Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

Attractions

Welcome to the Strathbogie Shire

From the clear calm waters of our lakes and rivers to the stunning views from the heights of our ranges, charming villages, fine food and wine – welcome to our beautiful Shire.

The abundant, diverse and utterly breathtaking landscape of the Strathbogie Shire is only a short 90 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD. 

Our magnificent region offers an escape to fresh air, natural attractions and so much see, do, experience and taste.

Lake Nagambie is one of Australia’s most scenic places to go fishing, water skiing, sailing, rowing, canoeing or simply relaxing on it’s banks over a picnic and strolling along the boardwalk.   It’s also home to a nationally renowned rowing and canoeing venue which regularly hosts exciting State and National championships.

Within half an hour you can be enjoying breathtaking views as you ascend the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges.  Providing a dramatic landscape around every corner, the rugged granite-topped mountains, waterfalls and pristine bushland accommodate an abundance of wildlife.

The picturesque towns and villages dotted throughout the region provide another great reason to stay.  Avenel, Euora, Longwood, Ruffy, Violet Town and Strathbogie boast great old pubs, beautiful gardens and lovely old buildings.  Monthly markets showcase the region’s finest produce and attract visitors from far and wide.

Long ago it was discovered that our ideal climate and rolling hills, offered not only fertile soil for agriculture, but a safe haven for boutique vineyards and now global producers, to develop elegant, distinct and award winning wines. Many famous and award winning labels call the Strathbogie Shire home and offer magnificent cellar door and restaurant experiences, including Tahbilk (established in 1860), Mitchelton and Fowles wineries.

The Strathbogie Shire has an extensive Equine Industry, and is also known as Victoria’s Thoroughbred Homeland, with over eighteen of Australia’s finest thoroughbred properties located in our municipality. Many Melbourne Cup winners have been born, bred and trained locally.

Food, wine, equine - and so much more…  Enjoy exploring the beauty, abundance and diversity of the Strathbogie Shire.

 

Avenel

 

Avenel Golf Club

Bank Street
(03) 5796 2409 (club)
0418 516 972

The only 18-hole sandgreen golf course in Strathbogie Shire, Avenel is an easy walking course which boasts beautifully grassed fairways. It is 5994m long for the Men with a par of 72 and ACR of 71, while for the Women it measures 5330m long, par of 73 and AWCR of 73. The club is licensed and is available for social groups and functions.

Visitors are welcome. Green Fees: $10 


Avenel Maze

471 Upton Road
0409 197 438
www.avenelmaze.com.au
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OPEN: Thursday – Monday: 10am – 5pm
Every day of school and public holidays
CLOSED: Month of August and Christmas Day

Ned Kelly Theme - Fun galore for everyone! Includes 9-hole mini golf. Bring a picnic. Free BBQ. Wheels friendly. Lots to do.

 

Euroa

 

Already Read Bookshop

78 Binney Street
(03) 5795 1130

OPEN: Monday - Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm
Some public holidays

An initiative of the Friends of the Euroa Library Inc. This bookshop has been operating since 2008. Run by volunteers, there is a huge range of books as well as magazines, puzzles, CD’s and DVD’s. All proceeds support resources, programs and activities for the Euroa Library. 


Bowerbird Boutique

53 Binney Street
(03) 5795 1681

OPEN: Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Sat: 9.30am – 2pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am – 2pm

We have been in the same location for many years, serving Euroa & visiting customers. With a wide range of items for the whole family, clothes, shoes, household items, also good second-hand furniture. Our proceeds go to the Euroa Health Inc. for aged care improvements. 


Euroa Community Cinema

Bury Street
(03) 5795 0020
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www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au (program details)

Screening Times: Saturday 8pm and Sunday 4pm and other screenings as advertised.

The Euroa Community Cinema screens the latest movie releases. The cinema is air-conditioned and has a seating compacity of 200. Fully stocked kiosk. 


Euroa Miniature Railway

Turnbull Street
(03) 5795 1371
0407 951 371

OPEN: 4th Sunday of the month (1st Sunday in December) 11am – 4pm

Fun for all ages – Euroa Miniatire Railway offers a one kilometer scenic ride though Euora’s picturesque parklands. Great value for money. 


Skydive Euroa
The Parachute School

55 Airstrip Road
1300 302 907
0413 863 929
www.skydivingmelbourne.com.au

OPEN: 7 days a week (prior bookings required)

Great gift idea for mum, dad, partner, birthdays or just treat yourself. The Parachute School has been operating since 1983 with ex-Military Instructors. Our training facility is located 5km west of Euroa Township at one of Victoria’s best locations for skydiving close to Melbourne, where we have 100 more jumpable days per year.

We cater for all levels of skydivers from tandems to solo courses with a friendly, family and social atmosphere. Visitors and spectators welcome. 


The Naturally Made Store

37-39 Binney Street
(03) 5795 1886
0409 951 040
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OPEN: Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
CLOSED: Tuesday and Sunday

Arty, Colourful and Different define the Naturally Made STORE. Clothing made from natural fibers, hand stitched home wares, hand thrown ceramics and individual jewellery abound for the discerning customer looking for that something special.

Browse the gallery also for that unique piece of artwork. Once inside the store you will know why customers return again and again to Euroa.


Anglican Op Shop

1B Clifton Street
(03) 5795 1335

OPEN: Monday & Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday& Friday: 11am – 1pm
Thursday: 10am – 3.30pm
CLOSED: Wednesday & Sunday

Located in St. Paul’s ‘Sunday School’ building since 2001. Run by volunteers, we provide quality low cost clothing, shoes, accessories, kitchenware, linen, books, paintings, videos, DVDs, CDs, toys and more! Funds raised support our Parish and charities including Anglicare and Missions. 


Euroa Arboretum

Euroa Main Road
www.euroaarboretum.com.au

OPEN: Pedestrian access: Year round
Nursery: Monday 9am – 5pm by appointment

The Euroa Arboretum is a great place to explore the local plants and wildlife. Why not bring a picnic, take a walk along our paths or relax with a fishing rod next to our dam. In addition, you can get great advice about native vegetation on your property, purchase native plants or hire our bush crew.

 

Nagambie

 

Le Galerie de Nagambie

300 High Street
(03) 5794 2307
0488 770 733
www.lagaleriedenagambie.com.au
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OPEN: Everyday 10am – 4pm

Unique collectables, antiques, art, gifts, local crafts and much more. Come and visit, we look forward to seeing you.


The Ministry of Chocolate

470 Mitchellstown Road
(03) 5736 2222
www.ministryofchocolate.com.au
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Visit website for opening times and class schedule.

The brand new chocolate factory for kids of all ages! Watch chocolates being made, while enjoying them at the adjoining café. Want to learn how to make chocolate? We offer hands on classes as well.

The new Ministry of Chocolate factory is located at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie.


Nagambie Bowls Club

6-12 Marie Street
(03) 5794 2238
www.nagambie.bowls.com.au
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Established in 1908, and located in the heart of Nagambie, the bowls club offers a family friendly atmosphere where it hosts not just twilight, social, and barefoot bowls but tournaments, and social events also.

Nagambie also fields very competitive Pennant teams in the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division.


Nagambie Golf Club

16 Cemetery Lane
(03) 5794 2382
(03) 5794 2927

Green Fees: $15 for 18 Holes, $10 for 9 Holes

The undulating 18-hole grass green course suits beginner and advanced golfers. Located on the Melbourne side Nagambie. Green fee players welcome at all times.


Nagambie Historical Society

344 High Street
(03) 5794 2321 (Bev)
(03) 5794 2528 (Elaine)
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OPEN: Every Wednesday and 1st Saturday of the month: 9.30am – 12.30pm

An impressive collection including family histories and farm machinery made at the town’s foundry. Located in the original Nagambie Court House.


Nagambie Lakes Boat Hire

27 Wattlevale Rd, Baileston
0449 504 397
www.nagambielakesboathire.com.au
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Tinnies, Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Canoes and Pedal Boats for hire.


River Country Adventours

13 Mackie St, Kyabram
(03) 5852 2739
0428 585 227
www.adventours.com.au
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River Country Adventours offers canoe and kayak exploration throughout the whole region. Either hire a canoe, or take a guided safari.

Adventours getaway camps are completely setup all you need to provide is food and sleeping gear.

 

Strathbogie

 

Strathbogie Golf Club

Armstrong Avenue
(03) 5790 5206 (club)
(03) 5778 7424 (secretary)
www.strathbogiegolf.com.au

Described as a hidden treasure 25km east of Euroa, the gently undulating 18-hole course is 5976m long with all grass greens, a par of 72 and rating of 72.7.

Visitors welcome anytime. Green Fees: $20

 

Longwood

 

The Rockery Gemstone Museum

31-33 Hill Street
(03) 5798 5595
www.therockery.com.au

OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
School holidays and public holidays
CLOSED: Christmas Day

A dazzling display of gems, crystals and jewels from around the world. Unique gifts and gorgeous jewellery for sale. Fascinating fossils and fluorescent minerals. Tea and Coffee available. Tours welcome. Free entry.

 

 

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