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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
2016
      25th Sep
      23rd Oct
      27th Nov


Dundas Street
Avoca, VIC, 3467

Located 0.2K from Avoca

Melbourne Cup at Warrenmang


Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style at Warrenmang. Order an in house Pyrenees picnic on Cup Day - delicious tasting plates, local bubbly, races on the big screen - kick back and relax with friends.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Nov


188 Mountain Creek Road,
Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort
Moonambel, VIC, 3478

Located 19.9K from Avoca

A Long Slow Degustation Lunch with Luigi Bazzani OAM


Rare vintages from deep in the Warrenmang cellar matched with a superb regional menu. More five star wines and five star food on their long table. Meet new friends, taste old wines and savour five of the most delicious courses you're ever likely to taste.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


188 Mountain Creek Road,
Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort
Moonambel, VIC, 3478

Located 19.9K from Avoca

Father's Day


A great excuse to get out in the country, share a fine bottle of wine and a fantastic lunch with your dad. Take a complimentary tour of the winery, taste five star wines and sit down to a fabulous lunch with your favorite dad.

Play a game of bocce and petanque, take a bush walk to bring on a hearty appetite and enjoy the day.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Sep


188 Mountain Creek Road,
Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort
Moonambel, VIC, 3478

Located 19.9K from Avoca

Avoca Cup Weekend


Race After Party Dinner

Follow up the Avoca Races with a spectacular three course Spring Sunday Lunch, overlooking the vineyard with a hosted winery tour and a glass of wine with each course.

Bookings preferred.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


188 Mountain Creek Road,
Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort
Moonambel, VIC, 3478

Located 19.9K 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 Sep
      16th Oct
      20th Nov
      18th Dec


Scandinavian Crescent
Talbot, VIC, 3371

Located 22.4K from Avoca

Avoca: Travel Tips

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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