Day Trips Guidebook

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Day Trips Guidebook

DAY TRIPS

Alexandra is a significant regional centre in north-east Victoria, Australia, 57 kms - 57kms from Peppin Views. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway (B340) and Maroondah Highway (B360), in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. It's a small quaint country town built off gold mining. The town has a number of parks. Rotary Park is adjacent to UT Creek and the town's main street and includes toilets and barbecues. Leckie Park is a larger, picturesque park of over 11 hectares, also along UT Creek. It includes the Alexandra Bowling Club, a playground and the town's cenotaph.
Alexandra
Alexandra is a significant regional centre in north-east Victoria, Australia, 57 kms - 57kms from Peppin Views. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway (B340) and Maroondah Highway (B360), in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. It's a small quaint country town built off gold mining. The town has a number of parks. Rotary Park is adjacent to UT Creek and the town's main street and includes toilets and barbecues. Leckie Park is a larger, picturesque park of over 11 hectares, also along UT Creek. It includes the Alexandra Bowling Club, a playground and the town's cenotaph.
Beechworth is the ideal all day trip. Discover for yourself the sights and sounds of the beautiful surrounds of Beechworth. HM Prison Beechworth is worth a visit and of course the famous Beechworth Honey. It's 100% Australian honey with the largest range of varietal honey you'll find. It is 148 kms - 100 mins from Bonnie Doon.
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Beechworth is the ideal all day trip. Discover for yourself the sights and sounds of the beautiful surrounds of Beechworth. HM Prison Beechworth is worth a visit and of course the famous Beechworth Honey. It's 100% Australian honey with the largest range of varietal honey you'll find. It is 148 kms - 100 mins from Bonnie Doon.
Surrounding Benalla are a number of natural attractions and parks worth exploring. The vast Winton Wetlands are located to the north-east, providing a sanctuary covering thousands of hectares for native flora and fauna. To the south is Reef Hills State Park, with its eucalypt forests and wildflowers, while further south is Mount Samaria State Park with granite outcrops and scenic alpine vistas. Benalla has in recent times become famous for the art work around town. Definately worth checking out. It is 74kms and 54 mins from Peppin Views. It's a larger country town with good eateries and bakeries in between viewing the art walk.
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Benalla
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Surrounding Benalla are a number of natural attractions and parks worth exploring. The vast Winton Wetlands are located to the north-east, providing a sanctuary covering thousands of hectares for native flora and fauna. To the south is Reef Hills State Park, with its eucalypt forests and wildflowers, while further south is Mount Samaria State Park with granite outcrops and scenic alpine vistas. Benalla has in recent times become famous for the art work around town. Definately worth checking out. It is 74kms and 54 mins from Peppin Views. It's a larger country town with good eateries and bakeries in between viewing the art walk.
Bright is an attractive town that's a popular tourist centre due to its close proximity to the mountain and ski resorts of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. It's natural attractions include Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park. To fully appreciate Bright, several lookouts located within the surrounding mountains provide good views over the town and adjacent forests. The most accessible lookout is Huggins Lookout, accessed via Bakers Gully Road, around 5 kilometres from the town centre. Clear Spot Lookout, 12 kilometres out of town, provides limited views over the surrounding forests. Perhaps the best views over the town itself can be appreciated from the southerly oriented Apex Lookout, accessed via the Mount Porepunkah Road. There is a steep walking track up to the lookout from the main road, however you can drive right up to the lookout via a narrow dirt driveway, but a 4 wheel drive is recommended. It's 140 mins - 182 kms from Peppin Views.
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Bright
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Bright is an attractive town that's a popular tourist centre due to its close proximity to the mountain and ski resorts of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. It's natural attractions include Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park. To fully appreciate Bright, several lookouts located within the surrounding mountains provide good views over the town and adjacent forests. The most accessible lookout is Huggins Lookout, accessed via Bakers Gully Road, around 5 kilometres from the town centre. Clear Spot Lookout, 12 kilometres out of town, provides limited views over the surrounding forests. Perhaps the best views over the town itself can be appreciated from the southerly oriented Apex Lookout, accessed via the Mount Porepunkah Road. There is a steep walking track up to the lookout from the main road, however you can drive right up to the lookout via a narrow dirt driveway, but a 4 wheel drive is recommended. It's 140 mins - 182 kms from Peppin Views.
Only 37 mins - 51 kms from Peppin Views. Euroa is located half-way between Seymour and Benalla at the foot of the Strathbogie Ranges. It is a quaint town with some nice shops to wander through and a lovely place for a slow lunch or coffee.
Euroa
Only 37 mins - 51 kms from Peppin Views. Euroa is located half-way between Seymour and Benalla at the foot of the Strathbogie Ranges. It is a quaint town with some nice shops to wander through and a lovely place for a slow lunch or coffee.
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. It is 88 kms - 55 mins from Peppin Views and 14 kilometres from Wangaratta and near the Warby Ranges and Mount Glenrowan. Glenrowan was named after farmers James and George Rowan who ran farms in the area between 1846 and 1858. The township was settled in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on 22 February 1870. It is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. The local railway station opened in 1874 and closed to passengers in 1981. The town gives its name to the Glenrowan wine region which was formally defined in 2003, with the first grape vines planted in 1866.
Glenrowan
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. It is 88 kms - 55 mins from Peppin Views and 14 kilometres from Wangaratta and near the Warby Ranges and Mount Glenrowan. Glenrowan was named after farmers James and George Rowan who ran farms in the area between 1846 and 1858. The township was settled in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on 22 February 1870. It is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. The local railway station opened in 1874 and closed to passengers in 1981. The town gives its name to the Glenrowan wine region which was formally defined in 2003, with the first grape vines planted in 1866.
Nestled on the northern edge of the Great Dividing Range in North East Victoria lies the picturesque town of Jamieson. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers, just before they flow into Lake Eildon. These rivers have long attracted gold hunters, anglers, swimmers and kayakers. There is a boat ramp immediately north of Jamieson to provide access to Lake Eildon, Victoria's largest inland waterway, for the many water skiers. South of Jamieson are countless hectares of unspoilt bushland, alpine wilderness and stunning sub alpine valleys. These areas draw the 4WD enthusiasts, the dirt bike riders and the mountain bikers. Further along is the Alpine National Park.
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Jamieson
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Nestled on the northern edge of the Great Dividing Range in North East Victoria lies the picturesque town of Jamieson. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers, just before they flow into Lake Eildon. These rivers have long attracted gold hunters, anglers, swimmers and kayakers. There is a boat ramp immediately north of Jamieson to provide access to Lake Eildon, Victoria's largest inland waterway, for the many water skiers. South of Jamieson are countless hectares of unspoilt bushland, alpine wilderness and stunning sub alpine valleys. These areas draw the 4WD enthusiasts, the dirt bike riders and the mountain bikers. Further along is the Alpine National Park.
Lake Eildon is on your doorstep. The view from Peppin Point is spectatular. Boat, sail, waterski, canoe or kayak on the lake. Bring your own gear or hire from local providers in Mansfield. Take adrive and stop at Merlo Lookout or trek up to Blowhard Summit for unrivalled views over Lake Eildon and out towards Mount Buller.
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Lake Eildon
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Lake Eildon is on your doorstep. The view from Peppin Point is spectatular. Boat, sail, waterski, canoe or kayak on the lake. Bring your own gear or hire from local providers in Mansfield. Take adrive and stop at Merlo Lookout or trek up to Blowhard Summit for unrivalled views over Lake Eildon and out towards Mount Buller.
Lake Nillahcootie is situated on the Broken River in north-eastern Victoria, 36km south of Benalla. The name Nillahcootie is of Indian origin and reputedly means ‘Blue House'.
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Nillahcootie Dam
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Lake Nillahcootie is situated on the Broken River in north-eastern Victoria, 36km south of Benalla. The name Nillahcootie is of Indian origin and reputedly means ‘Blue House'.
Located around 18km from Cheshunt on the Whitfeld Road, Lake William Hovell offers a picturesque recreational area for BBQs, hiking, fishing, canoeing and 4WD adventures. Trout fishing is especially great in winter, while swimming is best saved for warmer months. The lake contains trout, redfin and macquarie perch, and the size can surprise, with trout up to 3kg and some healthy reddies.
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Lake William Hovell
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Located around 18km from Cheshunt on the Whitfeld Road, Lake William Hovell offers a picturesque recreational area for BBQs, hiking, fishing, canoeing and 4WD adventures. Trout fishing is especially great in winter, while swimming is best saved for warmer months. The lake contains trout, redfin and macquarie perch, and the size can surprise, with trout up to 3kg and some healthy reddies.
Merrijig is a small town located almost half-way between Mansfield and the popular alpine ski resort of Mount Buller and the less developed Mount Stirling. Merrijig's close proximity to Peppin Views 38 Kms - 30 mins. There is no petrol available at Merrijig, Mount Buller or Mount Stirling, so either ensure you have plenty of supplies or fill up at Mansfield on your way through. Merrijig is situated in the scenic Great Dividing Range, offering beautiful scenery. Areas to the north of town were chosen as filming locations for the 1982 movie The Man From Snowy River and its sequel 6 years later. Definately worth a visit. The Delatite River passes through the town centre and there are a number of scenic picnic areas along the river on its route between Mount Buller and Lake Eildon. The Hunt Club Hotel was established in Merrijig in 1873, and provides excellent meals at very reasonable prices.
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Merrijig
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Merrijig is a small town located almost half-way between Mansfield and the popular alpine ski resort of Mount Buller and the less developed Mount Stirling. Merrijig's close proximity to Peppin Views 38 Kms - 30 mins. There is no petrol available at Merrijig, Mount Buller or Mount Stirling, so either ensure you have plenty of supplies or fill up at Mansfield on your way through. Merrijig is situated in the scenic Great Dividing Range, offering beautiful scenery. Areas to the north of town were chosen as filming locations for the 1982 movie The Man From Snowy River and its sequel 6 years later. Definately worth a visit. The Delatite River passes through the town centre and there are a number of scenic picnic areas along the river on its route between Mount Buller and Lake Eildon. The Hunt Club Hotel was established in Merrijig in 1873, and provides excellent meals at very reasonable prices.
Mount Buffalo in Winter is a "Family Friendly Snow Experience" Incredible views, snow play, heaps of tobogganing, snow shoe walks, groomed cross country ski trails, back country skiing, and more. A free entry all-seasons national park, Mount Buffalo has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. First reserved in 1898, the 31,000 hectare park contains vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather, as a result of its sub-alpine location.
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Mount Buffalo
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Mount Buffalo in Winter is a "Family Friendly Snow Experience" Incredible views, snow play, heaps of tobogganing, snow shoe walks, groomed cross country ski trails, back country skiing, and more. A free entry all-seasons national park, Mount Buffalo has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. First reserved in 1898, the 31,000 hectare park contains vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather, as a result of its sub-alpine location.
There's lots to do on Mt Buller throughout the year. There are many events held across seasons, check their website to find out what's happening during your stay.
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Mount Buller
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There's lots to do on Mt Buller throughout the year. There are many events held across seasons, check their website to find out what's happening during your stay.
Shepparton is a large regional town where you will find everything you need with lots to do from shopping, kids indoor centres, museum, moving art or visit the SPC factory 197-205 Corio Street, Shepparton. 1.20 hrs - 105 kms from Peppin Views
Shepparton
Shepparton is a large regional town where you will find everything you need with lots to do from shopping, kids indoor centres, museum, moving art or visit the SPC factory 197-205 Corio Street, Shepparton. 1.20 hrs - 105 kms from Peppin Views