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Lima South: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.

Things to do
- 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
- The high altitude of the park provides spectacular views from Mount Samaria Summit, Rocky Point Lookout and Wild Dog Falls
- Historic remains at Samaria Well, Spring Creek Sawmill, the timber tramway and braking station reflect past practices
- A range of walking tracks cater for walkers of all abilities with opportunites for short walks through to full day and overnight hikes

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 7.5K from Lima South

Samaria Farm

Samaria Farm is located 24 kilometres from Benalla in the rolling hills, near Mt Samaria north-eastern Victoria. The farm is spread over 22 acres with orchards of damask roses, olives, lemons and lemon myrtle.

Come and see the beautiful orchard of 3000 Damask Roses, it is just stunning to see in full bloom. A favourite of the ancients, these roses have been known in cultivation since before Christ. The flowers are renowned for their fine fragrance and originate from the middle east. The centre petals are a rich mauve pink while the outer petals graduate back to a milky white. The whole effect is stunning.

All products are 100 per cent natural, grown and farmed with love as well as hand picked and packaged on the farm. Samaria Farm is a family run and owned business that has been operating for the past three years.

2520 Samaria Road
Moorngag, VIC, 3673

Located 9.3K from Lima South

Swanpool Cinema

Swanpool is a small rural community on the Midland Highway between Benalla and Mansfield. It has a store, sports ground, bowling club, a couple of churches, just a few houses and the impressive Swanpool Hall. The hall was built by volunteers over two and a half years and was officially opened by Sir Henry Bolte on 1 November, 1957.

Kevin Smith retired from the SEC in 1989 to start Swanpool Cinema in October 1991. He met Shirley Swallow, his wife to be, at a film festival in Rosebud and together they ran the cinema as a private business for 20 years, retiring at the end of 2011 on New Year's Eve.

Since that time the Cinema has been a community cinema, completely run with volunteer labour. A team of volunteers run the candy bar, the ticket box, projection and all the admin functions.

So for over 24 years now Swanpool Cinema has been screening the best of art house and quality movies, usually as a double feature on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Matinees, bus groups, fundraisers and private functions are also promoted. The Cinema can shape an audio-visual event to your requirements.

In 2013 the visual and sound systems were upgraded to D Cinema digital to provide an excellent film experience. A new motorised screen was also installed. The old projectors were retained though, so the old classics can still be run.

One added benefit of the new digital system is to be able to work with local filmmakers and screen their video content. Air-conditioning now adds to the comfort and espresso coffee is available at the candy bar.

Free electric barbeques are now available at the Swan Pavilion for a pre-show picnic. Please drop by, visit the website or make a phone call for more information.

2386 Midland Highway
Swanpool, VIC, 3673

Located 10.1K from Lima South

Tin Shed Cider

Tin Shed Cider was born of the idea to use the beautiful produce from an old apple orchard in Tolmie, Victoria.

This has evolved into the production of a traditionally crafted still cider made from pure fresh apple juice. No added sugar, no added water, gluten and preservative free.

A new range of Sparkling Ciders has been added to the range. Lightly carbonated to add a refreshing sparkle, this range is also made from the pure fresh juice of Victorian apples, has no added sugar or water and has a minimal amount of preservative to extend shelf life.

The old orchard is being renovated, following organic principles - a project that will take a number of years.

The old shed is being developed not only as a cellar door but a quirky venue for smaller personal functions. A varied range of events are scheduled each year.

This wickedly enjoyable cider is available at the Cellar Door and selected outlets and markets. The Cellar Door is open every Sunday. A light lunch is available most Sundays, please phone for bookings.

Follow them on Facebook for the latest news on happenings at the Cellar Door and local events.

1090 Tabletop Road
Tolmie, VIC, 3723

Located 22.9K from Lima South

Mansfield Golf Club

Featuring one of Victoria's most delightful and scenic golf courses, the Mansfield Golf Club has fast become a golfing destination on many a visitor's calendar.

With influences by Micheal Clayton Course design, it offers players a challenging and varied 18 hole course with lush fairways and manicured greens, a modern Clubhouse, bar and restaurant with quality dining facilities and spectacular views over the golf course to the surrounding High Country.

Facilities include 18 hole golf course, grass greens and a fully automatic watering system with an abundance of reclaimed water available all year round. A Pro Shop and practice facilities, Modern Clubhouse, bar, restaurant and Members Lounge. A Children's play area, play stations, quality dining facility, outside decked area for al fresco dining.

The clubhouse commands spectacular views of the golf course and the Victorian Alps legendary High Country.

Contact the Club's Pro Shop to book tee times, information on equipment, and lessons, or for any other golfing requirements.

24 Kidston Parade
Mansfield, VIC, 3722

Located 24.7K from Lima South

Lima South: Events

Tatong Village Market

Tatong Village Village Market, located in the grounds of the historic Tatong Tavern Hotel, provides an excellent country setting for a local food sampling and gathering experience, offering the perfect start to a weekend of local sports, a visit to the slopes or whiling away time in front of open fires enjoying local wine, great food and good company. The Market starts at 8am and runs through to 1pm.

The Tatong Village Market will showcase an array of fresh produce, food and wine in addition to a country breakfast fit for a king! Produce to be expected includes fresh fruit and vegetables, free range pork, olives and oil, free range eggs, walnuts, including pickled walnuts, beef, mutton, plants and herbs, organic bread, culinary rose product including home made Turkish delight and quince jelly, fine tea, cakes, biscuits, tarts, homemade soaps, relishes, chutneys and wine produced in nearby Samaria and Lima.

Event Dates
      4th Jun

2581 Benalla Tatong Road
Tatong, VIC, 3673

Located 14.9K from Lima South

Life Drawing Art Retreat at Flowerdale Estate

The Life Drawing Art workshop is for the serious life-drawing models enthusiasts.

Over this week you will be able to totally immerse yourself in drawing a complete pastel masterpiece of a female life nude model. The theme is the art deco / art nouveau era, with the main pose being a very relaxed lounging nude on a divan covered in rich draped fabric.

On Monday lunchtime you will be welcomed with a wonderful lunch and then it will be straight into sketching the model for the afternoon and getting to know her shape.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be the same pose for you to be able to fully complete and work on a finished pastel piece. But if you prefer you can set up at a new position every day - the choice is yours.

Friday morning will be the last session, putting the final touches on your creations and a scrumptious luncheon will finish the week.

This exclusive art retreat includes two half days and three full days workshops and 28 hour session with the same female nude model.

You will receive a range of equipment including a beautiful Rembrandt 45 portrait chalk pastel set in wooden box, 24 sheets (white, cream and moonstone) Mi-Tientes pastel paper - 550x750 millimetre, 355 grains per square metre, ten sheets CA grain paper (White) - 594 x 841 millimetre, 224 grains per square metre, Willow Charcoal Set - assorted lengths, Faber Castell kneadable rubber and fixative.

You will also receive four nights accommodation and full use of all Estate facilities, four breakfasts, five lunches, four three course dinners at Gracie's Restaurant and after dinner cheese platters, four morning teas and five afternoon teas.

All day coffee / tea / lollies are available during the workshops.

Event Dates
      22nd Aug
      23rd Aug
      24th Aug
      25th Aug
      26th Aug

2285 Broadford-Flowerdale Road
Strathbogie, VIC, 3666

Located 24.3K from Lima South

Bonnie Doon Cup Weekend Country Market

Bonnie Doon Country Market and Car Boot Sale Great has a great country atmosphere and loads of great bargains, fresh produce, bric-a-brac and fabulous food!

Located in the grounds of the Bonnie Doon Community Centre, the market runs from 8:30am until 1:00pm.

Event Dates
      6th Nov

Arnot Street
Bonnie Doon, VIC, 3720

Located 24.7K from Lima South

High Country Festival - Grand Parade

The Rotary Grand Parade is a family affair. Favourites like bagpipes, clowns, horses and an amazing display of ingeniously designed floats will add to the carnival atmosphere of a town transformed and in Festival mode.

This is a true community event with over 300 people participating. See Mansfield dress up, show off and parade along High Street. Check out their website for more details.

Event Dates
      29th Oct

High Street
Mansfield, VIC, 3722

Located 24.7K from Lima South

Mansfield High Country Festival

Mansfield welcomes you to join in the festivities for their fabulous annual festival. There is something for everyone with the vibrant program presenting a diverse range of visual arts, theatre, dance and music.

Highlights include the Fireworks extravaganza, Grand parade, open gardens, floral displays, music and live performances. There will be lots of fun and loads of surprises for kids, art lovers and those wanting a slice of the real High Country.

Cup Day brings a fitting finale to an action packed festival program with the ever popular Mansfield Picnic Cup Race meeting.

See the full program of events on their website or call the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

Event Dates
      28th Oct
      29th Oct
      30th Oct
      31st Oct
      1st Nov

High St
Mansfield, VIC, 3722

Located 24.7K from Lima South

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