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Mitchellstown: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Black Caviar Statue

On 24 October 2013, history was created when Nagambie became home to the life size bronze statue of the world famous mare Black Caviar.

The champion mare is the fastest horse in the world, undefeated in all her 23 races.

Black Caviar was born on 18 August 2006 at Gilgai Farm in Nagambie, Victoria. She grew up on the Goulburn River property and then went to Swettenham Stud in December 2007 for a ten-week yearling preparation where she was then sold on behalf of Rick Jamieson to the current owners to be trained by Peter Moody.

Jacobsons Outlook,
High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 10.2K from Mitchellstown

Avenel Cemetery

Steeped in history, visit the many graves scattered around the Avenel Cemetery.

Of important note here is the grave of John 'Red' Kelly, the father of the infamous Ned Kelly. 'Red' was laid to rest at the age of 45 on the 28 December 1866. He died in the Kilmore Gaol after his health was ruined due to alcohol abuse.

28 Queen Street
Avenel, VIC, 3664

Located 13.5K from Mitchellstown

Historic Hughes Creek Bridge

Hughes Creek was named after the first settler in Avenel, for many years it was a popular overnight stop for drovers. The bridge was built in 1859 by contractor Hugh Dalrymple for the Board of Lands and Works in Victoria.

The Historic Hughes Creek Bridge is perhaps better known for its association to Ned Kelly. At the age of 11, Ned rescued Richard Shelton who had fallen into the creek after trying to cross over on a tree bridge. The incident occurred only 150 metres downstream from the Bridge.

A green silk cummerbund was awarded to Ned for his bravery by Richard's parents. Ned was wearing the cummerbund when he was captured at the Siege of Glenrowan.

Henry Street
Avenel, VIC, 3664

Located 14.0K from Mitchellstown

Australian Army Tank Museum

Located on the working Puckapunyal Military Base, the Australian Army Tank Museum is home to over 70 armoured fighting vehicles, making it one of the largest armour museums in Australia.

Mementos of your visit can be purchased from the model and souvenir shop.

Make a day of your visit, with barbecue facilities are available for visitors to use onsite.

Please note that as the museum is located on a working military base it may close suddenly for security reasons.

Herakleion Parade
Puckapunyal, VIC, 3662

Located 15.6K from Mitchellstown

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park

The Australian Light Horse Memorial Park was Victoria's largest army base, the Seymour Camp is known to many as site 17.

Relics scatter the area and Anzac Hill offers 360 degree views of the beautiful surrounds. Late winter is the time for the park's wildflower show.

Golden Wattle, Goodenias, red Running Postmen, purple Fringe Lily, masses of orange Egg and Bacon, and stunning native orchids including Purple Bearded Orchid and Wax Lipped Orchid scatter the parklands.

Goulburn Valley Highway
Seymour, VIC, 3660

Located 18.0K from Mitchellstown

Old Post Office Seymour - Fine Art Gallery and Licensed Restaurant

The Fine Art Gallery with its licensed restaurant were established in 1992 in the restored C1872 Old Post Office and Postmasters Residence. The multi-roomed gallery has grown to represent the best in Australian art.

The award winning gallery proudly presents a Seasonal Exhibition Program of major exhibitions plus a large and continuously changing collection of traditional, modern, impressionist and contemporary works of art by noted Australian artists. Wildlife paintings and sculpture are also featured.

The centrally located, elegant, award winning restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a coffee, meal or browse the gallery with a glass of local wine in hand. This majestic old building and its gardens are home to owner operators Louise Barling and Garry Broderick.

The quality of work is only surpassed by the variety offered for sale. Paintings, in all mediums, covering most subjects, are hung as if in a home and are lit by numerous chandeliers hung from the four metre ornate ceilings.

Room after room has period furniture displaying a diverse range of individual quality Australian-made craft. Art glass, pottery, woodwork, jewellery, silk, metalwork and sculpture are all on show and for sale.

The list of exhibiting artists is constantly expanding and diversifying, providing something for every budget and taste. The majority of the artists have exhibited internationally and all are multi-award winners.

The fully licensed restaurant, which has an open fire and is centrally located, encourages the visitor to sit and enjoy the wonderful ambience, view the art and craft and browse the paintings.

Only 95 kilometres north of Melbourne, in Seymour Victoria, on the bank of the Goulburn River, the Old Post Office Seymour offers something different, if not unique, that showcases all that is truly Australian Art. Well worth a visit!

50 Emily Street
Seymour, VIC, 3660

Located 18.2K from Mitchellstown

Mitchellstown: Events

Tar and Roses Cellar Door

Tar and Roses Wines cellar door is open the first full weekend of each month from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Come along and taste their range of wines from Central Victoria.

Tar and Roses specialise in Mediterranean grape varietals from Pinot Grigio to Nebbiolo, from which their name is derived. You will also find Sangiovese and Tempranillo as well as Australia's favourite, Shiraz.

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61 Vickers Lane
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 8.9K from Mitchellstown

Nagambie Lakes Community Market

The Nagambie Lakes Community Market is located on the grassy south-eastern bank of beautiful Lake Nagambie starting at Jacobson's Outlook parallel with High Street and flows along the walkway to Blayney Reserve (behind the Waterfront Motel).

The market is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 1:00pm, plus extra markets to coincide with community or tourism events. The market runs with a make, bake, sew and grow theme that insists on a high level of local and Australian content.

Regular stalls include fresh local and regional produce, local and regional products (sauces, jams, honey, furniture), goats meat products, soaps and candles, leather products, hats and socks, and garden ornaments and plants.

Visitors will also find handmade jewellery, tech accessories, plants, cakes, hot and cold food and drinks, craft and giftware, and books and DVDs.

Take a drive to Nagambie, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne and centrally located. The market is rapidly growing and has lots to offer with off street parking at Buckley Park and stunning views over the lake.

Central Victoria's only absolute water-front market.

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Jacobsons Outlook, High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 10.4K from Mitchellstown

Avenel Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market

The Avenel Market features the work of local craftspeople from jewellery to wood and metal pieces, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, mushrooms and local olive oil products along with wine and wonderful eats.

There is also a free kids art table and live music - sure to be something for every member of the family.

The market is located about an hours drive from Melbourne and is close to the Goulburn River and local wineries.

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9 Jubillee Crescent
Avenel, VIC, 3664

Located 13.6K from Mitchellstown

Mitchellstown: Travel Tips

Nagambie Lakes and Strathbogie Ranges Visitor Information Centre

Within an easy 90 minute drive of Melbourne, you can be standing on the shore of one of Australia's most scenic places, Lake Nagambie, where you can go fishing, water-skiing, sailing, rowing or canoeing.

Indulge in award winning wines from historic wineries such as Tahbilk, Mitchelton and Fowles or boutique vineyards such as Maygar's Hill, Longleat and Garners. Or enjoy picturesque views from the granite topped hills near Strathbogie and Violet Town, surrounded by pristine bushland.

Nagambie is the birthplace of Black Caviar - do not miss the statue erected in her honour in the main street. Nagambie is also home to a nationally renowned rowing and canoeing venue which regularly hosts state and national championships. Yet only 15 minutes away the Strathbogie Ranges offers a dramatic landscape with breathtaking views around every corner.

Picturesque villages are dotted throughout the region with wonderful history and heritage, antiques and good food and wine a plenty. From Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Strathbogie, Ruffy, Boho and Violet Town, each boasts their own great old pubs, beautiful gardens, art galleries, museums, antique shops, cafes and lovely old buildings.

Linking the entire region is the beautiful Goulburn River and within a stone's throw visitor's can enjoy the delights of the greater Goulburn River Valley, the heart of Victoria, which includes the pretty townships of Yea, Lake Eildon, Murchison, Rushworth, Seymour, Shepparton, Tallarook and Trawool.

Assistance with accommodation bookings available, as well as tour bookings and activity options.

3/317 High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 10.3K from Mitchellstown

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