Alexandra and the villages of Acheron, Molesworth and Yarck have a proud and rich history of gold and agriculture - still evident today in the many National Trust classified buildings, homesteads and grand hotels.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds through much of this area making these townships a great stopping off point for cyclists. Food, wine, art and music are the heart and soul of this area and the region hosts a fantastic program of events throughout the year. A stone's throw from Lake Eildon and the Lake Eildon National Park, Alexandra and surrounds is a great location for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and history buffs.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds through much of this area making these townships a great stopping off point for cyclists wishing to explore the fabulous range of welcoming country pubs, great eateries, local art galleries and quirky stores.
EAT & DRINK
Grant St Grocer Alexandra is a cafe and produce store. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and are fully
licensed. We serve Merchant Coffee Roasters Coffee to an exceptional standard.
Grant St Grocer pride ourselves on making all dishes from scratch and aim to deliver honest, exceptional food with no short cuts.
Our Take Home Meals feature curries and international dishes in easy to heat, reusable packaging.
Our cakes are made inhouse by our pastry chef to ensure freshness and an ever changing variety.
We showcase regional produce and wines in our store.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
The Murrindindi Beanie & Fibre Festival is a community event, a feast of fibre art, fabulous beanies, winter warmers and more. The Festival is always held on the fourth weekend in July, (23rd and 24th). Featuring an array of market stalls, fibre artists and beanies galore. You can even bid for your favourite creation if you can’t make it in person. Check out the website to see last years creations.
The town of Alexandra comes alive with all things beanie, as lamp posts, shops and businesses take up the challenge of wearing the best beanie. Expanding to become the Fibre Festival of the North East, the event promises to provide fun and frivolity as beanies and winter warmers of all shapes and sizes are donated, displayed and available to purchase.
Do you knit, crochet or enjoy being creative? Anyone can create and donate a beautiful beanie, beginners and children are encouraged to enter. The ‘Upcyled Beanie’ category can be made of any material. 2022 Theme to be decided.
For further info on how you can enter and donate a beanie or two, category details, conditions and entry forms, look for the Festival brochure on the website or visit the Facebook page. Proceeds from the sale of the beanies go towards local charities within the community of Murrindindi.
Arrive at Athlone Country Cottages and immediately relax with the peaceful surroundings of the rolling hills and lovely scenic views. Surrounded by lovely gardens and beautiful views, enjoy peace and quiet or outdoor adventure while based in self-contained tranquillity on a 275 acre grazing property.
Completely self-contained, the two cottages are air-conditioned for your comfort during summer and snug and warm during winter.
All the modern amenities you could ask for are at your finger tips such as a television, DVD player, CD player and a selection of magazines and games. Barbecue facilities are on site.
All linen supplied and each cottage has two bedrooms, which contain king size or single beds.
Are you looking for a romantic escape? The Studio cottage is totally self-contained and decorated in a comfortable relaxed country style for two people maximum, with all the small thoughtful things which make for a perfect weekend.