Strathbogie Shire Council

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Tourism

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In line with advice from the Victorian Government and the Australian Government, there may be some changes to trading hours and operations.  Please contact vendors directly for specific information.

 

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.

 

Golden Mountain Walking Track

Distance

4 km

Time to complete

Advanced walkers – 1.5 hrs

Moderation walkers – 3 hrs

Slow walkers – 4 hrs

take into account extra time to take in the full sensory experience of this walk.

Relative difficulty

This walk is easy to moderate. Don't rush it, take plenty of time to stop, look and listen.

Overview

This forest drive plus a walk starts 23 km from the Strathbogie Township.

From Euroa it is a 45 minute drive to the start of the track.

The drive takes you deep into the Strathbogie Forest to reach the start point which is 12.7 kms from the end of the bitumen on Tames Rd, or about 25 minutes drive from Strathbogie.

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

Distance

400m from car park to falls

Overview

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

Distance

5.5km Return

Time to complete

2 Hours

Relative difficulty

Moderate This is a dirt vehicle track with a gradient increasing to a very steep concreted rise to the summit. Visitors need to be self-reliant.
Note: vehicles also use this track.

Overview

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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Ruffy Snow Gum Reserve Walking Track

Distance

3km return

Time to complete

Advanced walkers - 20 min return

Moderate walkers - 1 hour return

Slow walkers - 1½ hours 30 mins return

Relative difficulty

The recommended seasons for this walk are Autumn and Winter. There is uneven ground with logs and branches to step over. Gum Boots are recommended on wetter days. Avoid the tiger snake season unless you enjoy the company of these reptiles.

Overview

This track meanders down an unused road reserve through open narrow-leaf peppermint forest until it crosses a walking bridge and enters the Ruffy Flora Reserve.

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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Seven Creeks Walking Track

Distance

Total distance is seven kilometres. Several bridges cross the Seven Creeks which can be used as alternative routes.

Short Walk - 3 km circuit to the north (down stream)

Long Walk - 4 km circuit to the south (up stream)

Time to complete

Advanced walkers - 60 minutes

Moderate walkers - 80 minutes

Slow walkers - 120 minutes

Relative difficulty

Easy

Overview

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 Tack can be accessed via the southern end of the Seven Creeks Walking Track.

Covered footwear is advisable. Dogs are permitted on leashes. A multipurpose track offering nature's delights to enjoy!

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Tourism

From the clear calm waters of our lakes and rivers to stunning views from the heights of our ranges, charming villages, fine food and wine -

Euroa Community Cinema

Come and see what's on at the Euroa Community Cinema!

Events Calendar

For events in the Strathbogie Shire please see our events calendar

About Events

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Boating & Fishing

COVID 19 restrictions       Strathbogie Shire Council is the waterway manager under the Marine Safety Act for the Goulbur


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