Villages & Towns
Our towns and villages
are unchanged for the
As time marches on, the towns and villages of the Pyrenees become more treasured and precious than ever.
You’ll find charming old heritage buildings lining the streets. Touches of history dating back to the gold rush days. An unrushed laid-back vibe reminiscent of days long past. Earthy local characters with friendly faces.
But not all is olde worlde. The good things in life from today’s world are also here for you to enjoy.
Avoca’s wide main street is a delight to explore with hotels, cafés, gift shops, galleries and collectables all housed in historic buildings dating back to the 1850s. Avoca is becoming known as an antiques and collectabRead more
Located on the Western Highway, 35 minutes from Ballarat, the township of Beaufort is dotted with small cafés and eateries serving local produce and home-made treats, some accompanied by the ﬁne wines or beers the regionRead more
Elmhurst was first settled in 1840 and is located midway between Avoca and Ararat along the Pyrenees Highway. Elmhurst provides access to Mount Mole State Forest along established driving and walking tracks. It is also aRead more
The town of Landsborough is in the northern foothills of the Pyrenees Range. This is a popular location for bushwalkers who enjoy sharing the environment with resident kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and koalas. There arRead more
Lexton is located along the Sunraysia Highway between Ballarat and Avoca. Lexton was discovered by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836 and was known as the cross roads of central Victoria, on the main route to Sydney. Lexton iRead more
A welcoming village atmosphere awaits, just a little over 2 hours from Melbourne. In the heart of Central Victoria and nestled beneath the stunning Pyrenees Ranges is the charming township of Moonambel. Fast becoming onRead more
The beautiful surrounds of Redbank provide the perfect location to explore our natural environment with the Pyrenees State Forest to the south and the St Arnaud National Park to the north. Redbank is home to Sally’s PadRead more
Snake Valley is located just 27km West of Ballarat and named after the river where miners used to pan for gold. Snake Valley is a quiet country town that oozes history and has a strong sense of community. The best placeRead more
In the 1850s, Talbot was a bustling town, full of gold from the thousands of miners crowding its streets. Today it’s a place of golden silence – a secret getaway to relax and daydream, a writers and artists paradise.Read more