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St Arnaud | Victoria

St Arnaud St Arnaud, 255km NW of Melbourne, is an old goldmining town between Donald and Avoca. The National Trust has classified many of the town's historic buildings. Modern facilities have been introduced, fortunately without detracting from the old-world character and charm of the town.

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St Arnaud has many civic buildings, hotels and stores with lavish iron lacework. The town's Historic Precinct includes the Court House, police lock-up, Crown Lands Office and the old Post Office. Napier St is a classified conservation area containing elegant red-brick buildings, evidence of wealth created in the goldmining period. The historical museum opens by appointment and is located in the house of the town's former water overseer and turncock. Josephine Coppers Gallery displays fine arts and is housed in the Old Post Office in Napier St. Sporting facilities in Lord Nelson Park are located on the site of the famous Lord Nelson Mine. Wilsons Hill Lookout provides good district views of forests and hills; under Wilsons Hill are deep shafts running north and south.

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Kara Kara Vineyard is located 10km south and is open for tastings and cellar door sales. Berry's Bridge Vineyard, 11km SE, is open weekends or by appointment. Avoca River, 28km south, offers good fishing. Maps for a self-guided scenic drive of the surrounding region are available from the information centre.

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32.8 km   Moonbeam Cottages
45.0 km   eco-luxe @ Mount Avoca
49.0 km   Avoca Cottages
65.2 km   Cumberland House
65.5 km   Jenrick House & Gallery
65.6 km   Bristol House Accommodation


0.3 km   The Bible Museum
16.4 km   St Arnaud Range National Park
31.8 km   Dalwhinnie Wines
31.8 km   Redbank Winery, Sally's Paddock
33.7 km   Summerfield Winery and Accommodation
43.4 km   The Coach House Art Gallery and Museum
43.8 km   Blue Pyrenees Estate
45.0 km   Mount Avoca
47.6 km   Mackereth's Hedon Farm
47.8 km   Kooyoora State Park
48.6 km   Amherst Winery
58.3 km   Mount Cole WineWorks
63.5 km   Mount Langi Ghiran
65.4 km   Best's Great Western
65.5 km   Grampians Estate
65.7 km   Central Goldfields Art Gallery
65.9 km   Seppelt Great Western


29.6 km   Barkly Unplugged 2015
31.6 km   Moonambel World's Longest Lunch
32.7 km   Charlton Badminton Club Junior Tournament
32.7 km   Charlton Badminton Club Ladies Tournament
33.4 km   Charlton Lawn Tennis Club Annual Tournament
42.9 km   Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 2015
48.3 km   Anzac Day Races in the Pyrenees
48.4 km   Sassy Tunes In The Top Paddock
48.5 km   Avoca Riverside Market
48.7 km   Avoca River Festival
66.0 km   RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough
66.4 km   Great Western Rodeo


0.3 km   St Arnaud Visitor Information Centre
43.1 km   Loddon Visitor Information Centre
48.7 km   Avoca & Pyrenees Visitor Information Centre
66.0 km   Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre

Region: Goldfields

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Situated in Central Victoria, just over 100km NW of Melbourne, the Goldfields region is filled with opportunities for those wanting to experience the heady days of the gold-rush era. The rich history of the Goldfields and Victorian architecture is evident everywhere. more

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