Strathbogie Shire Council

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Tourism

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The Strathbogie Shire is an easy place to fall in love with...

Perfectly located in the heart of country Victoria, Strathbogie offers everything from the clear calm waters of our lakes and rivers to stunning views from the heights of our ranges. 

Only a ninety minute drive from Melbourne, Strathbogie Shire townships of Nagambiem Avenel, Euroa and Violet Town are accessible by public transport on the North-East line. So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey by starting that book you have wanted to read in a long time.

Why not make a visit to one of our charming villages, sip a cuppa in the sunshine and enjoy our relaxed country lifestyle and hospitality. Have a chat to the locals who may tell you a historic tale of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly, who was born and raised in Avenel. 

Alternatively, pick up some magnificent fresh produce to take home from one of the many local markets, or enjoy a glass of wine from one of many revered local wineries. 

You can bring the kids, your family and friends, the dog and set up camp, or enjoy the more comfortable setting of a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast.

Strathbogie Shire's parks and rivers are pristine and will provide the perfect place for you, the kids and your furfriends to roam free.

Love the lifestyle. Love the outdoors. Love the location. Love Strathbogie.

 

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 Goulburn River and Strathbogie Ranges Official Visitors Guide

Visiting our stunning region by either car, train or bike, travelling arounnd and exploring the area can be done by using one of the major roads, rail or highway networks.  Alternatively, you can slow down  bit, explore 'the road less travelled' to see what adventures you may discovefr along the way!

Railway stations are located in the townships of Avenel, Euroa, Nagambie, Seymour and Violet Town.  Check out the Vline or PTV website for timetable details www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey  

Our region has earned a reputation as an outstnading area for both breeding and traning horses and it is the Birthplace of a Legend - Black Caviar,  now immortalised in bronze in the heart of Nagambie, visitors can admire the power of Black Caviar in full flight and learn more about her story at the Nagambie Visitor Information Centre just next door.

 

Download a PDF version of the Official Visitors Guide here.

 

Strathbogie Shire has an abundance of amazing tracks and trails to explore. There are tracks and trails to suit all ages and all fitness levels.

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Avenel

Avenel Heritage and Nature Trail 

With the discovery of gold to the north, traffic increased substantially. The township became a significant way point for travellers. The crossing was bridged and Cobb & Co coaches used the nearby Royal Mail Hotel (1847) as a staging post.  This historic building is just one example of many you will visit on your walk.

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Mangalore Floral Walk

Mangalore Nature Conservation Reserve sits beside the Goulburn Valley Freeway. After initially losing 1.5ha from its western side to the construction of the freeway, it has been re-endowed and more than compensated. An addition of 14ha bushland from landholdings on the eastern boundary was made. Surprisingly, the freeway noise is relatively mute.

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Euroa and Surrounds

Balmattum Hill Walking Track

A peaceful retreat for all to enjoy.

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Bridge to Bridge Walk

This is an easy walk on mostly flat terrain.
The one steep section of the track has a hand-rail.

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Cleo's Track

Experience the grandeur of the recently protected Strathbogie Forest. Descend from dry open woodland into ferny wet gullies and the swampy origins of Seven Creeks.  It starts in forest and ends in the same forest, but there are different kinds of forest in between.  From the bottom, the only way is up. Inspect a rocky outcrop of stacked granite boulders. Enjoy trees so big they make you wonder, how big were trees here before logging?

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Golden Mountain Walking Track

The walk is recommended as a slow ramble towards the peak of Golden Mountain. Walking along old logging tracks you will pass large moss covered granite boulders, Eucalypts including Peppermint Gum and Ti-tree thickets. At the summit you will be rewarded with magnificent views to both the east and west.

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Gooram Falls Trail

Gooram Falls is a great place to visit for a relaxing day by the water. The two cascading falls are a part of Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve, with the water source being Seven Creeks. There are two small falls roughly 20 metres apart surrounded by indigenous bushland and rocky outcrops. While you are there, you could explore the other natural attractions of the Strathbogie Ranges.

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Mt Wombat Flora & Fauna Reserve

Mt Wombat and Garden Range Flora and Fauna Reserve, in the area around Mt Wombat, is perhaps the most well known nature reserve in the Strathbogie Ranges.

Most visitors drive to the top of Mt Wombat for a great view over the Tableland to the east and over the plains to the north and west. But few people venture beyond the track and car-park and fewer still explore other parts of the reserve....Why not ?

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Seven Creeks Walking Track

The Seven Creeks Walking Track was established in 1988 by the Euroa Apex Club as a Bicentennial project.

The walking track encompasses the Seven Creeks passing through Floodplain Riparian Woodlands. The track surface ranges from well-maintained asphalt, grassed areas and loose gravel. The Balmattum Hill Walking Track can be access via the southern end of the Seven Creeks Walking Track.

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Graytown

POW Camp, Gold Diggings and Cemetery Walk

This intriguing history walk takes you through the Graytown WWII Prisoner of War Camp site into Heatcote-Graytown National Park and onto the Graytown Cemetery, then back via Graytown gold diggings to close the loop at the old township site.

1. Graytown Prisoner of War Camp
2. Dirt track to Graytown Cemetery Rd
3. Graytown Cemetery
4. The Diggings
5. Grand Yellow Box tree
6. Site of Graytown Township.
7. A small corner of Heathcote-Graytown National Park

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Nagambie and Surrounds

Melville's Lookout Track

Melville's Lookout is named after Captain (Francis) Melville, who was a notorious goldrush era bushranger.

Mt Black Quarry can be viewed from the Lookout track. Granite blocks were mined here to use in the construction of the Goulburn Weir wall in the 1890's.

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Ruffy

Ruffy Snow Gum Reserve Walking Track

A circuit of this reserve takes you through swampy riparian woodlands dominated by ancient mountain swamp gums, past a tiny population of snow gums, remnants of a colder climate and skirts a chain of dark deep billabongs into bandicoot and koala territory.

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Ruffy-Eddy Lane, Town and Country Walk

Eddy Lane is in current use as a walking track. Combining it within a loop connected to both roads entering Ruffy Township has the advantage of offering visitors an easy town and country experience. 

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Violet Town

Honeysuckle Creek Walking Track

The Honeysuckle Recreational Environment Project began in 2002, and since then has had an active volunteer group taking on the management, preservation, and development of this Reserve area.

Volunteers are planting thousands of native trees, shrubs and grasses in the Reserve. The local primary school and community members are involved in environmental educational activities. An identification brochure for birds that occur along the creek is available  locally.

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Whroo

Balaclava Mine and Whroo Cemetery Trails

Exploration of the Whroo Historic Trail unearths evidence of a different, busy, crowded and culturally significant past. The open cut of the impressive Balaclava Mine marks one end of the journey. Remnants of Victoria's gold rush era can be discovered all along the way. Underground storage tanks, mining shafts and tunnels, building rubble and foundations, century old rubbish dumps and gold mining infrastructure comprise an historic treasure trove.

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