Visit Victoria Spotlight: Nagambie
We love to feature local businesses and places to visit within our backyard of Victoria. Our Visit Victoria Spotlight Series features places we love and hope you will too. It’s great to support local, so if you can, consider a regional weekend away, Victorian businesses will thank you for it.
As restrictions on travel in Victoria begin to ease, it’s been so nice to rediscover local cafes, restaurants, galleries, parks, and wineries within our own backyard.
Over the long weekend, we made the trip to Nagambie to explore the township and support local businesses. Nagambie sits by the Goulburn River, north of Seymour, and in the Shire of Strathbogie. It’s a 2.5-hour drive from Ballarat and a roughly 1.45-hour drive from the city of Melbourne (depending on the state of traffic!).
Driving from Ballarat, you can stop through Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Kyneton, and Heathcote. It’s a really lovely little drive.
We have put together a little list of things to do in Nagambie:
➼ Stay at the Mitchelton Estate Winery.
➼ Visit The Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art. it features some of the largest works produced by Australia’s most revered Indigenous artists.
➼ Visit Victoria’s oldest family-owned winery, Tahbilk Winery. This stunning and rustic winery dates back to 1860 and is known for its Marsanne and other white varieties.
➼ Stop in at the Nagambie Brewery and Gin Distillery, their in-house Gin is amazing! Be sure to request a seat on the deck overlooking the lake.
➼ Grab some pastries and a coffee at the famous local Nagambie Bakery.
➼ Take a short drive to check out the Goulburn Weir.
➼ Stop by the Black Caviar statue on High Street. This famous racehorse was born at Gilgai Farm in Nagambie in August 2006 and made history in 2013 when she became the first horse to win 25 races from 25 starts.
➼ Have a picnic by the foreshore of Lake Nagambie.
➼ Drive Across Kirwans Bridge. At 310 meters, this is the longest timber bridge in Victoria that is still in use.
➼ Check out the small selection of local stores on High Street that include antique shops, indoor plants, unique wares, and op shops.
We love to feature new places to visit around Victoria. Keep an eye out for more posts from our Visit Victoria Spotlight Series coming soon.