Strathbogie Shire Council

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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. 

Just a short drive from the city (you can get to us in as little as an hour drive), our townships are also well serviced by public transport which will give you time to sit back, relax and enjoy your journey by starting that book you have wanted to read in a long time.

The only problem is, you may never want to go home (we really need to develop a disclaimer for this).

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 (they may tell you a historic tale of Ned Kelly, who with his fellow bushrangers roamed through our countryside). 

Make sure you pick up some magnificent fresh produce to take home from the local market and maybe enjoy a glass of wine from our many famous and local wineries if you feel so enclined. 

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

Our 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 Strath-bogie...




 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, our visitors need some guidance.

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



coming soon....


The Euroa area is thought to have been occupied by the indigenous Ngurelban tribe prior to European settlement and there is an important Aboriginal art site in the Gardens Range, 10 km south-east of town.

It is presumably from their language that the town's name derives. 'Yera-o' is said to mean 'joyful'.

The first white men in the district were explorers Hume and Hovell (1824). Thomas Mitchell followed in 1837, then drovers bringing their stock through an area to the north of the present town site along a track he cut at the time.

Squatters began taking up runs in the district in 1838. One of the first was Seven Creeks, established by Janet Templeton in 1838. It was at Seven Creeks that the first fine-wool Saxon merino sheep in Victoria were introduced in 1851 by Eliza Forlonge who had selected the sheep in Saxony.

Euroa earned its place in history as a premier wool-growing community. Euroa became well known as one of Australia’s premium wool producing communities and the town remains closely connected with the wool industry, each year celebrating its success during the Wool Week Festival held in October in conjunction with the Agricultural Show.

During the gold rush Euroa became a regular coach stop between Melbourne and Beechworth. Cobb & Co travellers on the way to Sydney also used Euroa to take rest and be revived by the permanent water supply of the Sevens Creek.

The district’s success and prosperity drew the attention of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Together the Kelly Gang – Ned, brother Dan and Steve Hart - robbed the Euroa Bank in 1878 of 2000 pounds in cash & gold (Ties to the Kelly clan run deep in the district, with Ned’s father Red Kelly buried in the nearby Avenel Cemetery)

Plenty of reminders about Euroa’s colourful past are evident in the historical buildings and memorials.

Walk Euroa’s Heritage Trail and be led to all the significant buildings and places which have played their role in creating such a colourful picture of Euroa’s fascinating history.





euroa-castle-creek-motelCastle Creek Motel

Howard & Kate Argus
53 Clifton Street Euroa
03 5795 2506
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Peaceful Garden setting. Short drives to Wineries and Lakes.

17 Clean, comfortable units. Reasonable rates.

Full or continental breakfasts.

Pool & BBQ. All Queen sized beds. Microwaves, toasters and kettles supplied.


Euroa Butter Factory

Rebecca Gannon
79 Boundary Road North Euroa
03 5795 1408
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Built in 1901, this beautiful historic building set on 5 acres has been lovingly transformed into modern five star warehouse-style accommodation and function spaces.

The property is a 5 bedroom, fully licensed bed and breakfast.

The gardens and courtyards around the property provide beautiful spots to sit and enjoy a glass of regional wine.

Guests enjoy breakfast in the old milk delivery room of the factory, with the flagstones, loading bay and some of the old machinery still visible.

Dinner and any other catering can be organised by prior arrangement

euroa-caravan-parkEuroa Caravan Park

73-103 Kirkland Avenue Euroa
03 5795 2160
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The Euroa Caravan and Cabin park sits in a parkland setting with the magnificent "Sevens Creek" running the full length of the park and water side sites available on both sides of the creek.

Having in excess of 60 overnight powered sites, a large camping area the park also provides accomodation in a range of self contained cabins, standard units and vans.

The park also caters for annual sites for people looking for a weekender or holiday periods

euroa-euroa-motor-innEuroa Motor Inn

Richard & Lis Fletcher
87-95 Tarcombe Street Euroa
03 5795 2211
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All rooms now fully refurbished with modern facilities.

Located 2 minutes north end of the CBD off the Hume Freeway, 1.5 hours from Melbourne and only 75 minutes from Tullarmarine airport.

Close to restaurants, hotels and shops. Scenic drives nearby Strathbogie Ranges.

Twelve Self Rated 4 star units all ground floor complete with split system air conditioners, electric blankets, queen size beds, colour TV, refrigerator, tea & coffee making facilities.

All rooms are non smoking. Pool, trailer and truck parking area.

euroa-forlonge-bbForlonge B&B

Jenny & Michael Tehan
76 Anderson Street Euroa
03 5795 2460
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Forlonge Bed & Breakfast is a 4 1 /2 AAA star B&B situated in the heart of Euroa in a delightful garden setting.

Specialty breakfasts. Two Suites. Garden suite - King room with ensuite spa. Conservatory suite -2 bedroom with sitting room & breakfast room. Garden setting. Off-street parking

euroa-holistic-havenHolistic Haven

Lyn Newnham
26 Hunter Street Euroa
0428 211 535
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Holistic Haven provides quality B&B accomodation for your enjoyment and relaxation of if you wish, take your mind, body and soul to a deeper level with our range of treatments and therapies.

A place to stay in Euroa for a weekend romantic getaway - Healthy rejuvenating break

Jolly Swagman Motor Innjollyswagman

28 Clifton Street Euroa
5795 3388
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The boutique traditional motel is located in the heart of Euroa. Guests can enjoy unlimited free wi-fi and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. All guest rooms are air-conditioned and have a flat screen TV with Foxtel, a fridge and a toaster, ironing facilities and a bathroom with free toiletries. Microwave ovens and sofas are available in some rooms.

Guests can share a meal using the BBQ facitilites, and there is also shared laundry facilities.

Jolly Swagman Motor Inn is a 3 minute drive from the Euroa Main Street, Euroa Golf Club, Euroa Butter Factory, and Strathbogie Shire Council.

The White House Euroa

Sue Burnett
94 Binney St Euroa
whitehouse0438 270 357 
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The White House Euroa is a stately home which was originally built in 1938 as a local doctor's residence.  It is located near the centre of Euroa, and all the town's amenities (hotels, shops, cafes and park) are within 300ms of the front door.

The upper floor has been tastefully refurbished and contains 4 bedrooms, 1 king size and 3 queen size.  It also has 2 bathrooms, a guest lounge and a patio overlooking the front garden and Binney St perfect for breakfast on a sunny morning. Guests are also welcome to use the swimming pool if required.

The gardens are large, attractive and leafy, and feature many large shade trees which provide many comfy spots for relaxing on a warm day.  They also provide many photo opportunities for pre wedding photos.




Besides a solid agriculture industry, Avenel plays an important role in the legend of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, who spent his childhood living in the town and attended the local primary school.

It was during this time that Ned saved a young Richard Shelton from drowning in the local Hughes Creek. For his bravery, Shelton’s parents rewarded Ned with a green silk sash – Ned was wearing this as a cummerbund at the Siege of Glenrowan, when he was finally captured.

His father John (Red) Kelly died in Avenel and is buried at the Cemetery. Red also had his dalliance with the law, once charged, but later acquitted of cattle stealing although fined for illegal possession of a hide. His case was heard at the Avenel Court House, which remains standing today.

Avenel also boasts one of provincial Victoria’s most impressive bridges in the six-arch, stone crossing of Hughes Creek. Built by Hugh Dalrymple in 1850, the bridge remains but was superseded for traffic by a modern structure in 1969.

The Avenel of today is a welcoming small community with all of the appeal that goes with that.



Rusty Springs Bed and Breakfast

Hovell Street, Avenel
0428 980 090
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The Barn:
A spiral staircase gives access to two double bedrooms. Shared bathroom downstairs. Generous breakfast hamper provided. Pets by arrangement.

Brewery Lane:
Accomodates 30 people in 14 ensuited rooms. Undercover enclosed central courtyard. Ideal venue for clubs and social groups.






In the heart of the Strathbogie Shire, Longwood’s history goes back to the mid to late 1800’s.

The Post Office opened on 1 July 1852 and the Longwood Railway Station in 1881. When the railway was constructed in the town, the locals being a practical bunch as they still are, rather than build a new pub nearby the new track, simply picked up the existing one and moved it closer!

The ‘re-located’ White Hart Hotel continues to provide a meeting place and information exchange for the entire town as well as great food and loves its rock, blues & country music with live entertainment regularly on a Sunday.

Longwood is also the birthplace of Frederick Tubb awarded a Victoria Cross at Gallipoli in 1915. Frederick Tubb is one of three “locals” to have been awarded the Victoria Cross - Australia & the British Commonwealth’s highest award for acts of bravery in wartime - with only 98 awarded nationwide to Australians at war since 1854.

Sport as with all country towns is the glue that binds the community - so grab a spot on the boundary with the locals on a winters Saturday afternoon to cheer on the boys – tooting your horn for a goal scored is de rigueur! – don’t miss the girls on the netball court either where the competition is just as fierce!

Summer is grabbing the shade of a tree to listen to the thwack of leather on willow or catch a few sets of pennant tennis.




longwood-maygarsMaygars Hill Vineyard & Cottage

Jenny Houghton
53 Longwood Mansfield Road Longwood East
0402 136 448
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Maygars Hill cottage is nestled at the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, amongst six acres of vines within the award winning Maygar's Hill vineyard.

Our three bedroom cottage has a cosy woodfire, is pet friendly (by arrangement) and offers families and groups the ideal country get away location.


Taffys Cottages

Iain Luck
86 Lynslane Road Longwood East
0417 446 021
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Three self contained cottages made of natural stone in quiet rural setting with magnificent views over the Strathbogie Ranges.

Bring your own supplies or eat at Longwood just 5 minutes away or the Ruffy Produce Store 10 minute drive.

Guests have access to swimming pool and country style tennis court.

Two single storey cottages in close proximity to each other, while the two storey Witches cottage is set apart.


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

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