As I have spent the last couple of months spruiking the many virtues of the Northern hemisphere I feel I should take a look closer to home.
Let’s take a closer look at Eildon.
Lake Eildon – boating, fishing, kayaking.
Stretches all the way from Bonnie Doon (you need to watch The Castle) to Eildon.
Pondage – fishing
A beautiful body of water sitting between Lake Eildon and the Goulburn river.
Lovely running/walking/bike track runs the 4km loop around the Pondage.
Goulburn River – rafting, kayaking, fishing
Nothing really to speak of in Eildon itself, but quite a few nice places in the surrounding towns.
We try to eat at the following places as much as possible:
Butters Cafe – Buxton (30 mins)
– Wonderful fresh local produce prepared with care and attention by the wonderful hostesses.
– 1 or 2 specials per night or the pre-prepared fridge options – always something tasty
Ruffy General Store – Ruffy (45 mins)
– A haven in the middle of nowhere. Book ahead.
– Treat yourself to the local produce platter for 2 and take your time.
Marmalades – Yea (40 mins)
– A nice, friendly, cosy cafe in the main street of Yea.
– Try the chai.
Peppercorns – Yea (40 mins)
– Slightly more upmarket option.
– Fantastic food at a reasonable price for what you receive.
– Lovely atmosphere and wonderful service.
Bodhi Tree Cafe – Healesville (60 mins)
– Excellent pizza
– nice eclectic (hippy) setting
Innocent Bystander at Giant Steps – Healesville (60 mins)
– great tapas style menu
– gourmet pizza, amazing bread, moscato sorbet
Wildife – kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, parrots
Scenery – mountains, trees, Lake, river
Serenity – small town (excluding weekends and school holidays when it is overrun)
None to speak of.
A few nice places in Healesville between the many cafes.
In the end Melbourne is not that far away.
A beautiful area and well worth a visit.