Known for its fresh produce, Avenue of Honour and gently rolling hills, Bacchus Marsh, located only 45 minutes from Melbourne, has become a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the region.
In the heart of Moorabool Shire, 80km west of Melbourne CBD along the Western Freeway, is the delightful highlands village of Ballan. Ballan sits atop the rolling rich volcanic plains of Western Victoria with the scenic Werribee River meandering through it.
Blackwood is a historic mountaintop village located only a 30-minute drive from Bacchus Marsh. Visitors will delight in the drive to Blackwood with stunning views of the Wombat State Forest, historic buildings, native flora and fauna and seasonal wildflowers.
Dunnstown, located on the flats below Mount Warrenheip, is a picturesque rural village with a lively history.
Remnants of the past remain on offer for visitors to the area with the distillery buildings listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Elaine is a rural town full of great Aussie spirit! Visit The Farmgate, a store selling fresh produce direct from the farmer, grab a coffee and cake from The Bush Telegraph or enjoy the hospitality of the Railway Hotel.
Gordon is a quiet country, picturesque village with historic charm and a great place for a day trip. Just a short detour from the Western Highway, Gordon is only 20 minutes from Ballarat and 30 minutes from Daylesford. Take the time to tour this delightful country village – it might be just the tree change location you’re looking for.
Greendale is a 15 minute drive from Bacchus Marsh through scenic rolling hills and green country landscapes.
Get off the beaten track and see the real country Victoria in all its lush beauty! Surrounded by bushland and home to the historic Greendale Hotel and General Store, this small town is quickly becoming a favourite picnic spot amongst both locals and visitors.
Lal Lal is home to the spectacular Lal Lal Falls - a name meaning ‘dashing of waters', as determined by the original Wuthaurung community inhabitants.
Lal Lal is a popular day-trip for visitors. See the Falls, enjoy the walking trails through the park and along the deep river gorges, visit heritage sites such as the original blast furnace and the majestic bluestone railway station, and discover remnants of its mining history.
Visit Lal Lal and flood yourself with history.
Located an hour from Melbourne, Leigh Creek is a rural hamlet offering spectacular panoramic views of Western Victoria.
Leigh Creek is home to the amazing Kryal Castle, built in the 1970s as an ode to medieval times.
Mount Egerton developed as a township from the discovery of gold in the All Nations Gully in 1853. The town was a thriving centre for both large and small mining exploration with many remnants of this history still visible today.
History buffs will revel in the many stories that contribute to Mount Egerton’s fascinating past. The most notorious story is that of bushranger Andrew George Scott, alias Captain Moonlight.