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Nestled at the eastern base of the Pyrenees Ranges to the north-west of Melbourne, Avoca is known for its complementary combination of fine wines and horse races.

Sample the cool-climate Pyrenees wines at cellar doors that offer plenty of added extras like accommodation, restaurants, and even petanque. Noted wineries include Blue Pyrenees, Taltarni Vineyard, Dalwhinnie Vineyard and Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort. Keep an eye out for winery events like the annual Seduction by Tastebuds degustation dinners crafted by top chefs.

The Avoca Shire Turf Club hosts fantastic country race meets - often combined with the wines of the region. See the field and have a tipple at the Mount Avoca Anzac Day Races, the PJA and Blue Pyrenees Avoca Cup in October, or the Pyrenees Christmas Racing Shindig.

Avoca was the site of one of the first goldfields in north-western Victoria. Discover its rich past by following the Avoca Historic Walk past the heritage buildings, including the courthouse (1857) and the Avoca Primary School (built in the 1870s). Pick up a brochure at the Avoca Visitor Information Centre, and look out for plaques at each historic site.

Avoca is 187 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, approximately two hours by car, and is situated at the crossroads of the Pyrenees and Sunraysia highways.

Avoca

Avoca: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Acova Sticky Beaks Craft Co-Operative


Acova Sticky Beaks Craft Co-Operative showcases the creative talents of the local crafts community. Situated at 127 High Street, Avoca and open seven days a week.

Call in and see the fantastic array of crafts available, ranging from soft toys, handmade bags, knitted goods and homemade jams right through to hand-made timber furniture.




127 High Street
Avoca, VIC, 3467

Located 0.1K from Avoca

Paddys Ranges State Park


Well-known for its wildflowers in springtime, Paddys Ranges State Park is home to 30 types of orchids and more than 140 native bird species like the rare Painted Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots.

Relics of the goldmining era scattered throughout the park. Visitors can retrace the steps of 'Paddy', a miner who reputedly roamed the area in the 1800s.

Bushwalking, camping and picnicking are popular activities in this beautiful Box-Ironbark forest.

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.





Ballarat - Maryborough Rd
Daisy Hill, VIC, 3465

Located 22.0K from Avoca

Central Goldfields Art Gallery


Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough is situated in the picturesque historic fire station built in 1861, a short walk from the town centre.

The Gallery's changing exhibition program showcases local and regional artists, and includes diverse touring exhibitions. Community engagement is supported with the annual community art and craft exhibitions and local schools art.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Central Goldfields Shire Council, and in line with Council's Arts and Cultural Policy, the Gallery Collection is exhibited and features artwork by local and regional artists.

Education programs for school children and Friends of the Gallery programs are run throughout the year.

If you would like to receive an invitation to the Gallery's exhibitions, via email or post, please contact us.

Admission to the Gallery is free and a donation is gratefully accepted.




Neill Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 23.8K from Avoca

Avoca: Events

Avoca Riverside Market


The tranquillity of the venue on the grassy banks of the Avoca River adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the Riverside Market.

Browse stalls providing a variety of goods including wine, crafts, fresh food, plants, garden care and clothing.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Jan
      26th Feb
      26th Mar
      23rd Apr
      28th May
      25th Jun
      23rd Jul
      27th Aug
      24th Sep
      22nd Oct
      26th Nov
      24th Dec


Dundas Street
Avoca, VIC, 3467

Located 0.2K from Avoca

Talbot Farmers Market


On the third Sunday every month the streets of Talbot are closed to traffic and the entire town becomes a vibrant village market place. Soak up the atmosphere as you wander the beautiful heritage streetscape bustling with market stalls.

Explore an evolving display of over 80 regional produce stalls, offering seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more. In true country farmers' market style you will also find pigs, goats and chooks, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings.

The Talbot Farmers Market provides visitors with an authentic farmers market experience with real livestock, real farmers and real community spirit!

Sample fabulous food and wine, enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite to eat while listening to local artists playing live music in the street.

Pick up a ticket for your chance to win the 'Barrow Raffle' overflowing with wonderful produce kindly donated by our stall holders.

Remember to bring your shopping bags or grab a gorgeous calico bag from the information marquee.

Browse for unexpected treasures at the adjacent Town Hall Market.

Talbot is just 40 minutes north of Ballarat or 90 minutes from Melbourne's Westgate Bridge.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Dec


Scandinavian Crescent
Talbot, VIC, 3371

Located 22.4K from Avoca

Babylon Festival


Babylon: A new world is coming. Babylon Festival is an enchanting music and lifestyle camping festival that will be set deep in the heart of the Australian wilderness; taking place across four days and in two locations.

Featuring an inspired curation of local and international live and electronic music artists, alongside a unique world of art, mindfulness and community exploration. Equal parts dystopian playground and bohemian gathering, the musical programming will focus on techno, psy-trance, deep house and experimental beats, all wrapped up and delivered in crystal clear sound and spectacular production.

A true treat for the senses.


Event Dates
2017
      10th Mar
      11th Mar
      12th Mar


Sunraysia Highway
Redbank, VIC, 3477

Located 24.1K from Avoca

Avoca: Travel Tips

Avoca and Pyrenees Visitor Information Centre


Welcome to the Pyrenees, home to award winning wines and the spectacular untamed ranges that give this region its name.

Be captivated by the sights, sounds, tastes and adventures the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria offers. Come for a night, a weekend, or a week but rest assure you will leave indulged, energised and keen to return for more.

The local Pyrenees experts are here to help you plan your memorable visit to the Pyrenees. The friendly staff at the Avoca and Pyrenees Visitor Information Centre will provide you with reliable information on attractions, activities, events and can assist you in making your accommodation reservation.

So whether you need directions, suggestions or local knowledge, the Visitor Information Centre Staff will be able to help you.




122 High Street
Avoca, VIC, 3467

Located 0.1K from Avoca

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre


Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre offers a full range of guides and brochures for Central Goldfields and Victoria.

The friendly staff can assist you with finding a full range of souvenirs and locally made craft items all at very reasonable prices, Maryborough Postcards and Gold Nugget Pins.

They also have maps and brochures of Maryborough and surrounding towns. Brochures covering all regions of Victoria and some interstate guides. Accommodation and dining guides, guided tours of Maryborough (on request) plus self guided tour brochures. They also have books and publications on the history of Maryborough and towns within the shire.

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre have a fax and photocopying service. As well as clean toilet facilities with baby changing and disabled facilities.

See the life size model of The Welcome Stranger gold nugget (69kgs) and photographs of old Maryborough and their historic buildings, local Parks and Wildlife Information and maps.

The Central Goldfields Visitor Information is located in the Maryborough Resource Centre Building Corner of Nolan and Alma Streets in Maryborough. Also in the building is the Maryborough Library, Community Information Centre and Exhibition Hall.




Alma Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 23.9K from Avoca

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