North East Victoria
Baby to Toddler
Tastes of our Region
North East Victoria
Out and About : Summer 2015-2016
Summer 2015-16 • Solve the puzzle of the Hedge Maze • Walk the ancient brick labyrinth. • Play giant chess and checkers. • Take a short stroll to the creek, let the kids have a swim. • Walk through the gardens • Disable facilities • Enjoy a barista made Espresso Coffee • Play Bocce or Pentanque • Licenced Caf featuring a selection of King Valley wines Open every weekend from 10.00am till 5pm, Also open Wednesdays during Victorian school holidays Address: 1121 Benalla-Whit eld Road Myrrhee. Vic. 3732 Web: www.brook eldmaze.com.au Phone: 0357 297 507 Choose from our extensive lunch menu or try Eryls famous deserts Brook eld Maze is one of the largest hedge mazes in Australia. , au AW1782161 7 Camp Street Beechworth Vic Australia www.be echworthsweetco.com.au Ph: (03) 5728 2060 Open 7 days 9.30am - 5.00pm AW1794284 ut & About 31 tracts of land around Albury and in the surrounding districts. When the country was opened up for smaller setters with the passing of the Robertson Land Act in 1861, many German families from SA (where they had been nding it dif cult to buy good land) followed the course of the Murray River and arrived by wagon train and settled in the surrounding area. A not so welcome visitor was Mad Dog Morgan. Just through Walla Walla you will nd Morgan s Lookout, just before you reach the t-junction with the Walbundrie- Culcairn Road. Morgans Lookout is a white granite outcrop located next to Billabong Creek, which is said to be the longest creek in the Southern hemisphere. Due to its elevation, this local geological feature was used by the bushranger Dan Mad Dog Morgan in the 1860 s as a lookout for police parties. Local folklore tells of Morgan hiding his horses in deep crevices within the rocks when the police came nearby. He was allegedly a frequent visitor to the nearby Walla Walla homestead who freely provided him with fresh supplies for the good of their health. Morgans Lookout was also used as a lookout for res in the late 1800s, a concern that was heightened by the fear of arson due to an industrial dispute between graziers and shearers. It was a popular local picnic spot until the 1950 s until the ladders collapsed and it was re-opened in 1971 as a natural tourist attraction by the Culcairn Jaycee s with the help of the Paech family on whose property the lookout was situated. It s a lovely spot for a picnic and depending on your level of tness you can take in different aspects from a range of heights. Even from the car park the views are fantastic. The brave can tackle the steep steps to the top which will afford 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside. But a warning, going up is easier than coming down and the return descent can bring on a case of wobbly legs for those not used to it! The Jindera Pioneer Museum offers a real surprise once you pass through its front doors.