St Arnaud | VictoriaSt 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.
Main AttractionsSt 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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