Strathbogie Shire Council

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Tourism

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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 Euroa, Lake Nagambie & Strathbogie Ranges Official Visitors Guide

Food, wine and equine, well-maintained walking trails and magnificent views - the Strathbogie Shire has it all.

While most of our local residents know where to go for a good cup of coffee of which pub to go to for a great meal, we want to share this local knowledge with visitors too!

That is why Strathbogie Shire Council is proud to launch its latest Official Visitors Guide (OVG), which is jam-packed full of things to do in the region.

This free OVG, which is updated every three years, includes useful information on everything to do in Avenel, Euroa, Graytown, Longwood, Mangalore, Nagambie, Ruffy, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

Click here to view the Official Visitors Guide Online

 

Mitchelton Winery will be hosting the beginning of Stage 3 of the iconic Jayco Herald Sun Tour beginning on Saturday 3rd February.

Read here for more details

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The famous explorer, Major Thomas Mitchell first discovered the area when travelling to Sydney; setting camp in 1836 beside some ponds (Honeysuckle Creek) where wild violets were in flower.

He so named the spot Violet Ponds.

Two years later the government laid out the village of ‘Violet Creek’, intending to develop a stopping point for the growing traffic on the road between Port Phillip and Yass in New South Wales.

In another first, Violet Town also had the first gas lighting in Victoria.

Community spirit reigns supreme at Violet Town. Whether it’s transforming the town’s Honeysuckle Creek from weedy wasteland to a wildlife wonderland, or hosting a monthly market which draws thousands of shoppers – there’s nothing this community cannot do.

Spend some time in this diverse rural community and you cannot help but be uplifted by the experience.

There are great places to stay and explore.

Take your pick of great dining in local cafes or a quiet ale with the locals in one of the town’s two pubs and make sure you put aside plenty of time to walk the renovated Honeysuckle Creek track, and the Community Forest. 

Website: http://www.violettown.org.au

 

Accommodation

 

violet-ain-garth-sc-accomAin Garth Self Catering Accomodation

Robbie Rae
7 Lily Street Violet Town
0413 276 687
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At the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges faithfully restored "Ain Garth", ("Our Home"), circa 1910, is a self contained 4 bedroom house, located right in the heart of Violet Town.

Within walking distance of the supermarket, pub, Rec Reserve and Honeysuckle Creek walking trail - a stone's throw from the famous monthly Violet Town market (held 2nd Saturday of the month).

Perfect for couples, families or a group of friends.

 


 

violet-glen-fallochGlen Falloch Farm Cottage

Roger Piggott
252 Warrenbayne West Rd Warrenbayne West
0403 340 660
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www.glen-falloch.com.au

"Glen Falloch" Farm Cottage is the original homestead set in a private part of our farm in Warrenbayne West.

Just over two hours from Melbourne, it is the perfect destination for either that special occasion or the "lets just go away somewhere" weekend escape!

Complete seclusion and privacy guaranteed.

Luxury self-contained farm cottage with all facilities.

Continental and ingredients for traditional self-cooked breakfasts supplied.

Separately catered meals are available by arrangement. Maximum occupancy is two.

 


 

Mystic Downs FarmMystic Downs Accommodation

Angela Ritchie

886 Downs Road, Violet Town

0409351566

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www.mysticdownsfarm.com.au

Luxury accommodation in a converted shearing shed on a sheep farm north of Violet Town. Guests can help with feeding animals, pat our lambs and friendly goats or sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet by the pool or on the deck over looking the farm.

 


Rotherlea Lodge Farmstay BnBRotherlea Lodge accommodation Violet Town

Karen James Viant

Warrenbayne West Rd, Warrenbayne West
0427 026 837
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www.rotherlealodge.com

Rotherlea Lodge is a purpose built luxury accommodation that may sleep up to 6 people. 2 hours drive from Melbourne you will be surrounded by our 450 acre propoerty that you are welcome to explore, play tennis, veg out or we can suggest some fabulous day trips to wineries or galleries.

We are pet friendly.

Call to make a booking, and check out our website for loads of photos.   

 


The Parish

Helen Keighery

41 Primrose Street Violet Town

0402 987 641

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The Parish is a one hundred year old Church which is suited for a variety of uses. The main body of the Church has a bar and espresso coffee machine, couches, woodfire, DVD,and meals area.

There are two queen bedrooms off the main space , a bathroom with two toilets , a shower and deep bath. The kitchen is fully equipped. The Church can provide flexible accommodation for couples that are straight, gay or friendships plus ideal for family groups.

Breakfast provisions included.

 

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