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

Holmesglen at Eildon

Nestled between the Yarra Ranges and Victorian High Country, Holmesglen at Eildon is an award-winning Event Venue that is truly a hidden gem of the region.

The Goulburn Valley produces an abundant food bowl and the experience of paddock to plate is exemplified here. Holmesglen at Eildon are passionate about their ‘low miles’ food philosophy with all catering prepared in-house using seasonal produce from their established kitchen gardens and orchards, locally sourced produce including trout, salmon, and poultry, and their own farmed Angus beef.

Holmesglen at Eildon works closely with local producers, including their products in the menu selections which change regularly to complement the unique flavours and textures that come with each new season.

Holmesglen at Eildon’s beverage list features only locally produced wines, distilled gin, and locally brewed craft beers; these are matched by the Food and Beverage department to their menus.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Eildon Easter Twilight Market

30 Mar 2024

Eildon Easter Twilight Market.

There will be a great variety of local food and beverage trucks, as well as local producers with a wide array of goods to try or buy. This will showcase the abundance of quality local artisans, artists and creators. There will be live music showcasing local youth and artists. Family activities, pet friendly (dogs must be on a lead at all times), and music will be proved by Fraser and Co.

There will be many extra activities such as the Easter Bonnet Parade. Bring along your creation.

STAY

Eildon Pondage Holiday Park

Eildon Pondage Holiday Park, nestled along the edge of the picturesque Eildon Pondage waterway, is the perfect place to relax and unwind surrounded by beautiful bushland and the mountains of the Victorian High Country.

Whether you want to camp, bring your caravan or stay in the self-contained cottages, this shady 30 acre park offers a range of facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Have a game of tennis or fish for trout directly from the park grounds, whilst the kids ride their bikes on the trails and enjoy themselves in the playground. Relax in the peaceful natural surrounds, whilst spotting the abundant native wildlife – perhaps even a kangaroo.

Conveniently situated at the mouth of Lake Eildon and within walking distance from town, Eildon Pondage Holiday Park is the perfect base for families, anglers and boaters alike to access and enjoy all the activities that the magnificent Lake Eildon has to offer.