EILDON & SURROUNDS

Eildon and the surrounding villages and hamlets of Thornton, Rubicon and Snobs Creek

Eildon and surrounds has long been popular destinations for those seeking to take some time to slow down and escape the pace of city life. Pleasure boaters and fishing enthusiasts share holidays alongside those aboard luxury houseboats and families camping by the river. The vibe is relaxed, friendly and fun.

Surrounded by national parks and state forests and connected by pristine rivers, with the magnificent Lake Eildon as the centerpiece, this is the perfect place for 'family time' or 'me time'.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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LAKE EILDON

Lake Eildon has over 500km of shoreline and at full capacity can store six times as much water as Sydney Harbour! The lake is fed by clear mountain rivers and is surrounded by rolling hills, dense forest and open woodland. This makes it a favourite spot for boating and water skiing, fishing and bushwalking. The surrounding countryside is prized for its eucalypt forests, wildlife and fresh mountain air.

RUBICON VALLEY HISTORIC AREA

The Rubicon Valley Historic Area is home to stunning campsites, the beautiful Rubicon River and Falls and a series of spectacular trestle bridges set amongst remnants of the timber industry and the current hydro power system.

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Snobs Creek Falls
SNOBS CREEK FALLS

Snobs Creek Falls has a spectacular viewing platform that is fixed to a rock face on the side of the falls, jutting out in front of the rushing water. The vegetation around the falls contains a wide variety of ferns, mosses and fungi indigenous to the moist eucalypt forest environment created by the falls.

EAT & DRINK

Schoolhouse Thornton Cafe

Thornton Primary school established 1870, reimagined as Schoolhouse Thornton 2020.

Schoolhouse Thornton is a country-style cafรฉ with a Melbourne twist. Bringing specialty coffee roasted by Inglewood Coffee to a beautiful part of Victoria. A two-hour drive from Melbourne, Schoolhouse is located in Thornton, between Eildon and Alexandra in the Murrindindi Shire.

A regular rotating menu with a focus on seasonal produce. Dine-in or take away salads, sandwiches, sweet and savory pastries, with an Artisan Bakehouse on-site you can also custom order cakes, picnic packs, bread and more. Enjoy old school milkshakes, ice cream spiders, take home meals and a curated pantry offering.

A signature High Tea is held on site each month, dates released via Instagram and Facebook.

Schoolhouse has a strong community spirit with a focus on supporting local providers and sharing the history of Thornton Primary. Picnic tables, chalk and a cricket pitch โ€“ guaranteed entertainment for the family, even your leashed furry friends. If you are looking for quiet, join inside Schoolhouse, connect to the Wi-Fi and enjoy over an Inglewood coffee.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Father’s Day Luncheon

4 Sep 2022

Celebrate Father’s Day with a beautiful three-course luncheon of local produce prepared in-house by our chefs, and enjoy acoustic music with family and friends.

Unwind in front of the fire with one of the region’s elegant reds, or simply drink in the view while our chefs tantalise your tastebuds and our offer the personalised service for which we are renowned. Stay the weekend and enjoy the Goulburn Fishing Festival on Saturday 3 September at the Eildon Pondage. There are beautiful rooms available to suit singles, couples and families.

STAY

Holmesglen at Eildon – The Homestead

Located just two hours North East of Melbourne on 660 acres, near beautiful Lake Eildon, The Homestead is the original farmhouse of the property, which has been tastefully renovated and extended to accommodate up to 16 guests.

With sweeping views of the surrounding valleys from the full-length verandah, the Homestead is a blissfully tranquil and serene place to unwind and rejuvenate.

Comprising of eight bedrooms in total – seven with a queen-size bed, one with three single beds. There are also five bathrooms and six toilets to make sharing a breeze. Linen, towels, and amenities are provided for all guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering including two fridges, a freezer, and a walk-in pantry for you to store all your consumables. Alternatively, you can let the Homestead’s chef prepare meals for you to make it a truly relaxing experience.

It boasts two living areas which ensure everyone has their own space, an open fireplace, a games room, and a full-length verandah complete with outdoor setting, barbecue, and Webber.

An ideal property for family, friends, and colleagues to come together.