Melville Caves: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Kooyoora State Park
With magnificent views and a rich variety of plants and animals, Kooryoora State Park is an ideal place for picnics, sightseeing, rock climbing, orienteering and nature study. Visit the Melville Caves, huge granite boulders thought to have been once used as a hideout for the bushranger 'Captain Melville'.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Melville Caves Rd
Kingower, VIC, 3517
Located 0.1K from Melville Caves
Eucalyptus Distillery Museum
Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery site offers a tourist attraction set on the site of the historic Jones Eucalyptus Distillery. This is a unique interactive experience that highlights the importance of the eucalyptus industry to the district.
There is a tribute to Eucalyptus Polybractea, the "blue eucy", and an exploration of the history and archaeology of how eucalyptus was and is now distilled. The site highlights the ingenuity of the distillers, the hard work of the "eucy" cutters and of the social and economic impact of the industry.
Located on the northern side of Inglewood, the museum is some 50 kilometres west of Bendigo and two hours from the centre of Melbourne. The new Museum was opened in July 2011.
Eucalyptus Distillery Museum is open on the weekends, with toilets on site as well as a car park, a kiosk and a gift shop that sells eucalyptus oil.
The museum has an increasing collection of eucalyptus history, art works and working model distillery.
This is an ideal day trip, located in the historic gold township of Inglewood, which now features an increasing range of antiques and collectables.
Come and visit, the staff at Eucalyptus Distillery Museum would love to show you around.
20 Grant Street
Inglewood, VIC, 3517
Located 16.1K from Melville Caves
Fusspots At Inglewood
Fusspots At Inglewood is a licensed second hand store selling a range of old wares, antiques and collectables. Items range from antique to vintage, furniture and furnishings, ceramics and glass, books, records, jewellery, kitchenalia and homewares, toys, curios, postcards and paintings and more tins than you can poke a stick at! An eclectic mix of all things wonderful and well worth a visit.
For those not convinced that pre-loved is the way to shop, how about a beautiful bar of handmade soap by the local soap maker? With fragrances such as Provence, Patchouli and Springtime how could you resist?
Perhaps a bottle of blue eucalyptus oil from a local producer or a unique lip balm made with local olive oil or a unique piece of pottery handmade in Inglewood by potter Barry Norman? These are quality local products, second to none.
Fusspots At Inglewood moved to new premises in December 2012. Home is now the old Nixon Bros. Store, opposite Champion's IGA at the northern end of town. The lacquered, gleaming old floorboards are much admired as is the spacious interior.
With its great selection of second hand and old wares stores, Inglewood has become a notable destination for collectors and shoppers alike. The historic precinct of Brooke Street is home to five old wares shops and an opportunity shop. Second hand heaven for lovers of the old and the interesting! Rest assured, you'll collect more than memories in Inglewood.
Fusspots At Inglewood is the winner of the 2013 Loddon Powercor Awards for Best Small Business.
39 Brooke Street
Inglewood, VIC, 3517
Located 16.2K from Melville Caves
Coach House Art Gallery and Museum
The Coach House Art Gallery and Museum complex is situated in the main street of Wedderburn, on the Calder Highway approximately half way between Melbourne and Mildura.
The Museum offers a step back in time to a General Store which was built in 1913 as an upgrade to the then existing store which was built in the 1840's, also to see are some old carriages and a blacksmiths shop.
The Gallery has exhibitions which feature mostly local artists. The exhibitions change on a four to five week time table.
There is an entry fee to the museum, although the gallery is only a gold coin donation. Please contact the Coach House Art Gallery and Museum for further information.
53 High Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518
Located 19.8K from Melville Caves
Melville Caves: Travel Tips
Loddon Visitor Information Centre
Come to Loddon Visitor Information Centre, it is in a region where families are valued, breathe in the fresh air, sit around campfires, walk the family pet, sip award winning wines or watch sunrises and sunsets.
The Loddon Tourism Area is situated adjacent to the City of Greater Bendigo and forms part of the Goldfields and the Murray tourism regions. Covering an area of 6,700 square kilometres, and containing attractions varying from Aboriginal sites to early European settlements, goldfields, lakes, State and National Parks, and nature reserves.
The region is mainly unspoilt and can offer visitors an experience in unhurried holidaying whether this is for an extended stay or a brief visit. The towns still bear authentic streetscapes from the gold rush era and the State Parks are still in their natural state.
The Loddon Tourism Area can offer a base for visiting large areas of Central and Northern Victoria, and can be easily reached by road from Melbourne, Bendigo or Mildura via the Calder Highway, or from Echuca and the other Murray River towns via the Loddon Valley Highway. The roads within the region are generally quiet and provide easy peaceful driving. Public transport also services most of the towns within the region.
Recreational facilities abound across the Shire. Sporting options for the visitor include golf, water skiing; lawn bowls bushwalking, bike riding, tennis and fishing. You may wish to browse through local shops or visit wineries and museums.
24 Wilson Street
Wedderburn, VIC, 3518
Located 19.9K from Melville Caves