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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
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

Cave Hill Creek Summer Camp 2017


Are you looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Looking for adventure and the opportunity to have fun and make new friends? Then Summer Camp at Cave Hill Creek is for you.

Summer Camp is a four day, five night residential school holiday program for kids aged eight to 14. Have a go at awesome outdoor activities: go canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, shoot some archery, build bush huts, balance on the low ropes, boulder and build rafts. Hang out around the campfire at night, pitch a tent, go on a night walk or take part in the talent show.

Cave Hill Creek are an ATAP accredited and award winning venue with over 28 years experience running fun and safe camps.

Price includes a free t-shirt and camp magazine, fully catered, experienced and qualified staff. Accompanied transport from Melbourne available.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Jan
      10th Jan
      11th Jan
      12th Jan
      13th Jan


110 The Glut Road
Raglan, VIC, 3373

Located 16.7K from Shirley

109th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally


Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally.

Held twice a year this event attracts people from across the country to view vintage machinery at its finest.

There are 65 display sheds with steam and oil engines, operational 90-tonne Ruston steam shovel, Buyrus rail-mounted steam shovel, Furphy tank rebarelling, blacksmith, grand parade daily, children's activities, parents' room, second-hand goods sales, stalls, crafts and food.


Event Dates
2017
      6th May
      7th May


1234 Lake Goldsmith-Carngham Road
Lake Goldsmith, VIC, 3373

Located 19.4K 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

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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