When visiting our stunning region by either car, train or bike, travelling around and exploring the area can be done by using one of the major roads, rail or highway networks. Alternatively, you can slow down a bit, explore the backroads and ‘take the road less travelled’ to see what adventures you may discover along the way!

We can’t take the credit for our natural beauty – but we are certainly proud of it. There is an abundance of natural attractions to be experienced in the Strathbogie Shire.

The Goulburn River system, Nagambie Lakes, Gooram Falls, the cascading Polly McQuinns, and unique granite rock formations in the Strathbogie Ranges are just some of the magnificent array of scenery on offer. Bushwalkers will enjoy our peaceful bushland scattered throughout the Shire, which brings with it opportunities to escape the traffic and enjoy some bird watching, horse-riding, and mountain bike riding. The ascending, curving roads of the Strathbogie Ranges also provide the perfect challenge for road cyclists, from the weekenders to the pros.

Take a picnic, spend a day in the sunshine, and drop a line in the water to catch some fish. If you come well prepared, you could set up for the weekend in one of our secluded and picturesque camping areas available.


Stewart Park

Address: Mitchell St, Avenel

Stewart Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and look for Aboriginal scar trees of the Taungurung People.

Hughes Creek Bridge

Address: Henry St, Avenel

Avenel Boasts one of provincial Victoria’s most impressive bridges in the six-arch, stone crossing of Hughes Creek which was built by Hugh Dalrymple in 1850 and originally had a tollgate and toll keepers Cottage nearby. A young Ned Kelly saved a boy from drowning just down stream of the Hughes Creek Bridge in Avenel, for which he was awarded a green silk sash by the boy’s parents.  Ned was wearing this when he was captured at the Siege of Glenrowan.


Seven Creeks Park

Address: 33 Kirkland Ave, Euroa

Seven Creeks Park is a favourite rest stop for many travellers. With the beautiful Seven Creeks running through its centre, it is also a local favourite where you can enjoy community barbecues and playgrounds with scenic views.

Seven Creeks / Castle Creeks

Seven Creeks / Castle Creeks

Euroa is surrounded by several creeks which are great for exploring, swimming, fishing and have great walking tracks.

Euroa Arboretum

Address: 76 Euroa Main Rd, Euroa

Discover the Euroa Arboretum which offers a unique experience to spend time in the natural environment of north-eastern Victoria.  Walk your dog, take a bike ride, admire local artwork, fish for trout and learn more about the traditional landowers the Taungurung people.

Seven Creeks Fish Ladder

Address: 33 Kirkland Ave, Euroa

Located in Seven Creeks Park the Fish Ladder was built to assist fish in travelling up and down stream.  Some fish that frequent the fishways are Trout Cod, Yellow Belly and Murray Cod.


Graytown Cemetery

Address: Graytown Cemetery Rd, Graytown

Graytown’s historic cemetery is still in remarkably good condition.  It is set in the forest approximately 700m off the main road.  The German Heritage Society and interested locals have been helping with restoration over the years.

The historic Graytown cemetery features a Chinese burial section; a marble headstone dated in the early 1870’s with text written in Welsh and numerous other headstones with inscriptions.

Heathcote-Graytown National Park

Address: Mt Black Quarry Rd, Wirrate

Still a place of interest for adventurers with prospecting and fossicking still permitted in the Heathcote-Graytown National Park.

Dating back thousands of years, the box-ironbark forest has been closely associated with providing food and shelter to the Aboriginal people of the region, and significant sites can be found throughout the area.

Spring Creek Nature Conservation Reserve
Melvilles Lookout

Address: Mt Black Quarry Rd, Wirrate

You are sure to be impressed with Melvilles Lookout with its magnificent views, walking tracks, caves and large boulders. Take a picnic and enjoy the scenery

Mt Black Quarry & Flora Reserve

Address: Mt Black Quarry Rd, Wirrate

Perfect for bushwalkers and explorers, Mt Black is one of the highest points in the area and provides stunning views of Heathcote and surrounding areas. A visit during August-October will reward you with an array of many beautiful wildflower

Graytown POW Camp

Address: Heathcote-Nagambie Rd, Graytown

During WWII, prisoners of war were camped at Graytown. The prisoners were guarded at night in the POW camp but able to work in the forest during the day and many of these men settled in the district after the war.

Approximately 250 Italian and German prisoners of war were detained here and the remains of the POW camp still exist today.


RSL Memorial

Address: Hill St, Longwood

In memory of those lost, the Longwood Boer War Memorial is located on Hill Street in Longwood.

Firefighting Mural

Address: Hill St, Longwood

The mural has been painted on the side of the Longwood’s former fire station building shed, next to the town’s war memorial.  It is dedicated to the firefighters and soldiers ‘to those who served’ by artist Tank

Longwood Recreation Reserve

Address: 2B Down St, Longwood

Relax in the Longwood Recreation Reserve with open spaces, covered areas, playground, public toilets, tennis courts and netball courts.

Pub Paddock

Address: 63 Down St, Longwood

The Pub Paddock, appropriately named due to its location behind the White Hart Hotel, is the perfect spot to take a break on a drive or to enjoy a day with family and friends in the natural surrounds.


Waterways – Lake Nagambie & Goulburn River

View map here

The Goulburn River is a major source of irrigation water in northern Victoria and the waters impounded by the weir provide recreation boating opportunities on the river, Lake Nagambie and the Goulburn Weir.

Chinamans Bridge

Address: Heathcote-Nagambie Rd, Bailieston

Built in the 1890’s, Chinaman’s Bridge is one of the oldest timber bridges in Victoria. It has a historical importance from the steamboat era.

Kirwans Bridge

Address: Kirwans Bridge Rd, Kirwans Bridge

Visit Victoria’s longest timber bridge.

Majors Creek (free) camping

Address: Wattlevale Rd, Mitchellstown

Majors Creek offers a large campground with basic facilities.  Located right on the banks of Majors Creek it is the perfect camping getaway by the water.

Goulburn Weir

Address: 242 Goulburn Weir Rd, Goulburn Weir

Completed in 1891, the Goulburn Weir was the first major diversion structure built for irrigation in Australia.

Elloura beach

Address: Cnr Lakeside and Eureka Drives, Nagambie

Walk along the Lake Nagambie boardwalk and visit the soft sand at the hidden gem that is Elloura Beach.


Ruffy Recreation Reserve - Maygar Park

Address: 36 Noye Ln, Ruffy

A picturesque English village setting, the Ruffy Recreation Reserve provides a perfect place to enjoy a picnic and has access to tennis courts and cricket grounds.


Mount Wombat

Address: 277 Mt Wombat Lookout Track, Strathbogie

Take in the incredible view from Mount Wombat walk and lookout.  The summit offers 360 degree views.

Polly McQuinns

Address: 716 Galls Gap Rd, Strathbogie

A favourite local swimming spot where the water spills over large exposed granite boulders and across a natural spillway into a deep-water pool.

Gooram Falls

Address: 1981 Euroa-Mansfield Rd, Gooram

A short drive from Polly McQuinns is Gooram Falls. Another local favourite where a small waterfall flows.

Golden Mountain

Address: Ferraris Rd, Creek Junction

Enjoy a walk that takes you deep into the Strathbogie Forest.  Once you reach the summit you will be rewarded with stunning views from east to west.

Violet Town

Southern Aurora Memorial Park

Address: 14 Cowslip St, Violet Town

In 1969, The Southern Aurora overnight express train tragically crashed outside of Violet Town.  A major community recovery effort ensued, however 9 people sadly lost their lives.

There is a memorial dedicated to the people lost and injured and the locals who helped in the aftermath of the disaster featuring murals and a native garden.

Shadforth Reserve

Address: 50 Shiffner St, Violet Town

Shadforth Reserve, which was once a racing track, has accommodated notable sporting clubs such as the former Violet Town Golf Club and the Show Jumping Classic.

There is now a community forest located in the Shadforth Reserve, accessible from Shiffner Street.


Balaclava Mine

Address: Reedy Lake Rd, Whroo

The Balaclava open cut mine is a spectacular example of early quartz reef mining. Puddling machines and the remnants of areas of quartz reef and shallow alluvial lead mining areas can be found throughout the historic township site.