Looking for somewhere to cool off over summer?
If you enjoy fern walks and majestic waterfalls, water sports and fishing, camping and cool climate wines, our spectacular region is waiting for you.
But don’t just take our word for it, come and discover ‘Dindi’ (as the locals call it) for yourself! With welcoming towns, legendary country hospitality, a range of accommodation options and vibrant events – you can choose to do more, or less this summer… naturally, in Murrindindi.
Here’s some ideas to help plan your summer adventure in Murrindindi Shire:
- Explore Victoria’s longest continuous rail trail and inspiring new art trail on foot, bike or horse this summer. Spanning 134km from Tallarook to Mansfield with a branch line to Alexandra, experience outdoor art, unique towns and majestic valleys, lakes and mountains. No matter your style, the Great Victorian Rail Trail has got something for everyone.
- Close to capacity, Lake Eildon is looking particularly impressive at the moment – throw in a line, hire a boat or a kayak and get out on the water, or treat the family to a luxurious houseboat holiday.
- Enjoy a picnic at one of our spectacular scenic lookouts, including Murchison Gap in Strath Creek and Lady Stonehavens Lookout at Frank Thompson Reserve in Kinglake.
- Spend some time at Rubicon Valley Historic Area, with a series of spectacular trestle bridges set amongst remnants of the timber industry and the current hydro power system.
- Experience 32 hectares of riparian wetlands at the Yea Wetlands, home to many unique Australian native marsupials, birds, amphibians and aquatic animals.
- Visit one of our wondrous waterfalls, including the popular Steavenson Falls in Marysville, or Snobs Creek Falls (pictured above) in the Rubicon State Forest.
- Sample local food, wine and brews at one of our many cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer.
- Make a weekend of it and stay at a riverside caravan park, campground or luxury bed and breakfast with a range of accommodation options on offer.