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'.
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.
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
The Vineyard is well since established in 1988 and has won many awards over that period. They are nestled between Mt Torbreck and the Goulburn River at Snobs Creek Road Eildon Victoria.
They welcome visitors to try the wines and enjoy the property, bookings are essential.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
The two foot gauge tourist railway in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges offers spectacular views, 35 minute return journey is followed by a demonstration in the steam museum.
Come and have a fun filled day for all the family.
Kiosk, disabled facilities, loco and workshop tours are all included in your ticket price. Eftpos facilities are not available and picnics are not permitted.
The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway pride itself on making your visit a special time. Watch for the brown tourist signs halfway between Seymour and Yea on the Goulburn Valley Highway. Phone if you have any questions.
Thornton Riverbend Holiday Park is located right on the banks of the Goulburn River at the base of the Victorian High Country. It is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the the city and enjoy the holiday you want. Relax with your family and friends or get more adventurous and take advantage of all the area has to offer. With direct river access, there is trout fishing, fly fishing and swimming. Other activities include biking, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, swimming, water sports, 4WD or exploring the area.
Directly across the road are the Rubicon Hotel, Thornton Butcher and Schoolhouse Thornton with Alexandra and Lake Eildon just a 15 minute drive away.
Thornton Riverbend Holiday Park offers family friendly Motel style accommodation, Cabins and both Powered and Unpowered sites. There are undercover electric barbeques, free Wi-Fi in the barbeque area, children’s playground, two swimming pools, one toddler pool, modern clean community bathrooms and laundry and also direct river access.