Surrounded by silvery eucalypt forests and rugged mountains, Eildon is a gateway to the Victorian High Country and sits on the banks of Lake Eildon. You can relax by the waterfront, day trip to nearby country towns or head up Mount Pinniger lookout for sweeping lake views.
Things to do in Eildon
Eildon is anchored by a lively town centre, with most of the action centred along Main Street. Riverside Drive is fringed by a grassy foreshore and stretches along the northern banks of the Goulburn River. It's a great place to enjoy a scenic picnic or barbecue or the visit lakefront and its fishing piers.
From bushwalking to camping under the stars, Lake Eildon National Park showcases the natural beauty of the Victorian High Country with self-guided trails for every skill level. As you walk, keep an eye out for kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos and other native wildlife.
Made famous by hit 90s film "The Castle”, Bonnie Doon is one of Australia's most iconic country towns. You can visit the original filming locations, admire historic pioneer buildings or enjoy a meal at one of the charming country pubs.
Visit Wrong Side Brewing and its scenic riverside beer garden, located just outside of Eildon. There’s something for every beer lover at this brewery, from fruity raspberry pale ales to refreshing summer saisons. Wine lovers can head to Snobs Creek Estate, a boutique vineyard crafting cool-climate wines.
Getting around Eildon
The Eildon town centre is compact and easy to get around on foot, but you’ll need a car if you want to explore the Victorian High Country. From Melbourne, the 140-kilometre drive to Eildon takes around two hours. Local buses also make the trip, departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross station.