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
Molesworth Food and Wine Co is a cosy, quality wine bar and restaurant, with a motel attached, located in Molesworth just off the Great Victorian Rail Trail. Great homestyle food, and a good selection of local wines. Comfortable rooms with ensuite.
Approx midway between Seymour and Mansfield on the trail, it is a great place to stop along the trail. Close to Goulburn river and walking and hiking trails.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Rain, hail or shine the Yarck Country Market takes place at the Yarck Hall on the third Saturday of every month, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
The market helps to fund the hall maintenance and provides an outlet for local produce, jams, craft, plants and drinks including fantastic Country Women’s Association morning teas with Country Women’s Association scones jam and cream.
The most reasonably priced stall fees. New stall holders are welcome.
For more information please call the number provided.
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.