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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 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 National White Truck Muster. White is not the colour of the truck, it is the brand, and there are not many trucks anymore. The National White Truck Muster is held biannually and there are more entries every year.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Mar
      19th 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
2017
      10th Mar


Allan Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Girgarre Moosic Muster


The Girgarre Moosic Muster is a family friendly music festival based on a combination of Bluegrass, Irish, Gospel, country and folk music - a little for everybody.

It is a festival where a very strong emphasis is placed on participation whether that be as a performer, a teacher or a learner. Approximately 35 workshops are run covering a huge range of activities which includes lessons in guitar, banjo, double bass, mandolin, ukulele, violin, tin whistle, harmonica as well as workshops on signing and harmony, percussion and music rotation. These workshops are of different levels so that they are inclusive of all, whether it be as a novice or a gifted musician. A designated children's program is ran in conjunction with the Community Cottage.

A total of six concerts cater for all tastes in music - the two Friday evening concerts are open to all to participate. The Saturday evening offer different musical experiences. The outdoor concert is for the bands with big sounds while the indoor concert is a coffee club style of music.

Sunday morning concerts are continued at the Farmers market and at a gospel session inside the hall. Festival ends with a walk up concert on Sunday evening.


Event Dates
2017
      6th Jan
      7th Jan
      8th Jan


9 Morgan Crescent
Girgarre, VIC, 3624

Located 16.8K 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 till noon.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec
2017
      8th Jan
      12th Feb


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

Located 16.9K from Tongala

Echuca-Moama Weddings Expo


The Echuca Moama Wedding expo showcases local suppliers to the wedding industry for the information of couples wanting to plan a wedding in Echuca Moama.

If you are a prospective bride or groom then the Echuca Moama Wedding Expo is an essential part of your wedding planning.



Event Dates
2017
      28th May


High Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 21.1K 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
2016
      17th Dec
      31st Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      21st Jan


Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.0K from Tongala

Tongala: Travel Tips

Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre


Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne, just a two and a half hour drive.

Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse-drawn carriages and woodturners but it also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era.

The historic Port Precinct is recognised as one of Australia's finest heritage icons and is home to the largest riverboat fleet in the world, Australia's Paddlesteamer Capital.

The iconic wharf has been recently meticulously restored, enhanced by new red gum walkways along the riverbank.

The Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre can provide visitors with information on attractions and activities in the local area as well as book visitors accommodation through their reservation service.

They can also book the Paddlesteamer, local attractions and tours as well. Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre has a touch screen information system, information on other areas including Regional Victoria and New South Wales, assistance with conference co-ordination, gifts and souvenirs and suggested itinerary's within the Shire of Campaspe and Murray Shire.




2 Heygarth St
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.5K from Tongala

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