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Highlands: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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

Gallery 34 Yea


Gallery 34 is located in the old Commercial Bank Building in Yea, just over 90 minutes drive from Melbourne.

It is dedicated to showcasing Australian art and artists, via a rotating monthly exhibition in the main gallery, miscellaneous framed work in our stock room and an ever growing selection of contemporary jewellery, furniture, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, stationery and other gifts all proudly handmade in Australia.




34 High Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Highlands: Events

Christmas / New Year Timetable at the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway


Kerrisdale Mountain Railway will be running extra trains over the Christmas / New Year period to allow additional opportunities for family, visitors or friends to visit.

Spectacular views of the whole Upper Goulburn Valley and beyond (35 minute return journey), museum demonstration, loco shed and workshop tours all included in your ticket price. Friendly volunteers, kiosk, disabled facilities and fun for all the family.

Trains will run at 11:00am and 1:00pm on 26, 27, 29 and 30 December, as well as 2 January. The usual trains will run on Sunday at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm.

Watch for the brown tourist signs halfway between Seymour and Yea at 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kerrisdale. Phone Jennifer to make a booking. Have a look at the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Dec
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2017
      2nd Jan


7523 Goulburn Valley Highway
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.4K from Highlands

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-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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2016
      11th Dec
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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.

Trains will run at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (26 to 28 March).

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,
Goulburn Valley
Kerrisdale, VIC, 3660

Located 13.6K from Highlands

School Holiday Fun at the Yea Wetlands


Are your children feeling bored? Do you have grandchildren visiting for the holidays? Just passing through and want something to do? Come along to Yea and the Y Water Discovery Centre's environmental and fun water activities - and have a splashing good time.

Activities are suitable for for primary school age children. Numbers are limited with prior bookings by telephone essential.

Entry is by gold coin donation.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Jan


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Meg Heres Spring Exhibition


This Spring Exhibition by talented prize winning popular Yea artist Meg Heres commences on Saturday the 3rd of September at one of Yea's historic buildings, Marmalade's Cafe and Courtyard Gallery.

Free entry, browsing welcome

This exhibition consists of watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings depicting many and varied traditional and contemporary subjects painted locally and overseas (mainly France and Greece).


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2016
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20 High 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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