Winter School Holidays in the Pyrenees - Pyrenees | Wineries Victoria | Beaufort | Avoca | Moonambel

Looking for ideas for some great ways to entertain the kids over school holidays, we have you covered.

Have an adventurous little one? Check out the Cave Hill Creek Adventure Package. Perhaps you have a little farmer in the making, why not stay at a Farmstay or take a trek with some alpacas! Maybe your kids have plenty of energy to burn on walking tracks through the forest in search of waterfalls. There are always family fun ideas aplenty across school holidays in the Pyrenees.

You can also find some other fun ideas on the Things To Do pages.

Cave Hill Creek Adventures
Looking for something to do in the school holidays? Cave Hill Creek are offering half or full day guided adventures for families and small groups. With Mt Cole right on Cave Hill Creeks doorstep, it is a great place to go exploring by foot or bike. Lush fern gullies, granite outcrops, abundant native birdlife, and the rare Mt Cole Grevillea await you in this secret corner of Victoria.  The walks will suit a range of hikers no matter what your level of fitness, or experience and the fun forest trails are a great intro to getting your bike off the tarmac.  Pick up some tips on bike handling, test your self over a few bumps, or simply learn to ride.  Bikes and helmets supplied.

If you prefer, take a guided canoeing experience across Cave Hill Creeks lake. With no experience needed, you can explore the shoreline, learn some new strokes and techniques, raft-up, play some games, and marvel at the beautiful surroundings and the amazing wildlife. If you’re lucky you may even spot a platypus!

Maybe your little adventurer would like to try abseiling over the cliff, climb the Giant’s Ladder or scale your Crate Stack tower.

You can even end your day of adventure with a camp under the stars. Staff at Cave Hill Creek can provide you with a tent, sleeping mat and camp food and assist you with setting it up and guide you with cooking on a Trangia.

For more details, or to book, call Cave Hill Creek on 03 5349 7381 or visit their page.

Mount Cole and Mount Buangor

Nature provides a natural remedy for those feeling claustrophobic during social distancing restrictions. With countless breathtaking views, lush green hills, fern filled gullies and more walking tracks that you can poke a stick at, it is the perfect spot to stretch your legs, enjoy the open spaces and let the kids run around.

Walks range from full day 21km walks to short 1km waterfall walks. Winter is a wonderful to explore the parks waterfalls. One of the favourite walks for families is the Fern Tree Waterfalls Nature Walk located in the Mount Buangor State Park accessed from the Western Highway via Ferntree Gully Road. Nestled in a beautiful forest setting and beginning at Ferntree Picnic area, the 1km track weaves through lush ferns and over bridges before descending to the beautiful falls.

For Park Maps and more walks, got to

Mount Mitchell Cottage at Mount Mitchell Homestead

Enjoy the Pyrenees Mountain views and Australian farm life while staying at the Mt Mitchell Cottage. This beautifully restored blue stone cottage provides exceptional accommodation for guests.

Immerse yourself in the significant heritage property of Mt Mitchell. Explore the 10 acres of beautiful and productive gardens; walk through the paddocks to explore the property’s lake and winding creeks and engage in some of the farming activities.

Mt Mitchell Cottage is ideal for a family keen to experience country life. Guests can request complete privacy or be included in busy farm action. Collect your own eggs, catch a yabby, harvest some fresh vegetables from the impressive kitchen garden and pick fruit off the trees in the orchard.

Mount Avoca Vineyard

Just because it is the school holidays, it doesn’t mean the kids have to have all of the fun!

Amidst the Pyrenees Wine Region you will find a quaint little sandstone cellar door overlooking the vines and Pyrenees ranges offering a relaxed and friendly service where you will often meet the winemakers.

Mount Avoca have plenty to occupy your children while you enjoy their wines with a playground and a petanque piste so you will be set to enjoy an afternoon at the cellar door! You will even find 3 Eco-Luxe cabins here if you want to stay the night!


Redbank Alapacas

A visit to Redbank Alpacas at Blue Gum Rise will have you observing, patting and feeding an alpaca. This is a fun activity that your kids will remember forever. You can even opt in to do the Alpaca Trek experience where you can take one of the Alpacas for a guided walk around the farm. It is a great opportunity for you to get to know your knew woolly friend.




Pyrenees State Forest

Pyrenees State Forest is a great place to give the kids a dose of nature and to disperse some of that excess energy. The Pyrenees Ranges offer visitors a wonderful mix of natural and cultural history, with spectacular views, rugged mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, a rich mix of wildflowers and historic sites. One of the main attractions of the forest are the Waterfalls Picnic Area (waterfalls are seasonally dry). This peaceful and spacious campground is located about 20 minutes drive from the township of Avoca. The area is very popular for trail bike riding and bushwalking, and the beautiful Avoca Falls is located an easy 0.5 km walk away.

You can’t visit Pyrenees State Forest without visiting Governors Rock Lookout. The Governor Rock Lookout Tower and Picnic Area is located on the No2 Creek Track in Percydale. The track is suitable for 2wd vehicles but runs alongside a sharp drop off, so drive carefully.

You can find the Lookout Tower a short walk from the carpark (approximately 10 minutes) where you will find a tall platform with steel steps and railing which offers spectacular views of hills, bushland and farmland. It is a great location for kids to enjoy exploring.