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

Alexandra Heritage Machinery Festival

5 to 6 Oct 2024

The Heritage Machinery Display weekend returns to the Alexandra Museum. The display highlights a vast array of antique machinery of all classes at work, including steam train rides all weekend. The Alexandra Museum is the ideal venue for enthusiasts to display and see these rare agricultural and mechanical treasures from the past.

STAY

BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Eildon

With panoramic views of surrounding mountains, positioned right on the banks of the Goulburn River and just minutes from Lake Eildon, Breeze Holiday Parks – Eildon is a destination you’ll keep returning to.

Boating, swimming, canoeing, waterskiing and fishing are among a long list of water sports the area is famed for and if it’s not your thing, there’s a network of trails made for the keen hikers or mountain bikers.

Take your pick from cabins, powered or unpowered sites – some of which have riverfront views – and enjoy this lush natural setting that is Eildon. Make it a Breeze.