If you ever need to take some time off from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Eildon, Victoria might just be the perfect destination for you.
The quaint town of Eildon has a rich history, and serves as the gateway to Lake Eildon National Park and its many spectacular sights. It’s also close to many other popular attractions such as the Eildon Trout Farm, Snob Creek Waterfall, and Morris Lookout. Eildon is equipped with all the conveniences of modern day living to make sure that you stay comfortable despite being deep in Victoria’s countryside.
A shopping centre, supermarket, hardware stores, restaurants, cafes, and much more are just within reach to provide you with anything you’ll ever need to make the experience memorable. With so many exciting things to do, a vacation at Eildon is sure to be a memorable one whether you’ll be spending it with friends or family.
Eildon’s roots can be traced back to the mid-1800’s when a man named Archibald Thorn purchased a pastoral station during the Australian gold rush. He named the area ‘Eildon’’ after his wife’s birthplace: Eildon Hills, Scotland. The settlement grew quickly and by 1863, a school had already been established in the area. Construction of the Sugarloaf Dam started near the settlement in 1914. This contributed to rapid development in the area and led to the construction of a church, post office, recreation ground, and a few other buildings. As a result of these developments, the town of Eildon was finally formally established by 1956.
- Lake Eildon National Park – Home of the beautiful Lake Eildon.
Spend a relaxing day surrounded by picturesque hills and lush vegetation. Or if you’re into more lively activities, try camping, bushwalking, kayaking, or even renting a houseboat!
- Fogg’s Lookout
Offers spectacular views of Lake Eildon and its surroundings. A great place to relax and take in the scenery.
- Snobs Creek Waterfall
These falls are definitely a must see, considering the fact that it’s just a short distance from Eildon. Make sure you make some time to see this pretty sight, especially if you’re traveling with kids!
- Morris Lookout
Great place to visit during autumn, as you will be rewarded with amazing views of Eildon amidst beautiful autumn colours.
- Eildon Trout Farm
If you enjoy fishing, this place should definitely be on your itinerary. With enough patience, you might just catch a huge trout for dinner!
Image: Holmesglen at Eildon
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Tourist Info Hotlines
Eildon: (03) 5774 2909
Alexandra: (03) 5772 1100
Mansfield: (03) 5775 7000
Yea: (03) 5797 2663
Marysville: (03) 5963 4567
Phone: 1300 207 446