central location.

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne with a ‘million miles away’ feel, the historic Black Spur Inn, with stunning forest views, invites you to indulge in the perfect getaway. Offering hotel suites, cabin units or a lodge for larger groups, all with the comforts one would expect. Be sure to ask about their various special seasonal getaway packages.

A choice of 4 uniquely different, self-contained, architect designed cottages perfect for couples in the heart of Marysville. Featuring an intriguing blend of Japanese and Australian design and décor. With fully equipped kitchens, king size beds, Jotul real wood fires, air conditioning, large spa baths and gourmet breakfast hampers. Beautiful private garden setting. AAA

6 Barton Ave, MARYSVILLE Ph: 0481 311 332 www.bartonmillmarysville.com.au

436 Maroondah Hwy, NARBETHONG Ph: 03 5963 7121 www.blackspurinn.com.au

18 Falls Rd, MARYSVILLE Ph: 03 5963 3416 www.dalrymples.com.au

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Vibe Hotel Marysville

Vibe Hotel Marysville opened its doors in January 2015, connecting you to the heart of this picturesque region. Contemporary and environmentally sustainable, the 101 stylish rooms provide a sanctuary for guests alongside a relaxing wellness area, gourmet cafe, deli and bakehouse. The hotel also boasts a modern Australian restaurant, Radius Bar & Grill led by Executive Chef Leigh Colville, showcasing produce locally sourced within a 100km radius.

Vibe Hotel Marysville 32-42 Murchison Street Marysville VIC 3779 Australia

Visit TFEhotels.com/vibe


MARY S V I LLE & S URROUNDS

Come & play at the beautiful Marysville Golf & Bowls Club. Surrounded by magnificent forested hills with the Steavenson River meandering through the course, it is a delight to play all year round. There is also an all-weather bowling green & visitors can hire both golf & bowls equipment.

LIT & BEYOND

MARYSVILLE GARDEN COTTAGES

Delight your senses at the treasure trove of Marysville. Lit & Beyond is where you’ll find a retail experience to remember with exquisite lit candles in a spectrum of colours and scents plus clothing, jewellery, assorted scarves and much more. Open 11am – 4pm Wednesday to Sunday, public holidays and every day during Victorian school holidays.

Imagine unwinding in a two-person spa or elegant claw foot bath with the flicker of a gas log fire keeping you cozy.

2/16 Darwin St, MARYSVILLE Ph: 0422 239 754 www.lit.com.au

2 Barton Ave, MARYSVILLE Ph: 03 5774 7664 www.gardencottages.com.au

MOONDANI MARYSVILLE ACCOMMODATION & SPA

There are 8 beautifully detailed cottages to choose from, designed for couples, all have a private garden veranda with mountain views, right in the heart of town. Packages and vouchers available.

SALADIN LODGE

The newly refurbished clubhouse includes “The Bunker” restaurant, open to the public Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Children’s meals available & visitors can enjoy fresh, local ingredients whilst taking in the spectacular views over the course & beyond on the fantastic outdoor deck. Stay & play packages are available, families & group bookings welcome.

956 Buxton-Marysville Rd, MARYSVILLE Ph: 03 5963 3241 www.marysvillegolfandbowls.com.au

Moondani Marysville is a unique retreat experience. New, modern and thermally efficient accommodation overlooking the beautiful mountains of Marysville, Moondani also offers optional in-house spa treatments using Li’tya Australian native aromatic oils and skin care. Moondani is an idyllic space, luxuriously appointed and perfect for romantic retreats or time away with family and friends.

Meander this private and picturesque property with its numerous walking paths, try your hand at fishing or just paddle out on the lake. There are two B&B style retreats (disabled friendly) or if travelling with a group, the lodge can more than cater. Plus full Conference Facilities, Event areas for parties/weddings and a Cafe and Produce Store on weekends.

47 Kings Rd, MARYSVILLE Ph: 0438 886 683 www.moondani.net.au

1188 Maroondah Hwy, NARBETHONG Ph: 0429 699 969 www.saladinlodge.com

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location for fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and MELBOURNE

by the Blue Range to the east and Black Range to Lilydale the west, it offers a smorgasbord of nature based

pleasure boating.

activities for visitors.

You can even hire a houseboat for a holiday on the

The charming village of Yarck is a popular stop

water or go camping, bushwalking and cycling in

on the way to Mansfield and the Victorian High

and around Lake Eildon National Park where you’ll

Country. It is also the perfect resting place for

find goldmining relics and pretty wildflowers.

riders tackling the Great Victorian Rail Trail, with

Throw a line where the cool waters of the Acheron and Goulburn Rivers meet, in the little hamlet of

a delightful country pub and cafés and a terrific General Store that welcomes weary riders.

Acheron. Who knows you might even catch a trout

Meander through the bookshop, pick up some

or two in this freshwater fishing mecca!

locally handcrafted soaps and natural products

A paradise for bushwalkers and birdwatchers, Cathedral Mountain in the Cathedral Range State Park, towers over the little township of Taggerty.

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This fascinating tourist railway and museum features local timber history from the Rubicon Forest and other historical displays from one of the largest machinery collections in Australia. The museum’s two main events are the Easter Gala and the Heritage Machinery Festival on the second Saturday in September. There’s lots of childrens activities, a picnic area and the Great Victorian Rail Trail that starts and ends at the Timber Tramway. The Alexandra Market is held on the second Saturday of each month from September to May and features a large variety of stalls and train rides.

Escape to BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park, located in a pretty bush setting on the banks of the Acheron River with the Cathedral Mountain as the back drop. Stay in one of their fully self contained ensuite cabins where you might spy a platypus whilst sitting on the decking overlooking the Acheron River. Take your caravan or tent to camp on one of the shaded powered/ unpowered sites. Breathe clean fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors, take it easy or be active! Enjoy the park’s facilities, including a swimming pool, jumping pillow, playground, tennis courts and mini golf.

The museum opens from 10am till 4pm with steam train rides on the second Sunday of each month and diesel powered train rides on the fourth Sunday. Groups and families are very welcome.

Just over 2 hours from Melbourne, simply travel up the Maroondah Highway or take the Hume Freeway.

Station St, ALEXANDRA Ph: 0427 509 988 www.alexandratramway.org.au

3380 Maroondah Hwy, TAGGERTY Ph: 03 5774 7263 www.big4taggerty.com.au

or taste some delicious cherries, direct from the Koala Country Orchard. There is also terrific accommodation available.


ALEXANDRA & S URROUNDS

BREAKAWAY TWIN RIVERS CARAVAN PARK

LAKE EILDON MARINA

RUBICON HOTEL MOTEL

The Commercial Hotel is a welcoming place to stop for a drink and a chat, enjoy a meal with friends and family or pick up some local wine. Open daily from 11.30am until late. If you are looking for accommodation, be sure to spend a night or two in our clean and relaxed historic country hotel.

Located just 5 minutes from Alexandra, this park nestled in the Acheron Valley offers everything! Apart from deluxe and ensuite cabins plus shaded camping spots along the edge of the Goulburn River, there’s always plenty to do with a jumping pillow, solar heated pool, tennis court, mini golf, fishing, recreation room and even go-kart hire!

Their fleet of houseboats offer a unique accommodation experience for visitors to explore and truly appreciate the tranquillity and serenity of the pristine waters and magnificent surroundings of Lake Eildon. There are 10 and 12 berth houseboats catering for all levels of comfort and budget, from basic through to two storey luxury incorporating a spa.

Centrally located in Thornton between Alexandra, Marysville and Lake Eildon, this locally owned and operated business boasts 24 motel rooms, a spacious bistro, bottle shop, Tattslotto, large Sports Bar with TAB, Fox Sports, Post Office, free Wi-Fi and a courtesy bus. The perfect spot for fishing, boating, four wheel driving, horse riding or just chilling by the river.

65 Grant St, ALEXANDRA Ph: 03 5772 1004 www.commhotel.com.au

91 Breakaway Rd. ACHERON Ph: 03 5772 1735 www.thebreakaway.com.au

190 Sugarloaf Rd, EILDON Ph: 03 5774 2107 www.houseboatholidays.com.au

1362 Taggerty Rd, THORNTON Ph: 03 5773 2251 www.rubiconhotel.com.au  

GRANT STREET GROCER

ESSENCE COFFEE LOUNGE

EILDON PONDAGE HOLIDAY PARK

WAVERLEY GUEST HOUSE

This unique local produce store offers handmade sushi, pasta and biscuits plus an array of other goodies and their take home meals feature fresh, flavoursome ingredients. Drop in for a coffee and to see all the region has to offer. Open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 4.30pm and on Sundays during summer from 9am -4pm.

Located in the heart of Alexandra this thriving café uses the best of local produce to create a modern breakfast and lunch menu. Sit back and enjoy quality pavement, courtyard and inside dining. Essence also serves quality coffee, traditional teas, cakes and assorted local produce. Open Mon-Fri 6am to 4pm, and weekends 7am to 3ish.

Nestled along the banks of the magnificent Eildon Pondage, you won’t find a better location! BYO tent or caravan or stay in one of the comfortable cabins. Located on 30 acres of parkland, there is great fishing spots within the park, a Giant Kangaroo Jumping Cushion, playground, camp kitchen with pizza oven and even a tennis court!

Built in the early 1900’s, Waverley Guest House has been tastefully renovated to provide boutique Federation style accommodation. Each apartment offers spacious rooms and comfortable living. Located in the heart of Alexandra you will find shops on your doorstep, the Rail Trail a short ride away or the rest of the Murrindindi Shire within easy reach.

88a Grant St, ALEXANDRA Ph: 03 5772 1526 www.grantstgrocer.com.au

79 Grant St, ALEXANDRA Ph: 03 5772 2122 www.essencecoffeelounge.com.au

10 Eildon Rd, EILDON Ph: (toll free) 1800 651 691 www.eildoncp.com.au

56 Nihil St, ALEXANDRA Ph: 03 5772 1146 www.waverleyguesthouse.com.au

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GIDDY GOAT CAFE & YARCK COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION

GLENFIELD COTTAGE

DINDI NATURALS

CHURCHES OF YARCK B&B ACCOMMODATION

For something homemade and delicious you’ll love Giddy Goat’s creamy vanilla slices, tasty sausage rolls, popular fish & chips and great coffee! Open 6am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday. Dine in or takeaway. Fully licensed.

Glenfield Cottage provides self-contained accommodation for up to four people in a cosy, private, two bedroom cottage. All linen is provided and there is a fully equipped kitchen for your convenience. Weekly or overnight stays available.

Our 100% natural soap and beauty products are made from locally grown extra-virgin olive oil. Come in and hand test liquid soaps and browse the large range of aroma-therapeutic skin care items, gifts and local edible produce.

Step inside either of these freestanding, converted, open plan church buildings and you enter a comfortable haven, stylishly decorated and ideally located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family retreat.

6606 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4223

145 Middle Creek Rd, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4304

6572 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 0407 310 988 www.dindinaturals.com.au

6592 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 0414 969 008 www.churchesofyarck.com.au

www.yarckcottage.com

KOALA CHERRIES & CHERRISHED

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YARCK GENERAL STORE & TWO EAGLES COTTAGE

BOOKS AT YARCK

YARCK HOTEL

Visit CherriShed for tastings and sales of fresh cherries, straight from the orchard. Select from cherry liqueurs, preserves, sauces and cherrythemed gifts. Open mid November until mid January, 7 days a week, 9.30am to 5pm.

A general store with the lot! Great coffee, dine in or takeaway food, post office, newsagents and groceries. Open every day. Renovated, self contained two bedroom cottage. Each room with king bed and ensuite. Fully fenced and pet friendly.

We sell pre-loved, affordably priced books and magazines for the whole family. Our wide range of subjects includes a large military section. Open Monday 11.30am to 3pm, Thursday and Friday 11.30am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 5pm.

This authentic country pub is open daily from noon with dinner served every night with lunches Wednesday to Sunday. Takeaways are available and you’ll love the outdoor area with its own Beer Garden and outside pool table.

6547 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4250

6595 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4204 E: yarckgeneralstore@hotmail.com

6591 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4337 E: books.at.yarck@gmail.com

6607 Maroondah Hwy, YARCK Ph: 03 5773 4226 www.facebook.com/yarck.hotel

WITH THE GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL LITERALLY ON YARCK’S DOORSTEP, THIS TRADITIONAL COUNTRY TOWN IS THE PERFECT BASE FOR DISCOVERING JUST WHAT THE HEART OF VICTORIA HAS TO OFFER.


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Just north of the Great Divide in the spectacular Broadford Murrindindi region, the pretty town of Yea is nestled in a magnificent valley where the Yea andKilmore Goulburn

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visitors can taste wines at sensational cellar doors

Lilydale such Sedona Estate or Philip Lobley. Shops, cafes, more about the wetlands, book in to the occasional MELBOURNE country pubs and restaurants also offer many guided tours or head off on a leisurely walk in the

opportunities to sample local wines and delicious

crisp country air.

regional fare. History buffs will appreciate the town’s well and

In the Valley of a Thousand Hills, experience

heritage-listed railway station – a reminder of the

the pleasure of the warm and welcoming village

importance of rail transport in the early settlement.

atmosphere of Flowerdale. Breathtaking views of

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Upper Yarra Reservoir

Flowerdale Estate historic homestead property has a long history dating back to 1842 when the original homestead was built. Flowerdale Estate is now a family owned and operated business. With many years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, and a team of professional and dedicated staff, our aim is to make every part of your stay with us a most enjoyable and successful one.

Handcrafted premium quality wines together with exceptional sourdough breads are produced in Glenburn by craftsman winemaker Philip Lobley and artisan baker Lynn Cunningham of Wild Crust Bakery.

People are now able to stay over on weekends and enjoy our fantastic facilities, such as indoor heated pool, an undercover tennis court and the King Parrot Creek. Our restaurant “Gracies” opens for dinner Friday and Saturday nights, and offers traditional high tea and high tea royale every Sunday.  Bookings are essential.

Philip has 25 years experience in the wine industry and established his Close Planted vineyard in 1995. The unique micro climate produces exceptional grapes that are transformed into wines of elegance and power.

2285 Broadford Flowerdale Rd, STRATH CREEK Ph: 03 5784 9280 www.flowerdaleestate.com.au

1084 Kinglake Glenburn Rd, GLENBURN Ph: 0408 669 109 www.philiplobleywines.com

the valley are available from the viewing platform Yea is situated right on the Great Victorian Rail

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Their products are available locally from a number of retail venues in the Murrindindi Shire, market outlets or by visits by appointment to their unique property.

Wild Crust Bakery is only one of a handful of traditional wood fired baking ovens operating in Victoria and has built a legion of fans for their ‘real breads’.

Trail. Pack the bikes or walk the beautiful scenic trail through pretty countryside. Be sure to visit

Strath Creek is also situated in its own peaceful

the Cheviot Tunnel, just east of Yea on the Great

little valley and is a great place to explore the

Victorian Rail Trail.

Tallarook State Forest, Mount Disappointment, Strath Creek Falls, the Old Seymour Reservoir,

Fertile farmlands produce an abundance of superb produce available direct from the farm gate, and

Mount Hickey, Horan’s Track and much more.

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This homestead is nestled in the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’, an easy one hour’s drive north of Melbourne. It’s promised that when you settle in, it will feel like you are a million miles away. There are two fully selfcontained 3 bedroom cottages which can sleep up to 8 guests each. This is the perfect spot for celebrating a special occasion with your partner, family or close group of friends. There are facilities for guests horses and plenty of trails to explore around the area. Horse riders, cyclists, bushwalkers, birdwatchers and 4WD groups are welcome, just to name a few. Everyone can benefit from a weekend getaway and view the abundant wildlife this region has to offer - or maybe just to relive a childhood memory.

440-444 Falls Rd, STRATH CREEK Ph: 03 5784 9232 www.hallsonfallshomestead.com.au


Y EA & S URROUNDS

STRATH VALLEY VIEW B&B

YEA PEPPERCORN HOTEL

Having established a reputation for their contemporary menu offering traditional pub fare as well as dishes for the discerning, this stylish hotel is now home to Yea’s newest luxury appointed accommodation. Enjoy a selection of cold beer, premium wines and ciders from the local region and beyond and relax with the family in ambient surrounds.

This is your chance to relax in your own private cedar cottage whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the “Valley of Thousand Hills.” Sit on the balcony with a glass of local wine or in front of the wood fire with a complimentary port. Unwind in the clawfoot bath and in the morning enjoy a hearty country breakfast.

Step back into another era in this charming hotel restaurant with its old English oak tables, comfortable chairs and two fireplaces. Visit the Railway Lounge where you can sit and enjoy a drink before dinner. The a la carte menu boasts country comfort food and the special seafood Sundays are popular amongst locals and visitors. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Gift Certificates available.

88 High St, YEA Ph: 03 5797 2515 www.royalmailhotelyea.com.au

1204 King Parrot Creek Rd, STRATH CREEK Ph: 03 5784 9209 www.strathvalleyview.com.au

21 Station St, YEA Ph: 03 5797 2000 www.yeapeppercorn.com.au

SEDONA ESTATE

YEA MOTEL

YEA RIVER COTTAGE

YEA PEPPERCORN HOTEL

From Sedona Estate’s humble beginnings, Paul & Sonja are proud to create regionally distinctive wines of impeccable quality from their high altitude vineyard. Visit our hillside Cellar Door and enjoy mesmerising views while sipping Sedona wines. Artisan gourmet platters are available on weekends. Open 11am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays.

Located just 90 minutes north of Melbourne, Yea Motel welcomes visitors to a picturesque garden setting with heated pool and BBQ under the aged shady trees. The nine units are bright, clean and comfortable with three family rooms sleeping four in each. Twin share units are also available. All have queen beds and ensuites.

Nestled on the banks of the Yea River is our early 1900’s period home, featuring three full sized bedrooms, (sleeps 8) full sized kitchen, split system, Coonara fireplace, TV/DVD player, laundry, BBQ, wide verandahs and outdoor setting. Fully enclosed backyard with gate access to Yea River. 300 metre walk to shops, restaurants, Yea Wetlands, park and Rail Trail.

For an authentic country escape, head for the Yea Peppercorn Hotel located conveniently opposite the Great Victorian Rail Trail. The hotel, which was built in the 1860’s, boasts original features including an old style verandah, giving the ambience and warmth of a bygone era. There are a range of luxurious suites to choose from. Gift Certificates available.

182 Shannons Rd, MURRINDINDI Ph: 03 9730 2883 www.sedonaestate.com.au

8 Miller St, YEA Ph: 03 5797 2660 www.yeamotel.com.au

5 Miller St, YEA Ph: 0401 162 311 www.yearivercottage.com.au

21 Station St, YEA Ph: 03 5797 2000 www.yeapeppercorn.com.au

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Marysville

and enjoy a leisurely walk through Lavers Circuit or to the Masons Falls lookout. Visitors will be amazed at the beauty and tranquillity of the Wombelano Falls, a 1.5km walking circuit from Captains Creek Road. The Kinglake Ranges are home to museums,

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Narbethong Yarra Ranges National Park

Lilydale and is the largest National Park within a short drive MELBOURNE a visit to the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve and the from Melbourne. spectacular Whilhelmina Falls!

offer free barbeques, so you can cook up a feast

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natural wildlife. This park covers 22,000 hectares

of Jehosaphat Gully and Masons Falls. Both areas

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A visit to Toolangi should also include an ambling walk through the town’s lovely gardens, where you can discover Toolangi’s very own rose variety, ‘Toolangi Gold’.

TIP FROM A LOCAL

Upper Yarra Reservoir Each year

in October, Kinglake Ranges comes alive with the annual Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, featuring some of the best Bluegrass musicians in the country.

wonderful young bluegrass talent and of course many other performances featuring some of the best national and international Bluegrass artists.

Supporting the economic redevelopment of the Kinglake Ranges, the festival showcases the best the region has to offer, in a family-friendly event with something for everyone.

Kinglake is located close to Melbourne so why not make a weekend of it! While here be sure to visit our wonderful National Parks with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls and spectacular views. If you’re a thrill seeker, be sure to challenge yourself with the downhill mountain bike trails or if you’d prefer to take it easy, simply enjoy the peaceful scenery and visit our local wineries.

Festival goers will be treated to a weekend of non-stop music fit for a mountain. The festival kicks off with a toetapping Hoedown, the best bush dance you will experience with brilliant musicians, dancing and great food. There are musical workshops for all levels of ability and facilitated by the best in the business, a Gospel Concert that is set to lift your spirits, Community Concert showcasing our

Don’t miss a weekend full of great atmosphere, country hospitality and unique musical riches.

Visit the Kinglake Produce & Artisian Market on the fourth Sunday of each month in the heart of the Kinglake township.

galleries, bakeries, studios, cafes, specialist nurseries and tearooms. You can take scenic drives, go horse riding, cycling or bushwalking, pick your own berries of just get adventurous with

Held annually in October. Visit our website for dates and more details www.fmbluegrass.com.au


He ad for the hills and experience the be aut y of the

Kinglake Ranges

Perched above Melbourne’s northern fringes, the Ranges are home to the vast Kinglake Ranges National Park and its stunning waterfalls, sweeping skyline views, tranquil picnic and camping spots, walking tracks and for the more adventurous, an exhilarating mountain bike track. And for a real taste of the Ranges while touring, call into a farm gate, the monthly markets or iconic eateries for some delicious local produce.

HEAD FOR THE HILLS ONE DAY SOON! WWW.KRBN.COM.AU


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The town of Broadford is also home to the famous State Motorcycle Complex, a world class

Broadford is perfect for a leisurely browse around

motorcycle facility, which offers state of the art

and spending time relaxing in one of the many cafes

amenities for competition and recreational riding,

in the main street. Rich in military and agricultural

ideally suited to host a range of community and

history, the town of Broadford has a striking war

corporate events.

memorial featuring battle memorabilia alongside monuments to early explorers Hume and Hovell. Nearby Mount Piper, just west of the town, offers scenic walking tracks, while the Mount Disappointment State Forest, south-east of town, encompasses the Sunday Creek Reservoir and the Strath Creek Falls, both offering spectacular views from the summit.

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hundreds of quality paintings and attracting visitors

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Sports Complex is the home of motorcycle sport in Victoria. Healesville Upper Yarra Reservoir Owned by Motorcycling Victoria since 1975, this unique facility comprises of enough land to house tracks suitable for up to nine different disciplines.   The SMSC hosts numerous state, club, national and international events throughout the year, recently hosting the World Motocross Championships in 2001.   The SMSC is also ideally-suited to host a wide-range of community events such as festivals, markets, and community social welfare programs, including corporate events.  

In 2015, the SMSC will undergo a significant $1.2 million upgrade with MV’s headquarters to be relocated from Melbourne. A brand new welcoming façade, and new community centre, with 360 degree views of the complex, will also be built. This SMSC is already a wonderful destination to visit, and with the vibrant town of Broadford just minutes down the road, there’s no reason not to rev your engines and experience the most comprehensive motorcycle sports facility of its kind in Australia. 

KILMORE CELTIC FESTIVAL Immerse yourself in Kilmore’s Celtic heritage on the last weekend in June with non-stop entertainment, music and dance!

260 Strath Creek Rd, BROADFORD Ph: 03 5748 4163 E: broadford@motorcyclingvic.com.au


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EXPERIENCE LUXURY AT THESE THREE UNIQUE PROPERTIES

An annual exhibition featuring hundreds of quality paintings. Total awards valued at $5,500, attracting artwork by experienced artists from metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Enjoy exquisite artwork, also photography, glass art, woodwork, jewellery & more. Artist Demonstrations at the expo. Art & Roses Tours also available. All work is for sale. Held in April each year. Memorial Hall, Sydney St, KILMORE Ph: 0428 410 041 www.kilmoreartexpo.com Kilmore is Victoria’s oldest inland settled town and your gateway to such a diverse range of activities.

KILMORE CARAVAN PARK

With regular festivals and some great shopping choices, simply jump in your car or hop on a train and use one of these unique properties as the perfect base for a well deserved getaway. LAUREL HILL COTTAGE Established in 1860, this charming 2 bedroom cottage is built on the site of stables within an historic, private property.

Centrally located close to shops and restaurants, this modern park offers deluxe and standard ensuite cabins, all well equipped with heating/AC, TV, cooking facilities etc. For campers there are spacious powered and unpowered sites, suitable for motor homes or 5th wheelers with the covered camp kitchen and BBQ area being a great place to meet fellow travelers. 110 Northern Hwy, KILMORE Ph: 03 5782 1508 E: kcp@pacific.net.au

It features both queen and twin bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, spa bathroom, and entertainment centre. Relax in the rose garden or stroll around the historic and stunning gardens of the property.

12 Melrose Dve, KILMORE Ph: 03 5782 1630 www.laurelhillcottage.com.au

MERLIN PARK Your host Liz invites you to her beautiful and secluded farmstay apartment. With 3 bedrooms it sleeps up to five guests comfortably and includes a continental breakfast of homemade bread, jams and other delights. Pet friendly, Merlin Park is close to the train station, race track and golf course.

65 O’Sheas Rd, KILMORE EAST Ph: 03 5782 1243 E: merlinpark@smartchat.net.au

KILMORE TRACKSIDE

BINDLEY HOUSE B&B COTTAGES Bindley House cottages are nestled within the beautiful gardens of historic Bindley House (an imposing 2 storey bluestone residence, circa 1862). Relax and indulge in luxury self contained cottages overlooking majestic gardens complete with 100-year-old elm trees, sculptured lawns and cottage garden colour. Located in the heart of Kilmore within easy walking distance to all amenities.

20-22 Powlett St, KILMORE Ph: 03 5781 1142 www.bindleyhouse.com.au

Kilmore Trackside is regarded as one of the best facilities of its kind, outside of metropolitan Melbourne. Trackside Bar, Bistro & Alfresco is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering outstanding regional cuisine and value. A truly unique dining experience you must try! Why not combine your function with the races. Group bookings welcome. East St, KILMORE Ph: 03 5783 0777 www.countryracing.com.au/kilmore-racing-club

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can enjoy a wood fired pizza, or whole local pig!

sit back, relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon sampling the award winning brews at the brewery. Great coffee and old fashioned milkshakes made with home-made syrups are on offer at the General Store, which is the perfect spot to settle in by the pot-bellied stove and watch the locals go by.

TIP FROM A LOCAL MELBOURNE Be sure to visit Tooborac in March for harvest celebration the Tooborac Autumn Festival. Featuring farm tours, sausage making, cooking demonstrations, children’s growing activities, market stalls, live music and much, much more!

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When you are looking to escape, this property is the perfect destination with stunning rural outlooks plus a small private garden and lawn area - perfect for families. Everything you need is on hand in the fully equipped kitchen plus there’s a wood fireplace and laundry facilities. Tea & coffee is provided along with breakfast ingredients for the first morning. 2745 Lancefield Rd, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5341 www.merindoc.com.au

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the Shelmerdine Family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. With Healesville two Vineyards in Upper Heathcote Yarra they offer a variety of Reservoir wines. Wines on tasting include Shiraz, Grenache Rosé, Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo and Syrah Grenache. Merindoc Café and Cellar Door is the ideal place to discover the balance and elegance of their wines and the Café menu is seasonally inspired. Cellar Door is open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Merindoc Café is open Saturday and Sunday 11:30am to 2:30pm.

McIvor Farm specialise in old breed Berkshire pigs free range, ethically raised pigs prized for their flavour. McIvor Farm is set amongst the beautiful granite boulders and rolling fields of Tooborac.  The pigs assist in land regeneration by going about their piggy business. Visit Jason & Belinda at their farm gate shop – check the website for opening times.

Generations of farming families have perfected techniques to produce arguably some of the best grapes, pork, olive oil, vegetables and beer Victoria has to offer and can be sourced from the quaint farm shop.

2905 Lancefield/Tooborac Rd, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5188 www.merindoc.com.au

Cnr Nthn Hwy & Lancefield-Tooborac Rd, TOOBORAC Ph: 0419 422 238 www.mcivorfarmfoods.com.au


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MIMOSA GLEN

Modelled on an Italian mixed farm, McIvor Estate is located at the Southern end of the Heathcote wine growing region. It produces premium award winning wines as well as extra virgin olive oils. Each Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday (10am to 5pm) the doors of the Cellar Door are thrown open and people can enjoy the current releases of McIvor Estate’s range of wines and olive oils.

Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, nestled amongst the ancient granite boulders of Tooborac, Mimosa Glen boasts a number of options for guests to enjoy a secluded country getaway. Choose to stay in the beautifully restored Mimosa Glen Homestead or plan a romantic getaway and book a weekend at Mimosa Glen Cottage.

80 Tooborac Baynton Rd, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5266 www.mcivorestate.com.au

2415 Lancefield Rd, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5346 www.mimosaglen.com.au

TOOBORAC RABBIT RAMBLE

TOOBORAC GENERAL STORE

So you think your rabbit dish is the best? Well, here’s your chance to prove it at the Tooborac Rabbit Cook-Off! Judged by a panel of rabbit connoisseurs, entries are scored on presentation, taste, texture and imagination and after judging, everyone sits down to share each other’s creations. If you don’t wish to compete, why not join us for a shared table lunch? Proceeds to local community organisations.

Tooborac General Store has the nostalgia of a local country store with genuine friendly service. Known for its good food philosophy, the café uses fresh local ingredients and caters for all dietary requirements. The store has take home meals, giftware, live bait, fishing tackle and licenses along with fuel, newsagent and mail services. Open every day.

Held annually on the 3rd Sunday in October Tooborac Hall, Northern Hwy, TOOBORAC www.tooboracrabbitramble.com.au

5015 Northern Hwy, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5313 www.tooboracgeneralstore.com.au

TOOBORAC HOTEL AND BREWERY

The historic Tooborac Hotel has been serving cold beer and great meals to weary travellers since 1857. With a craft brewery established onsite in 2009, the now named Tooborac Hotel and Brewery has become a muststop tourist destination for visitors to the region. The Tooborac Hotel serves meals at lunch and dinner, and stocks a wide selection of local wines. Its beer taps pour the range of Tooborac Beer, and all are welcome to view the brewery itself – built into the original Cobb & Co stables behind the hotel. Make sure you try one of the award winning pies!   The inviting atmosphere is perfect for families, groups and clubs; all types of functions can be catered for. The Tooborac Hotel and Brewery is the perfect spot for your next getaway!

5115 Northern Hwy, TOOBORAC Ph: 03 5433 5201 www.tooborachotel.com.au

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reflection, to commemorate the services of the men and women who served in Australia’s longest war. Nearby Puckapunyal is the largest military training centre in Victoria. The base was established in 1939 during World War II and is an important link to the proud military history of the town. Today Puckapunyal is home to one of the largest armour museums in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 70 Armoured Fighting Vehicles on display in Hopkins Barracks. On foot or on two wheels, the Great Victorian Rail Trail offers a fantastic way to experience the beauty and majesty of this stunning natural

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OLD POST OFFICE SEYMOUR ART GALLERY & RESTAURANT

quality, geological and cultural significance.

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amazing scenery and imposing boulder outcrops, which are National Trust listed for their high scenic

8447 Goulburn Valley Hwy, TRAWOOL Ph: 0402 001 522 www.trawoolshed.com.au

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Located on the Goulburn Valley Highway, just a Lilydale short drive from Seymour, the Trawool Valley boasts MELBOURNE

Less than an hours’ drive from Melbourne and surrounded by stunning scenery are two fully self contained cottages with everything you need. The Rail Trail is just 100m away or you can lounge in the hammock with a good book or curl up by the fire with a glass of local wine. Full breakfast is provided. For families and groups, we also offer a large, three bedroom home. Pet friendly

Photo: Brett Goldsmith

Victoria’s premier regional commercial art gallery presents continuously changing exhibitions of internationally acclaimed Australian artists work. Wildlife, expressionist and traditional exhibited. The licensed restaurant is central within the C1872 multi-roomed gallery creating an elegant relaxed atmosphere. Gallery and restaurant open day & evening Wednesday to Saturday plus Sunday lunch.

Eat like a local at Hock The Ruby café. Featuring divine meals, snacks and food-to-go that’s house-made using the finest of local ingredients. You simply must try the to-die-for Seven Hills Goat Chorizo! They also have their own special house-blend coffee that’s very popular with locals. Open Friday to Sunday from 8.30am.

50 Emily St (old Hume Highway), SEYMOUR Ph: 03 5792 3170 www.artseymour.com.au

2 Main Rd, TALLAROOK Ph: 0488 990 733 E: hocktheruby@bigpond.com


BRINGING HISTORY

TO LIFE SEYMOUR’S MILITARY HISTORY SEYMOUR AND PUCKAPUNYAL SHARE A RICH AND HISTORIC PAST WITH THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY. Situated 10km west of Seymour, Puckapunyal is one of the best known army training camps in Australia and includes the Australian Army Tank Museum, which hosts a premier collection of tanks, armoured vehicles, uniforms and artifacts. Just minutes from the town of Seymour is The Australian Light Horse Memorial Park which was Victoria’s largest Army base, the Seymour Camp, known to many as Site 17. Throughout the park there are scattered relics of the Army Camp days and Anzac Hill offers 360 degree views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Enjoy exploring Mitchell Shire’s wartime heritage and discovering the proud contribution that the military has made to this area. AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE MEMORIAL PARK Goulburn Valley Highway, Seymour www.lighthorsepark.org.au AUSTRALIAN ARMY TANK MUSEUM Hopkins Barracks, Puckapunyal www.armytankmuseum.com.au *BEFORE VISITING THE MUSEUM, PLEASE ENSURE YOU VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

VIETNAM VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE WALK THE VIETNAM VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE WALK (VVCW) IN SEYMOUR IS A UNIQUE MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. The VVCW is a meandering red earth path set in native trees and grasses that symbolise the rubber trees and rice paddies of the Vietnamese landscape. The entrance to the Walk is a replica of the ‘Luscombe Bowl’ troop entertainment site. The centrepiece of the Walk is an extensive DigiGlass wall engraved with the names of over 60,000 Australian personnel and eleven tracker dogs who served in the Vietnam War. The 106 panels tell the pictorial story of Australia’s involvement in Vietnam. Situated a small distance from the wall, the Remembrance panel lists the names of those Australian personnel who died during the Vietnam War. Areas of contemplation allow people to rest and reflect. The landscape is enhanced with artifacts used during the Vietnam War, including a replica of the Long Tan Cross, a Centurion tank and a Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopter. High Street, Seymour (at the junction of Emily and Tallarook Streets) www.vietnamvetswalk.org.au


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THIS WAS NOT A ‘LAND FIT FOR HEROES’, BUT A LAND OF HEROES! Stand in the Calder Woodburn Memorial Avenue and reflect on the need of one man to immortalise the sacrifice of his son and others like him.

them for War. Eager to serve and filled with the spirit of adventure, they passed through the camps and left to fight overseas. So many did not return.

Visit the Mactier statue in Tatura or reflect upon the Honouring Our Heroes statues in Euroa commemorating our Victoria Cross recipients. No other region in the Commonwealth received as many VCs during WWI, a testament to the courage, valour and determination of our local heroes.

With Australia commemorating the Centenary of Anzac during 2014 to 2019 what better time to discover these stories and more throughout the Goulburn River Valley region.

Hear the stories of the Italian, German and Japanese prisoners of war detained in Victoria. Memorials of those who died while interned are found in the Tatura and Murchison area. Follow in the footsteps of raw recruits as they travelled by train or truck to training camps. Camps in Seymour and Puckapunyal received the young enlistees and prepared

For more information visit: http://anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/victorian-heritage-trails-app/

Download the 100 places for 100 years - Victoria War Heritage Trails app to learn more about our military history. Alternatively, call in to one of our Visitor Information Centres and ask one of our friendly volunteers.

SEVEN HILLS TALLAROOK

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC) is home to a collection of historic Victorian Railway locomotives and carriages that have been restored to operating condition.

Seven Hills Tallarook is situated 5 minutes off the Hume Highway in Tallarook. The property is over 600 acres with views into the valleys of Broadford, Seymour, Pyalong and Puckapunyal.

The centre was established in 1983 by a volunteer group of former railwaymen who came together to restore a steam locomotive numbered J515. Following the success of this venture, the group acquired several older diesel locomotives and displaced railway carriages and have spent thousands of hours returning the older equipment to its former glory.

This is strictly a not for profit organisation run by volunteers.

Seven Hills, as the name suggests, sits on seven magnificent hills and has been designed to cater for all types of accommodation and budgets, from the brand new luxurious homestead, bed and breakfast to riverside camping. It offers plenty of activities, or a hammock to just relax in! The Seven Hills Homestead surrounds a large swimming pool and courtyard, including a spa and undercover BBQ area. The horseshoe shaped homestead offers five luxurious bedrooms (two with en-suites), three bathrooms, two kitchens, two lounge rooms and large deck area. The homestead boasts breathtaking three hundred and sixty degree panoramic views. Every sunset is unique as the views. We can cater a holiday that you will never forget.

Victoria St, SEYMOUR Ph: 03 5799 0515 www.srhc.org.au

160 Scotts Rd, TALLAROOK Ph: 1300 7 HILLS (1300 744 557) www.sevenhillstallarook.com.au

Heritage train excursions are regularly conducted to locations around Victoria (see website) and restored locomotives and carriages can be used for charters, organised tours or member outings. You can enjoy guided depot tours by appointment.


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Her performance and winning streak, under expert trainer Peter Moody and ridden primarily by jockey Luke Nolen, captured the heart of a nation, with many people travelling great distances to watch her race.

Located on the west bank of the Goulburn River, this picturesque vineyard, established in 1975 is owned and operated by Guido and Sandra Vazzoler. Guido has many years experience making wine for large and smaller boutique producers. His family is devoted to producing quality wines on the Piave River in Northern Italy – the tradition proudly continues due to the ideal grape growing conditions at Longleat. Their cheese is hand made by Sandra, a qualified cheese maker, and is served and sold at the cellar door café which is nestled amongst the vines, providing a tranquil setting for wine and cheese tasting. Taste the wine with the winemaker and the cheese with the cheese maker - a truly unique experience.

Make sure you have your photo taken with a true racing champion, in the Thoroughbred Capital of Victoria.

Open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm and most public holidays. Lunch bookings are required.

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Offering a fantastic calendar of events, Nagambie is also a great place for a relaxing getaway. Visitors can pack a picnic, hire a tinny or canoe, and explore the nooks and crannies, billabongs and lagoons of the tranquil Goulburn River, stopping for lunch at Jacobson’s Outlook or Buckley Park.

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ALL ARE WITHIN A 15 MINUTE DRIVE OF EACH OTHER, SPREADING ACROSS THE NAGAMBIE LAKES AND STRATHBOGIE WINE REGIONS. EACH WINERY OFFERS ITS OWN UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE THE FINEST OF WINE AND DELIGHT EVERY TASTEBUD WITH DELICIOUS FOOD. A RELAXING WINERY DAY TRIP IS ONLY A SHORT 90 MINUTE DRIVE FROM MELBOURNE CBD, A TRULY UNTOUCHED SECRET AND MORE THAN YOU’D EXPECT!


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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic wineries; best known for its Rhone varietals including its rare Marsanne vines (planted 1927) and treasured Shiraz (planted 1860), which are amongst the oldest in the world.

Named as a ‘Winery to Watch’ by Wine Spectator Magazine, a ‘Five Star’ winery by James Halliday and Victoria’s Best Tourism Winery (three years in a row), Fowles Wine is a contemporary winery based in the ruggedly beautiful cool-climate wine region of the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria.

Mitchelton Wines is well renowned for its unique architectural design and iconic tower, along with amazing views both from a height and from the banks of the Goulburn River. The river surrounds the vineyard on three sides, shaping the environment for Mitchelton’s wines. The result is, four starkly different soil profiles, each creating individual vineyards within a vineyard. The Mitchelton team recognise that each individual block bears fruit exhibiting distinctive flavour characters. This understanding creates an intimate and focused approach to winemaking that has been applied for over 40 years, wines of distinct personality, finesse and longevity. Emerging winemaker, Travis Clydesdale is dedicated to ensuring Mitchelton’s proud winemaking legacy continues.

YOUR INVITATION There’s no better place to taste the diverse range of premium Tahbilk wines than in the original and historic Cellar Door that dates back to its founding. After your tasting, take in some of the historical significance of the Winery as you wander through and around the original underground cellars (classified by the National Trust) and cellar yard buildings, dating back to the mid and late 1800’s. Cellar Door is open Weekdays 9am – 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am – 5pm.

TAHBILK CAFÉ; WETLANDS AND WILDLIFE RESERVE The architecturally striking Tahbilk Café is the perfect place to meet friends for lunch or to revitalise after your wine tasting. Overlooking the Estate’s dedicated Wetlands Reserve, you can select from a diverse range of gourmet Café offerings matched to your preferred Tahbilk red or white, or just enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake and, if time permits, take a leisurely stroll along the Tahbilk Wetlands Eco Trails or a more relaxed Eco Cruise (please check for running times). Open Thursday to Monday 11am – 4pm. Bookings essential.

254 O’Neils Rd, Tabilk Phone: 03 5794 2555 www.tahbilk.com.au

YOUR INVITATION Fowles Wine is the world’s first winery to craft wines to match wild meat and encourage more thought around food provenance and our ‘Real Food, Real Wine’ ethos also underpins our approach to hospitality. A member of Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (a hand selected collection of Australia’s premium wineries), expect to be welcomed by a knowledgeable and friendly team to enjoy flavours of the region through award winning cool climate wines and a delicious modern European menu.

FOWLES WINE CELLAR DOOR CAFE Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor and listed in The Age Good Food Guide for five years running, we offer tastings of all our wines that can be enjoyed with a range of antipasti and charcuterie, light bites or generous lunches. With a shaded courtyard and children’s playground, our Café has great spaces for everyone to enjoy. Fowles Wine is also suitable for a range of functions and can help plan and deliver a range of options that suit individual needs. Open 7 days, from 9am to 5pm, our Cellar Door Café is conveniently located just off the Hume Freeway in Avenel – we look forward to seeing you soon.

1175 Lambing Gully Rd, Avenel Phone: 03 5796 2150 www.fowleswine.com

MITCHELTON CELLAR DOOR The newly renovated Cellar Door offers the perfect environment to enjoy Mitchelton’s specialty, Rhône varietals, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Shiraz, Mourvedre and Grenache, as well as the renowned Riesling. Relaxed and informative tastings are available from10 am to 5 pm daily. With the new private tasting room also available by arrangement. The iconic tower’s viewing platform is open daily.

THE MUSE RESTAURANT The Muse Restaurant at Mitchelton offers a Modern Australian, seasonal menu in a landscaped setting overlooking the Goulburn River and surrounding bushland. The riverside terrace offers causal outdoor dining, a great space to enjoy a glass of wine and a grazing platter. The recently renovated Montage Room is designed to cater for a variety of function, conference and wedding requirements. For more information and restaurant open hours, please phone 03 5736 2222.

Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie Phone: 03 5736 2222 www.mitchelton.com.au


perfect Getaway location fantastic food

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fun for kids Chinaman’s Bridge Café odation ing fine din accomm • Resort swimming pool for • Serving breakfast, lunch First Class Facilities hours of fun

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and dinner daily

• Spacious riverside family cabins and group lodges

• Tennis courts for some friendly rivalry

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• Powered caravan sites & tranquil camping areas

• Children’s play area the kids will love

• Delight in our regional wines and local gourmet produce

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Chinaman’s Bridge Café

• Luxury riverside cabins and superior spa cabins • Riverside and Lakeside family cabins and group lodges • Powered caravan sites & tranquil camping areas

• Resort swimming pool for hours of fun • Tennis courts for some friendly rivalry • Children’s play area the kids will love

• Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (seasonal) • Alfresco dining overlooking the Goulburn River • Delight in our regional wines and local gourmet produce

we have something for everyone 69 Loddings Lane, Nagambie Phone (03) 5794 2100

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69 Loddings Lane, Nagambie www.nagambielakespark.com.au


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NAGAMBIE WATERFRONT MOTEL

Located right on the waters edge, Nagambie Lakes Entertainment Centre endeavours to combine the best in “water, wine and fine dining”. Formerly known as the Valley Hotel, this renovated 1890’s building is one of Nagambie’s most famous landmarks.

The Nagambie Waterfront Motel is located in the heart of Nagambie township, just 90 minutes from Melbourne on beautiful Lake Nagambie. It is the perfect place to stay during your next business trip, holiday or weekend getaway.

Whether you’d like to dine in the bistro or al fresco by the water’s edge, our stunning menu and fine selection of wines are sure to delight. Meals are served 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and breakfast can be arranged if you are with a group of 25 or more.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES We offer guests a range of 26 spacious rooms and apartments, with our Lakeside Suites featuring unrestricted panoramic lake views over beautiful Lake Nagambie from your private balcony

Our bar is open every day with counter meals available for lunch and dinner with member priced drinks and a welcoming environment.

All 26 rooms are air-conditioned and have the standard conveniences you expect - 32” Flat Screen TV, free wireless internet access, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, refrigerator plus tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms offer additional amenities including pillow-top mattresses, spa baths, kitchen facilities and microwaves. For added convenience, laundry facilities are located on the premises.

301-305 High St, NAGAMBIE Ph: 03 5794 2747 www.nlec.com.au

277-279 High St, NAGAMBIE Ph: 03 5794 1410 www.nagambiewaterfrontmotel.com.au

Our property also has a tennis court, outdoor heated pool, secure onsite parking and barbecue facilities for casual outdoor dining. CORPORATE Nagambie Waterfront Motel suits any meeting or conference of 6 to 40 persons. Our room facilities include internet, data projector, audio visual and our beautiful location on the shores of Lake Nagambie provides a wonderful breakout environment for lunch overlooking the lake or for a poolside BBQ. FUNCTIONS Our Lakeside Reception Room is designed to provide a beautiful lake view backdrop, while your guests are seated around round tables of 8 to 10 situated throughout the remainder of the room. The Reception Room is designed to cater for all types of functions, from small style event to a formal sit down reception.

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HONOURING OUR HEROES Did you know Euroa and surrounds is the only region in the Commonwealth to be home to three Victoria Cross recipients? Visit their bronze monuments at VC Memorial Park.

Nothing beats the experience of stopping in at a traditional country bakery. Euroa Hot Bread have won countless awards for their pies, pasties and cakes (try some and you’ll soon see why), and you’ll love the choice of their specialty breads and steaming hot coffee! Dine in or take away, open daily from 6.30am.

Specialising in healthy, gluten free and vegan meals. Daily we prepare fresh sushi rolls, pies, sausage rolls, cakes, biscuits and Ciabatta bread. Our range of organic and locally sourced produce includes nuts, dried fruits, honey, herbs, spices, Avenel meat, yoghurt, tea, coffee, grains, seeds and more! Come in and try our fruit icecream and juice!

19 Binney St, EUROA Ph: 03 5795 2425

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VC MEMORIAL PARK

THE ROCKERY GEMSTONE MUSEUM

Renowned for welcome hospitality, comfort, delicious breakfasts and leafy tranquil gardens, Forlonge Bed & breakfast is located in the heart of Euroa within easy walking distance to town. Choose either the King/ Spa Suite overlooking the garden or the two-bedroom Conservatory Suite with lounge and dining area. Separate entrances. Off-street parking. AAA Tourism, 4 1⁄2 Stars.

A house full of the most intriguing gems, crystals and minerals from Australia and around the world.Fabulous fossils, meteorites and fluorescent minerals in colours that excite the senses plus unique jewellery and gifts made on the premises. Free admission, wheelchair friendly access, Eftpos. Group bookings welcome. Open Wed to Sun 10am - 5pm plus school and public holidays.

76 Anderson St, EUROA Ph: 03 5795 2460 www.forlonge.com.au

31-33 Hill St, LONGWOOD Ph: 03 5798 5595 www.therockery.com.au Euroa is the only town in the entire Commonwealth to have been home to three Victoria Cross (VC) recipients.

THE WEEKEND LOCAL

Euroa is the kind of town that proudly wears its military history on its sleeve. People talk about it down the beautiful tree lined streets, and now thanks to an amazing community initiative spanning over 5 years of fundraising, you can now read about it for yourself.

WHITE HART HOTEL

Three bronze statues, immortalizing the bravery of Victoria Cross recipients Fred Tubb, Alex Burton and Leslie Maygar stand in pride of place - overlooking the beautiful and scenic Seven Creeks in Euroa. Euroa’s local gourmet speciality store. A quirky shop where you can relax over a great coffee or light lunch and browse our impressive range of produce from the Strathbogie Ranges and surrounds.   Our everexpanding stock reflects the diversity of food produced in our region by passionate & committed people. Open daily 9am-5pm, except public holidays. 43-45 Binney St, EUROA Ph: 0427 905 227  www.theweekendlocal.com.au

You will also find story boards telling the remarkable tales of these three brave souls. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Euroa Community, Tubb, Burton and Maygar will forever be remembered by our future generations.

Euroa RSL Kirkland Ave, EUROA

Enjoy the country hospitality in this historic hotel. Lunch and dinner is served Thursday to Sunday complimented by a great wine list. The beer garden with its woodfire pizza oven is popular throughout summer and the open fires in the bar and dining rooms keep winter chills at bay. Check out the Facebook page for information on live bands at the end of each month. 63 Hill St, LONGWOOD Ph: 03 5798 5203 E: whitehart1@bigpond.com

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These modern 4 star, 2BR apartments come complete with fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, large screen TV and DVD, free Wi-Fi, reverse cycle air-conditioning, laundry, 24 hour reception, automatic check-in and off street parking. Some apartments have spas and lake views and all are within walking distance to the CBD and Lake Victoria. 507 Wyndham St, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 4482 www.sheppapartments.com.au

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Are you looking for a private place to holiday but close to local shopping and attractions? Look no further than The Churches. This popular holiday house inspires relaxation with spacious living areas, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and gorgeous gardens with BBQ and small playground. It is perfect for families, couples and group getaways. You won’t want to leave. 325 Poplar Ave, ORRVALE Ph: 0410 561 934 www.thechurches.com.au


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GV HOTEL

TALLIS WINE CELLAR DOOR

Discover warm hospitality at our relaxed cellar door perched above an ever-changing landscape. Be guided through a wine tasting, enjoy distinctive handcrafted single vineyard wines and share a regional platter. Experience the captivating natural beauty of the Dookie Hills, fireside or on our relaxed deck. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11-5pm or by appointment. 195 Major Plains Rd, DOOKIE Ph: 0437 825 547 www.talliswine.com.au. Beginning in the gardens opposite the majestic Gladstone Hotel in Dookie, the rail trail offers scenic views of rolling hills, seasonal crops and a plethora of wildlife including “Willy the Wombat”. Mt Major to the south and Gentle Annie hill to the south east, the 9.4km return journey is available to walk or ride, with low grade undulations it traverses some of the region’s most fertile farm land including the memorable Dookie Red loams and the historic St Mary’s Church (1898) in the distance. The landscape is constantly changing with the seasons, ablaze with yellow and green throughout the spring with canola, legume and wheat crops and hundreds of rolls of hay during summer. The rail trail is the ideal family outing, so pack a picnic and enjoy the hospitality of the spirited township of Dookie.

Ph: (toll free) 1800 808 839 www.discovershepparton.com.au

The GV Hotel was built in 1928 and has seen many changes over the years. The most recent renovations have transformed the venue into one of the best pubs in Victoria, having won many prestigious awards including The AHA Victoria Award for Best Re-Developed Hotel and the AHA National Awards for Best Re-Developed Hotel in Australia! The GV is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring or relaxing in the Goulburn Valley and is in close proximity to local attractions such as Lake Victoria, SAM (Shepparton Art Museum), Emerald Bank Leisure Land, SPC Ardmona KidsTown and Reedy Swamp Wildlife Reserve.   You can grab a delicious meal in the Bistro, which offers an extensive and varied menu and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Our Bar offers a range of

223 High St, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 9822 www.gvhotel.com

premium quality aperitifs and cocktails and you can also sample some of the 30+ beers or select a drop from the exceptional wine list offering both local and international wines. Level 1 Lounge Bar, The Piano Bar and Garden Balcony are great places to chill out with friends and enjoy an icy cocktail or have a game in the adjoining pool room. Don’t forget to check out our fully heated courtyard too.   Planning a function? The GV specialises in weddings and is the perfect venue for all types of celebrations and corporate events, offering multiple function spaces and a wide range of packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

COLD ROCK ICE CREAMERY

Create your own amazing ice cream combination. Choose from 30 flavours including Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter or Raspberry Sorbet and then watch as staff cleverly use the coldrock to mix in your favourite chocolate, lollies, fruit and hot fudge sauces. Plus Super Shakes and Smoothies, take home packs and cakes that you can create yourself. Choose it Mix it Smash it love it! 465 Wyndham St, SHEPPARTON (located behind KFC) Ph: 03 5821 5444 www.coldrock.com.au

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HOTEL AUSTRALIA

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PARKLAKE RESTAURANT

The Aussie Hotel, conveniently situated in the middle of Shepparton, is a family run pub that prides itself on exceptional food, great service and friendly atmosphere. With live entertainment on weekends, great function facilities or if you’d just like a quiet drink in Jacks Bar, at the Aussie we’ve got you covered!

Photo: Courtesy Shepparton News

73 Fryers St, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 4011 www.aussiehotel.net.au

The Mooroopna Museum and Gallery hosts two distinct collections of Goulburn Valley history. Firstly, documentation of the history of our local rural industries including fruit growing, processing and irrigation. You’ll find a large collection of family histories, many personal and community items of historical importance as well as an account of Mooroopna’s military history. Secondly, an extensive collection of nursing, medical and ancillary items provided by the staff of Goulburn Valley Health, which started as the Mooroopna Hospital in 1875-6. This medical museum is one of very few in Victoria and honours the role of the hospital and its staff in the local community. Open Wednesdays 11am to 3pm, Sundays from 1.30pm to 4.00pm, or by appointment. This facility is wheelchair friendly and hosts broadband internet access for Seniors.

30 Park St, MOOROOPNA Ph: 0428 252 144 www.hsm.org.au

KINGFISHER CRUISES

Kyabram Fauna Park offers you an incredible wildlife experience with the largest collection of Australian animals, birds and reptiles in country Victoria. Get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, native geese and ducks plus walk-through aviaries, the giant insect display and ‘Getcha’ the salt water crocodile. The park covers 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands and lakes providing habitats that attract over 140 species of native birds, animals and amphibians. Add 105 species of Australian animals, birds and reptiles, which form part of the Park’s permanent exhibits, and you’ll have so much to explore!

Eco tourism at its best. You will experience timeless natural beauty and peace while gliding along through the Barmah Choke, on the Murray River, an area 25,000 years in the making. Cruises depart Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Bookings are essential.

Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area, BARMAH NP Ph: 03 5855 2855 www.kingfishercruises.com.au

Just 20 mins from Shepparton with café and playground facilities. Open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Good Friday & Christmas Day).

Lake Rd, KYABRAM Ph: 03 5852 2883 www.kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Having a reputation for delicious food and excellent service makes the Parklake a popular dining destination. Enjoy a modern Australian menu 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner and everything in between. Dine indoors in the stylish & comfortable surroundings, or enjoy a meal on the terrace overlooking Lake Victoria & surrounding parklands. The perfect place to catch up with friends for a latte after lunch, or to enjoy a cocktail before the sun goes down. Thinking of staying the night in Shepparton? Your travels can be further enhanced by access to the property’s 80 accommodation rooms. Choose between a variety of well appointed standard, deluxe, family, spa suites or apartments. Relax & enjoy life at the Parklake.

481 Wyndham St, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 5822 www.parklake.com.au

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QUALITY HOTEL PARKLAKE

MOOROOPNA GOLF CLUB

Located just 4kms from Shepparton, this picturesque 18 hole course lays alongside the Goulburn River, and is lined throughout with native bush land and wildlife, for a truly relaxing golfing experience. There’s on-course golf tuition, a well stocked Pro Shop, plus spacious club house with bar and superb dining facilities. Open 7 days a week. 2 Fairway Dve, MOOROOPNA Ph: 03 5825 4135 www.mooroopnagolfclub.com Greater Shepparton’s MooovingArt is a unique and ever changing public art exhibition using a unique 3D canvas: life sized cows! Scattered throughout the region in parks, gardens, public spaces and businesses, there are more than 90 of our ever changing, colourful fibreglass girls in the herd. Each one is individual and distinctive in their persona. MooovingArt has become an integral part Greater Shepparton’s landscape over the years and it is always changing and on the mooove! Keep track of the latest herd movements and new editions by following MooovingArt on Facebook and Twitter, or check out the website for a full listing of cows with photos, locations and names. Be sure to send us your suggestions for new editions, innovative names or take part in the annual cow roundup!

This most comfortable of hotels is in a prime location overlooking picturesque Lake Victoria, only a few minutes walk from a vibrant CBD, wonderful shopping and attractions. All rooms are equipped with pillow top mattresses, 42” LED TV with Foxtel, free high speed Wi-Fi, reverse cycle air conditioning, mini bar and room service. The property also features two swimming pools (including indoor heated), spa and sauna. There are 5 function rooms onsite which can cater for small groups or large gatherings seating up to 250 people. All function rooms are equipped with modern amenities and free car parking is provided. The Café-Bar-Restaurant is open daily for breakfast (from 7am), lunch or dinner. Relax and enjoy life at the Parklake.

Phone: (toll free) 1800 808 839 www.sheppartonmooovingart.com.au

MONICHINO WINES

481 Wyndham St, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 5822 www.parklake.com.au

The Monichino Family Estate (est 1962) is highly regarded for its award winning vintages. Their emphasis is on producing premium wines of full-bodied aroma and richness, recently expanding their range to include the new Italian varietals. To experience the best in local regional wines of the Goulburn Valley, visit the cellar door. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and weekends 10am-5pm. 70 Berrys Rd, KATUNGA Ph: 03 5864 6452 www.monichino.com.au

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public holidays 1pm - 4pm Day and New Year’s Day SPC Ardmona Factory Sales is the largest food factory outlet in Australia! With in excess of half a million visitors each year it is classed as one of Greater Shepparton’s major tourist attractions. The savings you’ll find in this cash and carry clearance centre will amaze you with genuine discounts of between 20 to 70% off normal retail prices! Save on these well known labels... • SPC Ardmona fruit & tomato products • Cadbury • Goulburn Valley fruit • Berri • Golden Circle • Heinz • Hoyts • IXL • Greenseas • Leggo • Mac’s Shortbread • Taylors • White Wings • Yackandandah Preserves • Decor • Foster Clark • Masterfoods • MON • Sabco Homewares and many more!

The new fridge and freezer section will supply a variety of cold and frozen products at awesome prices. After purchasing your bargains in the store, pop into Peaches Café next door for refreshments. They serve delicious light meals, snacks, cakes and scrumptious homemade scones. Their coffee is legendary. SPC Ardmona Factory Sales is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm on weekends. Please note they are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday & Anzac Day.

Long vehicle parking is available adjacent to the car park and in Rowe Street at the rear of the store.

KidsTown is the largest outdoor adventure playground in Australia with over 160,000 people visiting from all directions to take advantage of what there is to offer.

KidsTown is positioned on 5 acres with giant slides, junior slides, swings, beach volleyball court, giant sandpit with diggers, teen playground, fruit bin and dairy mazes which give the kids oodles of place to explore and play.  Entry is a gold coin per person and it’s open 360 days a year. Toddlers have a wonderful time in a fenced off area of their own with a mini sandpit, slide and more (Wheelchair access is available for some equipment). 

Miniature train rides also operate every weekend as well as on public holidays & Victorian school holidays.

You can spend all day at KidsTown with your family and friends and use the many BBQ’s in sheltered & shaded areas to cook up breakfast, lunch or an early dinner as the playground is open from dawn to dusk. KidsTown also offers a kiosk for coffee, cold drinks, ice-creams and light lunch & snacks. Large family parties, groups and school excursion are encouraged to book an area as KidsTown is one of the biggest children’s party destinations in the region.  KidsTown hosts a range of small to massive events throughout the year. The biggest being ‘KidsFest’, the children’s festival which is held on the first weekend of the Victorian September / October school holidays. For more information visit www.sheppkidsfest.com.au.

For more information and a price list, see their website.

Local owners, Samuel & Andrew Prentice, are keen to enhance your shopping experience in their spacious, air conditioned warehouse.

Cnr Corio & Vaughan Sts, SHEPPARTON Ph: 03 5821 7033 www.spcardmonafactorysales.com.au

KIDSTOWN IS PROUDLY PROVIDED BY GREATER SHEPPARTON CITY COUNCIL

7287 Midland Hwy, MOOROOPNA (1km from Shepparton CBD) Ph: 03 5831 4213 www.kidstown.org.au


Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) presents a series of changing exhibitions, education and public programs, and holds a significant collection of ceramics, historical paintings and contemporary art in all media. For more information on SAM’s current and upcoming exhibitions and public programs, visit www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au.

70 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC w sheppartonartmuseum.com.au p (03) 5832 9861

SAM is open 7 days, 10am - 4pm, public holidays 1pm - 4pm Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Entry is free, and SAM is an all ability access venue. SAM is proudly provided by Greater Shepparton City Council.


PLAY WHERE CHAMPIONS LIKE TO

CARVED ALONGSIDE THE GOULBURN RIVER, THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND

MANICURED COURSE HAS SEEN THE LIKES OF NORMAN VON NIDA, GENE SARAZAN, AND NICKLAUS PLAY HERE IN EXHIBITION GAMES IN THE HALCYON DAYS.

GOLF DRIVE, SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE / MOTEL: 03 5821 2717

PRO SHOP: 03 5821 2531

www.sheppartongolf.net.au


NOW THERE’S A NEW CHAPTER... WITH THE EMERGENCE OF JARROD LYLE, AND HIS REMARKABLE STORY. Located just 2 hours from Melbourne, the fairways are uncrowded and the green fees reasonable for such a challenging and well tendered course. The club boasts 11 on course motel rooms, all with panoramic views of the course. After playing a round, be sure to enjoy a bite to eat and well-earned refreshment with unrivalled views down the 18th fairway from the club’s balcony.

ON COURSE ACCOMMODATION

The course is open to social play most days of the week. For full details simply contact the Pro Shop. Golfing groups are always welcome.

FUNCTION FACILITIES

JARROD LYLE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL GOLFER WWW.JARRODLYLEGOLF.COM

Shepparton GOLF CLUB


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SH E P PA RTO N & S U R R OU N D S

TATURA IRRIGATION & WARTIME CAMPS MUSEUM

WALK IN GREATER SHEPPARTON

GREATER SHEPPARTON VISITOR CENTRE

Walk in Greater Shepparton

W W W. H E A R T O F V I C T O R I A . C O M . A U

Captain Detmers, commander of the German Raider HSK Kormoran which sank HMAS Sydney in 1941.

TATURA HOT BREAD

Tatura Museum houses a unique collection based on 3 main themes - the history of irrigation in the Goulburn Valley, the local and family history of Tatura and District www.discovershepparton.com.au since white settlement, and the history of the seven Prisoner of War and Internment Camps in the area during World War 2. Rather than being a generic historical museum, every article on display has a direct connection with Tatura. The collection and reference library are a valuable source of research material for academics, school children, relatives and former residents.

Winner of 2011 Vanilla Slice Triumph. Tatura Hot Bread is famous for their Vanilla Slice – so famous that people travel from far and wide just to try some! Visit the bakery and your mouth will water from the aroma of freshly baked bread, cakes and other treats. Try their Gold medal winning Chicken Pies! Open Mon - Fri, 5.45am - 5.30pm. Sat, 6am - 2pm and Sun, 8am - 2pm. 130 Hogan St, TATURA Ph: 03 5824 1267 www.taturahotbread.com.au

Open 1 – 3pm weekdays, 2 – 4pm weekends & public holidays. Adults $5, Concession $4, Children $2.

Experience history, wildlife, our majestic rivers and more with the guide “Walk into Greater Shepparton” guide. This A WAlking greAter SheppArton Including the Yahna Gurtji Shared Path Network pocket guide is sure to encourage you to experience the region by foot with comprehensive information of tracks and trails within our townships. From our busy urban streets, to our peaceful riverside pathways, our city, our towns and rural areas can be explored where you will discover amazing public art, our Wartime history, Aboriginal heritage and much more. The guide is as informative as it is entertaining and you will be sure to discover parts of the region you never knew existed! Filled with informative individual walk features and useful and easy to read maps, contained are tips and tricks as well as potential hazards and all walks have been evaluated for accessibility.

A visit to the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre will reveal a range of experiences to engage and entertain. Our Volunteer Visitor Experience Enthusiasts will share their local knowledge and tips to make your visit to Greater Shepparton a memorable one. The Visitor Centre can help plan your stay, what to see, where to go, shopping, dining out and touring routes including: Arts and Culture, Food and Wine, History and Heritage, Fun for Families and for the more active, cycling and walking routes. Our friendly staff are always on hand for locals also, and can help you “Discover Your Own Backyard”. Our professional team can give guidance on accommodation options and can provide assistance for larger groups and conferences. A tour guide service is also available for coaches and walking tours, bookings are essential.

A Cycle in Greater Shepparton guide is also available online, with a new edition available in the near future.

49 Hogan St, TATURA Ph: 03 5824 2111 www.taturamuseum.org.au

Available: Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre or online Ph: (toll free) 1800 808 839 www.discovershepparton.com.au

33-35 Nixon St, SHEPPARTON (opposite Queens Gardens) Ph: (toll free) 1800 808 839 www.discovershepparton.com.au


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Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show

Eildon Big Fish Challenge

Alexandra Spring Fair

Alexandra Easter Fair

Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial ALEXANDRA TRUCK UTE AND ROD SHOW With hundreds of working trucks, display vehicles, hot rods, and utes on display, this unique event is one of the largest of its kind in regional Australia. Add the markets, craft and trade displays, kids sideshow and a major woodchop event and you’ll discover there’s something for everyone. Date: Sunday, June long weekend. www.alexandratruckshow.com.au

ALEXANDRA SPRING FAIR

VICTORIAN TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL

The Alexandra Spring Fair (November long weekend) is an exceptional opportunity to sample local wineries, trout or meat products, jams and chutneys, or other local artisan wares. With a full day of music and entertainment, food stalls, craft markets and kids entertainment it’s easy to spend a full day enjoying Alexandra’s welcoming atmosphere. Date: November long weekend.

EILDON BIG FISH CHALLENGE

ALEXANDRA EASTER FAIR

Unveiled in 2014, the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial was built to commemorate the Victorian truck drivers who have lost their lives on Australian roads. We welcome you to join us for a memorial service to support Victorian Truck Drivers and their families, held on the Saturday of each June long weekend.

Eildon Big Fish Challenge & Food and Wine Festival is hosted on the 3rd weekend in October. Growing year on year this event is enjoyed by hundreds of families and avid anglers. So come and cast a line or just sit back and enjoy the food, wine and entertainment on offer throughout the weekend.

Visit Alexandra over Easter and make time for the annual Easter Fair. Whether you’re interested in the craft and produce market, are looking for the wealth of kids activities or just want to sit back and enjoy a day of music and entertainment the Easter Fair has something for everyone.

Date: Saturday, June long weekend.

Date: 3rd weekend in October. www.eildonbigfishchallenge.com.au

Date: Easter long weekend.

www.victoriantruckdriversmemorial.com.au

COME AND ENJOY ONE OF THESE GREAT ANNUAL EVENTS KNOWING ALL PROCEEDS FLOW ON TO SUPPORT ALEXANDRA’S COMMUNITY, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND FACILITIES FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.ALEXANDRAEVENTS.COM.AU


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