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Shirley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Buangor State Park


Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments at Mount Buangor State Park. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a 15 kilometre network of walking tracks in the park; many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest.

The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters.

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.




Ferntree Gully Road
Middle Creek, VIC, 3375

Located 7.3K from Shirley

Langi Ghiran State Park


Rugged granite peaks and gentle sloping woodlands are the dominant features of this park. A pleasant walk to the mountain summit presents a view of ancient red gums on the surrounding plains skirted by Mount Buangor in the east and the Grampians in the distant west. Lar-ne-jeering (Langi Ghiran) is from the Djab Wurrung language meaning 'home of the black cockatoo'.

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.




Western Highway
Dobie, VIC, 3377

Located 21.8K from Shirley

Mooramong


What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than exploring the warm and cosy homestead of the late Scobie and Claire Mackinnon. View the opulent decor and furnishing of the home including many art deco objects are curios collected from all over the world.

Built in the early 1860s and remodelled in 1938, this homestead elegantly echoes the lifestyle of D.J.S (Scobie) Mackinnon and his Hollywood screen star wife Claire Adams. This homestead, based on a working farm near Skipton, feels like a lived in home with the photographs, furniture, curios and objects d'art as they were left by the MacKinnons invoking memories of the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

The 600 acre nature reserve is also home to kangaroos, swamp wallabies and numerous birds including brolgas. Many birds of prey, including wedge tailed eagles, can be seen here.

The Mackinnon Nature Reserve has become one of the leading centres for the re-establishment of the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot. There are self-guided walks of the reserve for visitors.

Bring a picnic lunch and roam the extensive gardens, Park and outbuildings or relax and watch the waterbirds on the house dam from the bird hide.

Afternoon tea available.




635 Mooramong Road
Carranballac, VIC, 3361

Located 24.0K from Shirley

Shirley: Events

Beaufort Market


Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery.

The market also includes a sausage sizzle raising money for local charities. Stay for lunch and see what this great little town has to offer! The market is held on the first Saturday of every month.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Sep
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar
      1st Apr
      6th May
      3rd Jun
      1st Jul
      5th Aug


Corner Havelock and Livingstone Streets
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 14.8K from Shirley

MSO Performance for Epicureans | Seriously Shiraz


Mount Langi Ghiran invites the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform in the winery, Monday 31 October at 12:00pm.

The exciting partnership between MSO and Mount Langi Ghiran pairs two historic Victorian brands renowned for their passion, craftsmanship and excellence.

Come along for a 30 minutes performance by musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the impressive Barrel Hall of Langi followed by a long lunch held in the vineyard. Enjoy mouthwatering local produce: olives, cheeses, meats, terrines, salami, seasonal vegetables etc., matched to wines from the Cliff Edge range.

Guest can participate to an optional barrel tasting with the winemaking team at 11:00am sharp for $10.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Oct


80 Vine Road,
80 vine,
PO BOX 477
Bayindeen, VIC, 3375

Located 15.5K from Shirley

Cinema at Mountainside Wines


Mountainside Wines is launching its summer cinema program on Saturday, 29th October, 2016. What better location to relax and enjoy a movie than surrounded by vineyards, paddocks and Mt Cole. There is room for 30 cars and over 100 pedestrians who are encouraged to bring chairs, picnic rugs and cushions to enjoy the movie under the stars. The cellar door will be open with wine, beer and soft drinks for sale together with popcorn and cheese platters for sharing with family and friends. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential.

Pack the car, bring the kids and enjoy a night of family fun. Please note that licensing regulations prevent visitors from bringing their own alcohol. Car parking for pedestrians is available outside the paddock where the movie is being shown.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct


197 Mount Cole Road,
197 Mount Cole
Warrak, VIC, 3377

Located 20.8K from Shirley

Boobling Art Competition


Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is dedicated to supporting Australians affected by breast cancer and making sure they receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. They are the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer and have at their heart the goals of supporting, informing, advocating and connecting those personally affected and all those around them.

To support BCNA and the work they do Mountainside Wines is holding an at competition with a portion of the funds raised through the sale of tickets going to BCNA.

The competition is being held on Saturday 18th February, 2017 at Mountainside Wines and entrants will be given a doodle in the shape of a breast and given one hour to create a piece of art. Artworks will be judged in three categories; landscape, portrait and fun. There will also be an overall winner whose artwork best represents the mission of BCNA; support, information, advocacy and connection.

Bring your paints, pastels, crayon, pencils, or use the materials provided and help support the wonderful work of Breast Cancer Network Australia.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Feb


197 Mount Cole Road,
197 Mount Cole
Warrak, VIC, 3377

Located 20.8K from Shirley

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Masterclass


Join Deniz Karaca, Chocolatier and Executive Pastry Chef at Mountainside Wines where guests will be treated to a tasting of Cuvee Chocolates matched with fine wines grown and made right here on the property.

Deniz has made a name for himself in the Australian chocolate and dessert scene after being named the #1 chocolatier in Australia and Asia in 2012 and 2013, being ranked amongst the top three in the world after his participation in the World Chocolate Masters in 2013. Most recently he was named Australian Patissier of the Year 2016.

The masterclass will delight the senses and demonstrate the joys of chocolate made especially to pair with fine wine. Following the Masterclass a light lunch will be provided.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


197 Mount Cole Road,
197 Mount Cole
Warrak, VIC, 3377

Located 20.8K from Shirley

Shirley: Travel Tips

Beaufort Visitor Information Centre


The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is located close to the Mount Cole State Forest, Mount Buangor State Park, Beaufort Lake and Goldfields Recreation Reserve.

Activities in the area include hiking, camping, boating, fishing, golfing, hang gliding, heritage walks, cafes, art and antique shopping and more.

Events in the surrounding area include the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort Agricultural Show and the Avoca Races.

The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is open daily and offers internet access in addition to tourist information.




72 Neill Street
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 15.0K from Shirley

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