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Eildon and surrounds

Eildon:

  • rural town situated at the dam on Lake Eildon which is a dam of the Goulburn River
  • Lake Eildon:
    • fishing
    • camping
    • houseboats
    • over the past decade, water levels have been low due to drought conditions

North:

South:

  • Rubicon aqueduct walk
    • 23km SW of Eildon (23-27min drive)
    • ~100km E of Broadford - 1hr 20min drive from the Hume Freeway
    • ~130km NE of Melbourne - around 2hr drive via Healesville
    • 18km 5-6hr fairly flat circuit through tall mountain ash including the optional 7km 1.5-2hr return side trip Royston Power Station to the tiny Rubicon Dam in a damp gorge which is the most attractive part of the walk
    • Rubicon Valley Historic Area
    • Royston Trestle Bridge and others
    • Rubicon Falls and dam
    • great views from the Winch House looking over the Goulburn Valley
    • the Rubicon River river descends 693 metres over its NW 26km journey to the Goulburn River from east of Buxton and a hydroelectric power station was built in 1924 and is now heritage listed. The forest is regrowth following the 1939 bushfires, although the region was again partly impacted by the 2009 fires.
    • there are three first come first served free camping areas located on the valley floor along the Rubicon River:
      • Rubicon is generally 5-7degC cooler maximums and 1-2degC cooler minimums than Lake Eildon
      • byo hand washing and toilet paper; avoid soap;
      • Kendall's - area suitable for caravans; pit toilets; elevation ~340m;
      • The Boys - pit toilet
      • Tin Hut - no toilets
      • other walks and attractions:
        • Cicada Circuit Trail - 6.1km circuit along both sides of the Rubicon River from The Boys Camp
        • Snobs Creek Falls - 100m drop - short walk from carpark
        • Morris Lookout - 4WD track from camp ground - closed over Winter
        • Mt Torbreck summit - 1516m altitude, steep 4km, 2hr return walk from Barnewall Plains visitor area on Barnewall Plains Rd

East:

  • Mt Buller:
    • snowfield with the famous Bourke St run
    • see official website Mt Buller and Ski.com Accommodation
    • snow season:
      • Mansfield (45km from Mt Buller) has ski & snow chain hire, shops, bakeries & cafes
      • people staying overnight require over-snow transport from the car parks into the village via 4WD (cost is $22 pp return?)
      • day trippers can access the resort via the Horse Hill Chairlift which has nearby parking at $30/day?
      • road information ph: 1900 933 333
    • summer on the alps is similar temperatures to Melbourne in June (ie. avg 7min-16max degC)
    • summer accommodation:
      • Breathtaker spa resort - extremely relaxing getaway in summer in Mt Buller alpine village
        • incl. free use of classy indoor pool/sauna/spa area (over 18yrs only!)
        • incorporates very nice day spa massage service
        • has one of only 3 restaurants open over summer
      • Arlberg Hotel
      • Andre's serviced daily; spa in deluxe rooms; French style;
      • Duck Inn
      • Elkhorn Apartments
      • Mecure Grand Chalet / Mt Buller Chaletincl. bfast and use of Sports Centre indoor pool, sauna, spa
      • cheaper lodge style:
        • Benmore Ski Lodge
        • Ski Lib Lodge sauna; share room with others and must clean up afterwards;
        • Akla Ski Lodge
        • Melb. Uni Lodge  all guests have assigned duties; byo linen, food
        • Preston Alpine Lodge
        • Merrijig Ski Club self-catered groups up to 44 people
      • at base of mountain:
        • Pinnacle Forest Lodge 3BR house
        • Alpine Country Cottages B&B
        • Arlzburg Inn Resort in Mansfield incl bfast, dinner; pool;disco;sauna,spa,tennis;
        • Pinnacle Valley Resort  pool,spa,sauna,massage,volleyball,tennis; 200acres; horse riding; mini-golf; paddle boats; climbing wall; free mountain bike use;
  • Mt Stirling:
  • Howqua Valley:
    • Jamieson:
      • picturesque rural town on south-eastern side of Lake Eildon
      • situated on the junction  of the Goulburn & Jamieson Rivers
      • beautiful region particularly in Autumn with Autumn leaves changing color

West:

australia/vic/eildon.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/29 23:25 by gary1