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Highlands: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway and Museum Inc


The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge (two foot) railway with spectacular views of the entire Upper Goulburn Valley and beyond.

Fun for all of the family, each train journey takes 35 minutes and is followed by a demonstration of the engines in the Steam Museum, loco shed and tours of the workshop.

Run by friendly volunteers, the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway and Museum has disabled facilities and a kiosk. Trains run regularly on Sundays at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 pm. Other times are available, please visit the website for more details. Groups are able to book on any day of the week.




7523 Goulburn Valley Highway,
Goulburn Valley
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.4K from Highlands

Horseshoe Lagoon Flora and Fauna Reserve


Horseshoe Lagoon is nestled in the bend of the Goulburn River between Kerrisdale and Trawool. The stunning surroundings and peaceful atmosphere make it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

Walk in camping is allowed, no bookings or fees are required. Access to the camping area is approximately eight kilometers in from the Goulburn Valley Highway on Greenslopes Road. Please be mindful that the road travels through private farmland, drive carefully and respect grazing stock.




Greenslopes Road
Trawool, VIC, 3660

Located 14.6K from Highlands

Yea Wetlands


Take the time to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the paths and raised walkways observing nature doing its thing on the Yea River floodplain.

You will have the opportunity to see Platypus, Rakali (native water rats), Sacred King Fisher, Koala, Sugar Glider or, maybe the rare and ancient damselfly described in scientific journals as a 'living fossil'.

Walk the Franklin Track and discover information about the Taungurung Clan, the Aboriginal community that lived in this area prior to European settlement. Learn about their people, their history, food culture and relationship with the environment.

The multi award winning Y Water Discovery Centre on the corner of Hood and High Street is just two years old and is a must see attraction. The striking architecture, accredited Visitor services and hands-on Interpretive Centre is at the entry to the wetlands.

The interpretive displays focus on our most valued export - water - and all the life dependent on it. The Centre informs people about that precious, yet controversial water resource as well as the birds, and animals that form part of the important ecology of the disappearing wetlands.

A leisurely 60 minute stroll through the Yea Wetlands is simply a must.




2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Highlands: Events

Steamfest


This Steamfest is also on over Easter every year. All our steam engines in the museum will be in action with a demonstration after each train journey.

Luncheon package is available, fun for all the family, disabled facilities, kiosk, friendly volunteers.

The view from summit station is spectacular with views of the whole Upper Goulburn Valley. Do not forget to check out the development of the steam locomotive in the workshop which has been designed and being totally built here.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
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      17th Apr


7523 Goulburn Valley Highway,
Goulburn Valley
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.4K from Highlands

Sunday Family Fun Day at Kerrisdale Mountain Railway


Kerrisdale Mountain Railway have featured as number 69 in the RACV 101 Tourism Awards and also on Postcards on three occasions, with visitors coming many times. The two foot gauge tourist railway in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges offers spectacular views, fully operational steam museum.

Come and have a fun filled day for all the family. Trains run at 11:00am, 12:00 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Sunday.

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway pride themselves on making your visit a special time.


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7523 Goulburn Valley Highway
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.6K from Highlands

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway Easter 'Steamfest'


Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge tourist railway (two foot gauge) offering a 35 minute return train journey to Summit Station with spectacular views of the entire Upper Goulburn Valley.

The train journey is followed by a full demonstration of all the steam engines in the Museum, tour of the workshop and loco sheds. Treats for the children, kiosk, disabled facilities, friendly volunteers, home made rock cakes, luncheon package available. Bookings essential.

Watch for the brown tourist signs half way between Seymour and Yea, approximately one hour North of Melbourne. Check the website or call for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr
      17th Apr


7523 Goulburn Valley Highway
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.6K from Highlands

Water Fun at The Wetlands


Come along to the Y Water Discovery Centre at Yea Wetlands and join in a program full of fun and educational activities for primary school aged children.

Places are limited so bookings are essential. Gold coin donations appreciated. 10:00am - 11.30am.


Event Dates
2017
      5th Apr
      12th Apr


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

School Holiday Fun at The Y Water Discovery Centre


The Y Water Discovery Centre will feature fun and educational school holiday activities this spring.

Suitable for primary school aged children. Bookings essential and places are limited.

Gold coin donation. 10am - 11.30am.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Sep
      4th Oct


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Our Future, Our Earth


Celebrate National Science Week at the Y Water Discovery Centre.

Learn how to generate electricity using water, clean up polluted water after an oil spill, and discover what causes erosion and what we can do to rectify the problem.

Please book in advance.

Sessions run at 10:00am - 11.30pm, 2.00pm - 3.30pm.


Event Dates
2017
      12th Aug


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Highlands: Travel Tips

Y Water Discovery Centre


The Y Water Discovery Centre incorporates a fully accredited Visitor Information Centre and interactive environmental interpretive displays to inform visitors about the importance of water resource management and local wetland ecology.

Located adjacent to the Yea Wetlands the Centre is a striking, architecturally designed building incorporating sustainable design elements. A range of programs for primary and secondary school groups are offered as well as guided tours of the Wetlands which include a Devonshire tea.

The friendly team can provide information on a wide range of activities and points of interest, accommodation and dining options, and travel directions. The Centre also incorporates a gift shop stocking a wide range of products for sale including books, maps, games and toys, jewellery, skincare, local produce and clothing. Many of the items are hand-crafted by local artisans and producers who offer a unique and very special range of products.

Outside there is a picnic area with barbecue facilities, ample on-site parking and a recreational vehicle dump point.




2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

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