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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

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 three 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,
PO Box 231
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Yea Golf Club

Yea Golf Club proudly presents its scenic 18 hole golf course with excellent grass greens and irrigated fairways.

Visiting Members and Green Fee players are made welcome.

The course is open all year round with Members competition days generally being Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Under an hour's pleasant drive from Melbourne's outer suburbs, the Club offers a friendly Country Club atmosphere with a beautifully presented course.

Excellent club room facilities with catering and bar facilities available for hire.

100 Racecourse Road,
PO Box 231
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.9K from Highlands

Highlands: Events

Carols by Candlelight

This is a community event held by the Lions Club of Seymour-Goulburn in the Sound Shell at Goulburn Park Seymour.

Carols by Candlelight will feature a Christmas Musical program, with Music by Mitchell Shire Concert Band, items from school choirs and Seymour Performers Workshop, and community carol singing.

A sausage sizzle and drinks are available from 5.00 pm, The event is alcohol free.

Santa arrives at 6.00pm and the Musical Program begins at 6.30pm.

The proceeds from the sale of Safe Flame Candles and Bracelets, will be donated to Seymour SES.

Event Dates
      3rd Dec

Guild Street
Seymour, VIC, 3660

Located 13.1K 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.

Event Dates
      26th Nov
      3rd Dec
      10th Dec
      17th Dec

7523 Goulburn Valley Highway
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.6K from Highlands

Cycle Dindi

A family friendly bicycle ride encompassing the Great Victorian Rail Trail in Murrindindi Shire and the townships of Yea and Alexandra.

Cyclists have 33km or 68 km options on this supported ride (prices includes lunch) with the added attraction of free admission to a working farm along the trail to enjoy Devonshire Tea in the shearing shed, followed by a sheep dog demonstration. This is a joint fundraiser for the Rotary Clubs of Yea and Alexandra for the Community Boys journey.

Event Dates
      7th Apr
      7th Apr

5784 Goulburn Valley Highway
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.6K from Highlands

Rotary Club of Yea Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner

An annual event for the Senior citizens of Yea, initially provided for by the Lions Club of Yea but since 2009, provided for by the Rotary Club of Yea.

This is a free event held in the beautifully restored Yea Shire Hall. It involves a delicious two course festive meal, with drinks included, followed by some entertainment, which in the past has included the Alexandra Singers (now in recess), the Yea Choir and the Four Fathers.

The event is by invitation but if you are eligible and miss out on an invitation, please contact the Rotary Club of Yea. Transport can be arranged for guests.

Event Dates
      8th Dec

High Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.8K from Highlands

33rd Yea Rotary Art Show

The 33rd Yea Rotary Art Show will feature varied displays by many talented artists from Yea, The Murrindindi Shire, Victoria and interstate.

Generous prizes encourage outstanding entries and the exhibits are available for purchase during the course of the Show. The Art and Craft Show is held in the beautifully restored Yea Shire Hall in the centre of the lovely township of Yea.

Attend opening night to have first opportunity to purchase paintings, enjoy a drink, view some outstanding art and also hear first hand from the Judge as to who won the prizes and why.

Event Dates
      25th Jan
      26th Jan
      27th Jan
      28th Jan
      29th Jan

High Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.8K from Highlands

St Pats Races Yea

St Pats Races Cup meeting provides a six race program with TAB and bookies.

A great day out for all the family with fashions on the field, vintage cars and kids' entertainment.

St Pats Races - more than just racing.

Event Dates
      25th Feb

Racecourse Road
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.9K 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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