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Archerton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Stringybark Creek and the Kelly Tree

Stringybark Creek and the Kelly Tree is located 50 kilometres south from Benalla, and is where the infamous shoot out between police and the Kelly Gang took place on 26 October, 1878.

The Gang surprised the police at their camp and, in the ensuing gun battle, three policeman were killed. A police memorial has been erected here and is known as the 'Kelly Tree'.

The natural bush setting at Stringybark Creek is largely undisturbed and can be reached by a well-graded dirt from Mansfield or Benalla. Caution: logging trucks frequently use this road.

The road becomes gravel as you enter the State Forest. The day visitor area is down Stringybark Creek Road and provides picnic and wood barbecue facilities. There is comprehensive interpretive signage located throughout the area. All ability access is possible to the Kelly Tree viewing area from the carpark.

Kelly Tree Walk
Archerton, VIC, 3723

Located 5.5K from Archerton

Mount Samaria State Park

Set in tall, shady eucalypt forest, Mount Samaria State Park offers a cool and quiet retreat for beautiful walks, camping and picnicking. The Mount Samaria range incorporates a variety of scenery with spectacular vistas over the Victorian Alps, granite outcrops, high waterfalls and historic remains. Explore the park by foot, mountain bike or scenic drive and discover its tranquillity and beauty.

A range of camping and picnic areas, walking tracks and lookouts provide the visitor with many opportunities to experience this semi-remote park.

During the spring and early summer the forest is alive with brilliant displays of wildflowers. Year-round, it provides a haven for an array of birds and wildlife and is ideal for nature observation and photography.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Mt Samaria Rd
Bridge Creek, VIC, 3722

Located 15.9K from Archerton

Archerton: Events

The Amazing Race

Meet at winemaker, Ros Ritchie's cellar door in Barwite to collect your map and clues before hitting the road on a magical mystery tour.

Enjoy this old fashioned car rally as you make your way via back roads and scenic routes to the High Country Maze, collecting clues along the way. Upon arrival you will be able to collect your pre-booked Produce Store hamper before winding your way on foot through the maze.

Great wine, delicious food and a prize or two on offer for those who manage to gather the clues along the way.

A delightful afternoon out for the whole family.

This event is part of the High Country Harvest 2017

Event Dates
      6th May

1974 Long Lane
Barwite, VIC, 3722

Located 13.8K from Archerton

Cannoli Making with Nonna

Learn the art of making this mouthwatering, traditional Sicilian dessert of custard, chocolate and sweet ricotta filled tubes at an enjoyable and rewarding hands-on class with Nonna Josie. Finish with a coffee and tasting of these tantalising treats.

Event Dates
      6th May
      13th May

65 Upper King River Road
Cheshunt, VIC, 3678

Located 18.3K from Archerton

Cool Autumn Nights

Enjoy hot gluhwein and sparklers for the kids by the warmth of a bonfire and braziers on one of the last nights in Autumn. Live music and open fire roasted platters to keep you toasty.

Duration: 5:00 to 9:00pm.

$15 adults (includes a glass of gluhwein), child under 16 free. Individual fire roasted platters $20.

This event is part of High Country Harvest 2017.

Event Dates
      20th May

Corner of Pollards and Stoneys Road
Mansfield, VIC, 3722

Located 18.6K from Archerton

The Three Italians

Celebrate the best of Italian food, wine and opera at this four-course long lunch prepared by Adam Pizzini of Rinaldo's Casa Cucina. The Italian inspired menu of local, seasonal produce matched with Italian varietal wines, kicks off with a glass of glass of Prosecco and canapes on the lawn and includes sublime live music from soprano Catherine Pendelich and singer/musician, C?d Le M?l?do

This Italian style alfresco long lunch is part of the High Country Harvest Festival 2017.

Event Dates
      6th May

175 King Valley Road
Whitfield, VIC, 3733

Located 18.8K from Archerton

Pizzini Easter Sunday Family Day

Join Pizzini Wines at cellar door with family and friends to celebrate Easter and the autumn harvest.

Pack your family and friends into the car and head to the King Valley over the Easter break. The team at Pizzini have planned a day of food, fun, wines and live music that all of the family will enjoy.

There will be a selection of delicious dishes on offer, including children's meal, ranging from $12 to $25 plus entertainment and plenty of activities and fun for the kids.

The King Valley's autumn landscape is beautiful with the rust and golden coloured leaves on the vines and the greening paddocks running down to the King River. Vintage will be nearing its end, it really is the perfect time of year to visit the region.

Cellar door is open over the whole Easter break including Good Friday, with the above activities only on Sunday.

Event Dates
      1st Apr

175 King Valley Road
Whitfield, VIC, 3733

Located 19.0K from Archerton

Pizzini Wines Gnocchi Carnevale

If only life was as sweet as Nonna's gnocchi.

The Gnocchi Carnevale is held on the third weekend in November each year and is part of the Wines of the King Valley's La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival.

Enjoy Katrina's homemade gnocchi and the latest release crisp, aromatic white wines. Laze in the shade with friends and enjoy a Brachetto cocktail while the kids will love the huge range of activities just for them.

This is a fun weekend for the whole family. Children's activities include the giant undercover sandpit, roving circus entertainers and magician, face painting, craft, giant jenga and giant connect four. You can also make your own kite and learn how to fly it with the crew from Kites4kids.

The lunch menu includes gnocchi served three ways (including with Katrina's bolognaise sauce) as well as a selection of other delicious dishes. Desserts, ice creams and coffee all available. Live entertainment is by Maurice Milani and roving gypsy jazz band Bric a Brac.

Bookings are not required to enjoy the Gnocchi Carnevale. However, bus bookings required. Please do not bring your own alcohol, food or pets.

Event Dates
      18th Nov
      19th Nov

175 King Valley Road
Whitfield, VIC, 3733

Located 19.0K from Archerton

Sangiovese e Salsicce

Sangiovese ? Salsicce long lunch is a day of Italian style feasting and sipping with dancing and mingling with friends from 11.30am to 5:00pm. Bookings are essential.

Those not joining the long lunch are welcome to drop into cellar door to taste. There will be King's platters and desserts available for lunch and afternoon tea.

Alternatively, you don't have to book a table to enjoy Sunday's warming fare and roving entertainers. There will be plenty of cosy places to sit and feast.

Sunday lunch include both vegetarian and gluten free options, and feature dishes such as Formichi's pork and fennel salsicce with potato polenta and sauerkraut, Rolled and roasted pork filled and more.

Roving gypsy jazz band Bric a Brac will woo the crowd while Maurice Milani plays favourites from the 60s to now for maximum groove. In cellar door you can taste our new vintage wines.

This event is part of Wines of the King Valley's Weekend Fit for a King Wine and Food Festival held each Queen's Birthday weekend in the King Valley.

Pizzini are unable to accommodate large coaches. No BYO alcohol, food or pets.

Event Dates
      10th Jun
      11th Jun

175 King Valley Road
Whitfield, VIC, 3733

Located 19.0K from Archerton

The Little Foodies Group

Keep your Little Foodie busy these school holidays with delicious and fun cooking classes.

The Little Foodies Group cooking classes are generally a twoand a half hour session aimed at five to 12 year olds and combine cooking, eating and friendship as children learn a skill and have lots of fun.

Each class involves:

-Cooking two courses
-As little or as much help for your Little Foodie as they need
-Working together to set a table fit for a group of hungry kids
-Time to begin individual recipe books
-Sharing a meal with others

Each child will take home:

-A recipe book ready for more recipes to be added
-One utensil
-An apron
-A taste of each course
-Something to be proud of with a great feeling of achievement

Visit the website or Facebook page to find out more.

Event Dates
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43 Highett Street
Mansfield, VIC, 3722

Located 20.0K from Archerton

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