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Tongala

Home to the Golden Cow and the Nestle milk factory, Tongala is just a short drive from Echuca on the Victorian side of the NSW border. It's fair dinkum dairy country out here, as you might expect, and pretty as a picture. The Golden Cow Dairy Education and Tourism Centre presents a working, hands-on rundown of the dairy and associated agricultural industries. Visitors can watch milking sessions, cuddle young calves and tap into the history of the dairy industry, irrigation development, land care and techniques to combat the scourge of rising salinity in soil levels. Tongala also hosts an annual Tent Town Festival in March when artists and craftsmen gather to show their wares and to discuss the state of their art. At neighbouring Kyabram, there's a fauna park, and it's only 15 minutes or so by car to Echuca and its NSW twin, Moama, which straddle the border. Shepparton is about half an hour's drive away to the east. The Goulburn River is nearby and the 7000ha Barmah State Park lies just beyond Echuca. The park and the adjoining state forest contain the largest stand of red gums in the world. Some of the gums in the Heritage-listed forest are more than 500 years old. Many of the trees top 45metres and have a girth of up to four metres.

Tongala: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kyabram Fauna Park


The Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koalas, Alpine Dingoes, Owls, Snakes, Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, Cockatoos, Parrots, Waterfowl, Cranes, Finches, Lizards and many more.

There is a large walk though aviary which is Australia's first. There is a energy efficient Reptile house, wetland viewing hides and a wetland observation tower.

Located in the Goulburn Valley of Northern Victoria, the Park covers some 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands, and lakes. Kyabram Fauna Park is campervan friendly.

Rehabilitation of degraded lands and re-vegetation programs for many areas of the Park have provided habitats which now attract over 140 species of native birds, animals and amphibians.

Add 145 species of Australian animals, birds and reptiles, which form part of the Park's permanent exhibits, and you have an outstanding and unique community project.

The Park is developing a fabulous conservation and educational flora resource, available to all visitors. There is a native flora display, with over 250 species of native plants, grasses and trees, including some Eucalyptus over 250 years old.




75 Lake Road
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 12.0K from Tongala

Alton Gallery - Echuca Moama Artists


Alton Gallery is operated by Echuca Moama Artists and features displays of work by local and regional artists.

Several significant exhibitions are held throughout the year, including the annual exhibition which is held in September and October each year.

Please come by and see the beautiful local and regional art on display.




111 Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.3K from Tongala

Tongala: Events

Kyabram Bush Market


Held in conjunction with the Kyabram RV and country music corral, Kyabram Bush Market is a great day of shopping, just in time to start your Christmas shopping.

Allen Street (main street of Kyabram) is blocked off to traffic and traders come out into the street with their wares, along with lots of activities for the kids to see and do.


Event Dates
2017
      10th Nov


Allan Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Kyabram Engine and Machinery Rally


The Kyabram Vintage Engine and Machinery Rally is held annually in March.

The rally features vintage engines, machinery, tractors, steam vehicles and road vehicles. There will also be historic memorabilia, hobbies, woodcraft, hay making, blacksmithing and sheep shearing.

The rally will also incorporate the Mack Truck Muster. The Mack Truck Muster is held biannually on even years. (On the odd years the rally celebrates the Australian White Truck Muster)


Event Dates
2018
      17th Mar
      18th Mar


Allen Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Kyabram Rodeo


One of the oldest rodeos in Australia, the Kyabram Rodeo is a great night out for the whole family.

Enjoy watching the riders take on the bucking bulls and horses while horsemanship skills are put to the test in the Barrel Races and Team Roping events.

The sideshow ally is lots of fun featuring all of the traditional rides and games.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Mar


Allan Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Billabong Ranch Brumby Run


Billabong Ranch Brumby Run, 12 kilometres and over 25 obstacles. Are you up for the Challenge?

Run, walk or scramble. It doesn't matter how you finish as long as you have a go. Enter your group or team for the chance to win the lucky group prize. Largest group entry also receives a prize.

Bar open all weekend, no BYO alcohol please, with music and drinks around the camp fire Saturday night.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov


Glanville Road and Tehan Road
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 15.9K from Tongala

Girgarre Farmers' Produce Market


With the theme Make it, Bake it, Grow it, on the second Sunday of the month, the Girgarre Farmers' Produce Market is a true country market with a variety of seasonal produce, home made and locally grown products.

Over 90 stalls offer an array of locally hand made crafts and produce, including fresh orange juice, free tea and coffee with cake, Thai and Asian food and ice creams.

Musical entertainment can also be enjoyed early morning until noon.


Event Dates
2017
      13th Aug
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2018
      14th Jan


Girgarre-Rushworth Road and Winter Road
Girgarre, VIC, 3624

Located 17.1K from Tongala

Winter Blues Festival


Forget the winter blues at Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival, a weekend not to be missed.

The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become a feature event on the Australian Blues calendar. On the last weekend in July the cream of Australian Blues artists converge of Echuca Moama for a spectacular weekend of music and entertainment in the clubs, hotels, restaurants and streets.

Visitors to this much loved festival can soak up the blues and roots atmosphere from every street corner, restaurants and bars. The fact that the vast majority of the blues and roots music is free is still a major drawcard for the festival.

Visit the website for all your official Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival information.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Jul
      30th Jul


High Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 21.6K from Tongala

Echuca Farmers Market


Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Walk through the variety of stalls with seasonal fruit and vegetables, preserves, flowers, baked goods and fresh meat and seafood.

Enjoy a coffee and cooked breakfast from the Market Van while you spend a day admiring all the wares on offer.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Jul
      5th Aug
      19th Aug
      2nd Sep
      16th Sep
      30th Sep
      7th Oct
      21st Oct
      4th Nov
      18th Nov
      2nd Dec
      16th Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      20th Jan
      3rd Feb
      17th Feb
      3rd Mar
      17th Mar
      31st Mar
      7th Apr
      21st Apr


Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.0K from Tongala

Arj Barker: Organic (Ulumbarra Theatre)


'As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust.'

*May contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favorite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

(Please note ticket prices may attract a transaction fee).


Event Dates
2017
      26th Aug


392 High Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.3K from Tongala

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