Exploring Victoria's High Country
You’ve driven a short distance from the city, made yourself at home in the Olive Grove and you’ve got the entirety of your stay to relax, recharge and even finish reading that book you’ve been meaning to (from two years ago)!
But what if you’re raring to explore, but not sure what or where to go? While the Shacky experience is all about discovering local gems for yourself, we thought we’d give you a hand with a small list of our personal favourites in the area!
Euroa Heritage Trail
Euroa is not only the nearest town to the Olive Grove, it is also a quaint little town steeped in history and heritage. The Euroa Heritage Trail is a scenic walk that takes you on a tour of the town's most iconic landmarks, providing a deeper insight into the history of the town and its buildings. The most famous perhaps being the former Euroa Bank that Ned Kelly notoriously held up!
Cozy little cafe serving up scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes.
Seven Creeks Hotel
Built in 1901, this timeless establishment has been serving hearty plates of delicious food for generations.
With a name like that, you'll be jumping for joy at the dishes they create using fresh local ingredients.
Ruffy's Produce Store
Just a 20 minute drive away, this quirky country store offers some of the best local produce you can purchase.
The surrounding area holds a number of monthly markets showcasing the best local produce!
Avenal Market - (2nd Sunday of each month)
Euroa Village Farmers' Market - (3rd Saturday of each month)
Violet Town Market - (2nd Saturday of each month)
Wineries and Cheese
For lovers of a rustic Italian dining experience, some of the local winemakers have created this extraordinary Italian-inspired food and wine trail.
The Milawa Cheese Company
If you're more about the cheese than the wine, then this is the place for you, located in the King Valley region.
The Gooram Falls
Perfect for a quick dip during summer, The Gooram Falls offers gorgeous views of natural rock pools and is a great spot to picnic and have a walk even during Winter. Just make sure you layer up and have a thermos handy with your favourite hot beverage!
Euroa Golf Club
For the golf lovers, you'll be happy to know this local spot is just a 15 minute drive away.
If jumping out of a plane is more your thing, then you're in luck! This parachute school will show you the ropes and what the view is like from up at 14,000 feet.