From the clear calm waters of our lakes and rivers to the stunning views from the heights of our ranges, charming villages, fine food and wine welcome to our beautiful Shire.
The abundant, diverse and utterly breathtaking landscape of the Strathbogie Shire is only a short 90 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD.
Our magnificent region offers an escape to fresh air, natural attractions and so much see, do, experience and taste.
Lake Nagambie is one of Australias most scenic places to go fishing, water skiing, sailing, rowing, canoeing or simply relaxing on its banks over a picnic and strolling along the boardwalk. Its also home to a nationally renowned rowing and canoeing venue which regularly hosts exciting State and National championships.
Within half an hour you can be enjoying breathtaking views as you ascend the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges. Providing a dramatic landscape around every corner, the rugged granite-topped mountains, waterfalls and pristine bushland accommodate an abundance of wildlife.
The picturesque towns and villages dotted throughout the region provide another great reason to stay. Avenel, Euora, Longwood, Ruffy, Violet Town and Strathbogie boast great old pubs, beautiful gardens and lovely old buildings. Monthly markets showcase the regions finest produce and attract visitors from far and wide.
Long ago it was discovered that our ideal climate and rolling hills, offered not only fertile soil for agriculture, but a safe haven for boutique vineyards and now global producers, to develop elegant, distinct and award winning wines. Many famous and award winning labels call the Strathbogie Shire home and offer magnificent cellar door and restaurant experiences, including Tahbilk (established in 1860), Mitchelton and Fowles wineries.
The Strathbogie Shire has an extensive Equine Industry, and is also known as Victorias Thoroughbred Homeland, with over eighteen of Australias finest thoroughbred properties located in our municipality. Many Melbourne Cup winners have been born, bred and trained locally.
Food, wine, equine - and so much more Enjoy exploring the beauty, abundance and diversity of the Strathbogie Shire.