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Michelle’s guidebook

Michelle

Michelle’s guidebook

Swimming
A beautiful spot for a picnic and a swim.
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Turpins Falls
155 Shillidays Rd
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locals recommend
A beautiful spot for a picnic and a swim.
Another great spot for a picnic lunch and swim
The Cascades
Another great spot for a picnic lunch and swim
Sightseeing
Mt Ida lookout is just out of Heathcote and a 3.5km drive up to the summit. Once on top there is a great view of Heathcote and the countryside below.
Mount Ida
Mt Ida lookout is just out of Heathcote and a 3.5km drive up to the summit. Once on top there is a great view of Heathcote and the countryside below.
One of the oldest iron lattice-truss bridges in Australia still in use just down the road from the Redesdale Hotel. 22kms away from Lockie Lodge. There are areas safe to stop on each side of the bridge for photography.
Campaspe River
One of the oldest iron lattice-truss bridges in Australia still in use just down the road from the Redesdale Hotel. 22kms away from Lockie Lodge. There are areas safe to stop on each side of the bridge for photography.
Country Town
Just 37kms away is one of Victoria’s largest country towns. Experience the wonderful contrasts of Bendigo as you explore its vibrant arts hub and flourishing food and wine scene set against its rich history, grand architecture and magnificent gardens. Explore the city's goldrush history on a tour of the Central Deborah Mine and explore the city's Chinese heritage at the Golden Dragon Museum.
Bendigo
Just 37kms away is one of Victoria’s largest country towns. Experience the wonderful contrasts of Bendigo as you explore its vibrant arts hub and flourishing food and wine scene set against its rich history, grand architecture and magnificent gardens. Explore the city's goldrush history on a tour of the Central Deborah Mine and explore the city's Chinese heritage at the Golden Dragon Museum.
Wine tasting
The Heathcote Wine Region adjoins the Bendigo Region to the west. The Shiraz grape is the main planting. Visitors to the region can taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round. Go exploring and visit some of these beautiful wineries – each one has not only a unique story, but also a special twist on the varieties that grow in the region.
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival
The Heathcote Wine Region adjoins the Bendigo Region to the west. The Shiraz grape is the main planting. Visitors to the region can taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round. Go exploring and visit some of these beautiful wineries – each one has not only a unique story, but also a special twist on the varieties that grow in the region.
Activities
Winding through a spectacular river setting, Axedale Golf Course is Bendigo's hidden treasure. Membership available. Green fees accepted.
Axedale Golf Club
75 Mitchell St
Winding through a spectacular river setting, Axedale Golf Course is Bendigo's hidden treasure. Membership available. Green fees accepted.
Food scene
Fantastic local pub with live music on certain nights and generous portions of fabulous food.
Axedale Tavern
105 High St
Fantastic local pub with live music on certain nights and generous portions of fabulous food.
If you're driving to/from Melbourne you will go right by this place for a great country counter meal.
The Redesdale Hotel
2640 Heathcote-Kyneton Rd
If you're driving to/from Melbourne you will go right by this place for a great country counter meal.