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Highlands: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yea Wetlands


You will not be disappointed if you take time and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the well defined paths and raised walkways to observe nature doing its thing on the Yea River flood plain, at Yea Wetlands.

In doing so you will have the opportunity to see Platypus, Rakali (native water rats), Sacred King Fisher, Koala, Sugar Glider or, if you are visiting at the right time, maybe an opportunity to see the rare and ancient damselfy, Hemiphlebia mirabilis, described in scientific journals as a 'living fossil'.

You can also walk the Time Path and discover the world's oldest land based vascular plant fossil the Heritage listed, Baragwanthia Flora Fossil discovered within five kilometres of the wetlands.

Walk the Franklin Track and discover little known 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 new Y Water Discovery Centre on the corner of Hood and High Street is now one year old ...and is a must see attraction. You can even sit on the deck over looking the wetlands, relax and listen to mother nature's chorus. The striking architecture, accredited Visitor Information services and hands-on Interpretive Centre are located at the entry to the wetlands.

The interpretive displays draw attention to this region's most valued, yet misunderstood export - water - and all the life dependent on it. Water is Murrindindi Shire's most valuable export.

The Centre aims to inform more 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 45 to 60 minute stroll through the Yea Wetlands simply is 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

Ruffy Artfest 2016


The Ruffy Artfest is a community celebration and provides an opportunity for local and visiting artists, sculptors and photographers to showcase and sell, their high quality art works of various mediums.

As part of the Artfest, several beautiful, local gardens - are art forms in their own right - will also be open for inspection over the weekend and will most certainly inspire visitors to get creative in their own gardens.

A scarecrow competition is a highlight of the Artfest with many families joining in the fun of creating their own individual scary creature. Artists and visitors are warmly invited to exhibit or visit over the weekend of November 12 and 13, 2016.

Ruffy is situated in the Strathbogie Ranges, just 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne, accessible via either the Hume Freeway or the Maroondah Freeway.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov
      13th Nov


Nolans Road
Ruffy, VIC, 3666

Located 12.8K 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.


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2016
      30th Oct
2017
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7523 Goulburn Valley Highway,
7523,
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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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
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      17th Apr


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

Located 13.6K from Highlands

National Tree Day in Murrindindi Shire


Come along and join a local landcare group for a community planting day. The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network supported by Planet Ark, Murrindindi Shire Council and the State Government's Threatened Species Program will be celebrating National Tree Day at various locations across the Shire. Barbecue lunches will be held at Molesworth Rail Park and Kinglake and Flowerdale Men's Sheds.

Locations and times as follows:

9am - Merton Recreation Reserve, Merton
9am - Hamiltons Road, Homewood
10am - Yea Wetlands, Yea
10.30am - Old Spring Valley Road, Flowerdale
10.30am - Deviation Road, Kinglake
11am - Frees Road, Terip Terip
11am - Cheviot Tunnel, Yea
11am - Cathedral Lane, Taggerty




Goulburn Valley Highway
Molesworth, VIC, 3718

Located 15.3K from Highlands

Water Fun at The Wetlands


Looking for something to do with the kids in the school holidays? Come along to the Y Water Discovery Centre at Yea Wetlands and join in on a program of fun, educational activities for primary school aged children.

Places are limited so bookings are essential. Gold coin donations appreciated.


Event Dates
2016
      21st Sep
      28th Sep


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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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 BBQ 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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