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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

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
2017
      1st Oct
      8th Oct
      15th Oct
      22nd Oct
      29th Oct
      5th Nov
      12th Nov
      19th Nov
      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
2018
      7th Apr
      7th Apr


5784 Goulburn Valley Highway
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.6K 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. Runs from 10:00am - 11:30am.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Sep
      4th Oct


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K from Highlands

Rotary Club of Yea Open Garden Weekend


Open Garden Weekend is an annual event held on the second weekend in November, where both town and country gardens in the district are open for viewing thanks to the generosity of the owners.

Different gardens are open each year for the enjoyment of all garden lovers. This year the mix of 11 gardens includes gardens both in the Yea township and in the surrounding district with many open to the public for the first time. There is something for every gardener to enjoy in this year's offerings.

This weekend will also include the annual plant sale from the Yea Garden Club. Many bargains available.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov
      12th Nov


2 Hood Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.7K 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
2017
      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
2018
      25th Jan
      26th Jan
      27th Jan
      28th Jan
      29th Jan


High Street
Yea, VIC, 3717

Located 15.8K 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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