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AVOCA RIVER WALK

START: Lions Park, 6 Dundas Street, Avoca

Short walk from Town centre

Avoca River Walk

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The Avoca River starts near Mt Lonarch and flows north for 270 km into Lake Bael Bael. The river is less than 2 meters deep along its entire length.

The Dja Dja Wurrung, were the first people in the region, their traditional lands generally covered the watersheds of the Loddon and Avoca rivers.

We can imagine a peaceful life sustained by the resources of the Avoca River. Take a moment to imagine the many indigenous gatherings that took place in this idyllic setting. 

The Avoca River Nature Trail is a beautiful, scenic walk through gorgeous parkland along the banks of the Avoca River. The walk begins at the Lions Club Park.

The audio below is made possible by goldfieldsguide.com.au

Avoca River Environment [Flora- Fauna]
Elizabeth Teal Interview

CHINESE GARDEN

Address: Cambridge Street Avoca

Short walk from  Town Centre

Chinese Garden

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The Chinese Garden represents the elements of fire and water, as well as emphasising the unity between the Australian and Chinese cultures in the region. It was made possible by wide town collaboration and the Small Towns Transformation State Government Initiative.

FERNTREE FALLS

Address: Mt. Buangor State Park.

50 minutes drive South West of Avoca (55 Km)

Ferntree Falls Mt. Buangor

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Ferntree Falls is a tranquil waterfall nestled among huge ferns and moss-covered rocks within the stunning Mount Buangor State Park. 

 

An easy 250 metre walk takes you to the falls where you can walk among the gorgeous ferns right beneath the waterfall.

 

By crossing a bridge over Middle Creek from beneath the falls, you can continue on the Waterfalls Nature Walk and access several other walks including the walk to nearby Cascade Falls. 

 

The Ferntree Picnic Area offers picnic tables, fire pits and wood fire barbecues, non-flush toilets (one with disabled access), .

Coming soon: Amazing Pyrenees Story Trail

AVOCA FALLS PICNIC AREA

Address: Pyrenees State Forest

15 minutes drive East of Avoca (15 Km)

Avoca Falls Picnic valley

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Take a scenic drive past vineyards set against the spectacular blue haze of the Pyrenees Mountains.

Arrive at the Waterfalls picnic area and be embraced by a picturesque valley view.

 

Avoca Falls is a great place to explore. This waterfall typically only flows after heavy rains but is a beautiful spot to visit with or without water.

 

Take care if climbing up, as the grass and rocks can be very slippery.

 

The campsite offers several large areas of flat, clear, grassy ground. There are picnic tables, wood fire barbecues, fire pits, and toilets.

The area is very popular for trail bike riding and bushwalking

GLENPATRICK VALLEY

Address: Elmhurst - Glenpatrick  Avoca

30 minutes drive south west of Avoca (35 Km)

Glennpatrick Valley

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From Elmhurst you will drive along a quiet country road.. Flanked by the escalating slopes of the Pyrenees, you can imagine yourself driving into paradise.

 

Flanked by the Glenpatrick creek and shaded by tall Manna Gums and surrounded by well-forested steep slopes. do not reveal the bustle of goldmining and pastrolist expansion.

This golden valley continues to be at the centre of wool and agriculture around Avoca.

You might be tempted to visit Wimmera Hills Winery and Mrs Bakers Gin Distillery along the way!