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The Central Highlands region in Victoria encompasses both the beauty of the Great Dividing Range and the central outback.There are six main cities in the Central Highlands region including: Alarat, Ballarat , Hepburn, Moorabool and Pyrenees. The area offers a number of natural and historic activities to do and attractions to see!
The Central Highlands is the perfect place to come to escape the Melbourne city for the weekend. Take your pick from the number of comfortable, cottage style accommodation throughout the region and fill your days with walks, tours and long lunches. This region definitely possesses a weekend of indulgence! Taste test local wines at the many wineries, graze on gourmet food and shop your heart out at the various boutique shops.
The Central Highlands is appealing for both families and couples looking for a country escape. There is a mixture of both relaxing and adventurous tours throughout the region. Pack a picnic basket and set your blanket down at one of the many quiet picnic spots. A favourite picnic spot is located at Gong Gong Reservoir Park, a tranquil picnic area will full facilities. Relax by the sounds of the trickling river and take a bushwalk to walk off that lunch!
As a vast forest region making up more than 5 million hectares, the Central Highlands region is a tranquil place, just a short trip away from central Melbourne.
Central Highlands Events & What's On
- Shirley Valentine by HIT Productions Ararat Performing Arts Centre
- 2017 Pyrenees Art Exhibition & Sale Beaufort Shire Hall
- End of Vintage Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard
- Morning Melodies - Make Mumma Proud Alexandra Oval Community Centre
- 2017 Avoca Riverside Market Avoca Riverside Market
- Beaufort Market on Saturdays Beaufort Market
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