Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

Longwood

Longwood

In the heart of the Strathbogie Shire, Longwood’s history goes back to the mid to late 1800’s.

The Post Office opened on 1 July 1852 and the Longwood Railway Station in 1881. When the railway was constructed in the town, the locals being a practical bunch as they still are, rather than build a new pub nearby the new track, simply picked up the existing one and moved it closer!

The ‘re-located’ White Hart Hotel continues to provide a meeting place and information exchange for the entire town as well as great food and loves its rock, blues & country music with live entertainment regularly on a Sunday.

Longwood is also the birthplace of Frederick Tubb awarded a Victoria Cross at Gallipoli in 1915. Frederick Tubb is one of three “locals” to have been awarded the Victoria Cross - Australia & the British Commonwealth’s highest award for acts of bravery in wartime - with only 98 awarded nationwide to Australians at war since 1854.

Sport as with all country towns is the glue that binds the community - so grab a spot on the boundary with the locals on a winters Saturday afternoon to cheer on the boys – tooting your horn for a goal scored is de rigueur! – don’t miss the girls on the netball court either where the competition is just as fierce!

Summer is grabbing the shade of a tree to listen to the thwack of leather on willow or catch a few sets of pennant tennis.

 

Accommodation

 

longwood-maygarsMaygars Hill Vineyard & Cottage

Jenny Houghton
53 Longwood Mansfield Road Longwood East
0402 136 448
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www.maygarshill.com.au

Maygars Hill cottage is nestled at the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, amongst six acres of vines within the award winning Maygar's Hill vineyard.

Our three bedroom cottage has a cosy woodfire, is pet friendly (by arrangement) and offers families and groups the ideal country get away location.


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Taffys Cottages

Iain Luck
86 Lynslane Road Longwood East
0417 446 021
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www.taffyscottages.com.au

Three self contained cottages made of natural stone in quiet rural setting with magnificent views over the Strathbogie Ranges.

Bring your own supplies or eat at Longwood just 5 minutes away or the Ruffy Produce Store 10 minute drive.

Guests have access to swimming pool and country style tennis court.

Two single storey cottages in close proximity to each other, while the two storey Witches cottage is set apart.



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