Maindample Victoria

Maindample History and  Things to See and Do Maindample was named after the Maindample Pastoral Run near the twin hills known as The Paps and was first surveyed as a township and area in 1875. However, the township was well and truly established by 1868 with the gold rush era and boasted five hotels and three stores with an estimated 1000 … Read More

Merton, Victoria

Merton is a small town on the west of Bonnie Doon. It is one of the gateways to Mansfield Shire and is the first town you’ll came across when approaching the Shire from Melbourne.  Set on the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges in north-east of Victoria. To the Southeast lies Lake Eildon, and it is also near to Mount Samaria State Park. It is approximately a two hour drive to … Read More

Christ Church

The most unique features of Bonnie Doon are the township’s three historic places of worship. Located at the water’s edge, amicably side-by-side, the Anglican, Uniting and Catholic Churches date back to pioneer days and pay tribute to the cooperative community spirit of the area’s early settlers.  Upon entering Christ Church, your focus is instantly drawn to the altar wall with … Read More

Bonnie Doon Adventure

Bonnie Doon is located in the northeast part of Victoria. although it’s a small and humble town it offers visitors lot’s of exciting things to do like: Bush walking, strolling across the Bonnie Doon Bridge, Fishing, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing in the winter, 4WD, trail bike riding and horse riding. All the action activities you could wish for….but for those who … Read More

Victoria’s Longest Rail Trail

Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail Victoria The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail (GRHCRT) is the longest  continuous rail trail in Australia traversing 134 kilometres through north, north east Victoria. Set on a former railway easement, this trail can be cycled, walked or ridden in either direction. If a shorter trip is more your style, there are loads of sections … Read More

The Gateway To High Country

Bonnie Doon is a small and humble town situated in North East Victoria on the edge of Lake Eildon and considered as the Gateway to The HIGH COUNTRY. It is most well known these days as a holiday and weekend destination for bushwalkers, trail bike riders, off-road 4WD enthusiasts and fishermen. Many motor cycle and car clubs use Bonnie Doon … Read More

Bonnie Doon Review

Bonnie Doon is a small township situated on the Maroondah Highway just 21 km west of Mansfield. The explorers Hume and Hovell first passed through the area in 1824 and it was first settled in 1834. The township was established in the 1860’s  and named ‘Doon’ after the town of that name in Ireland. A post office was opened in October … Read More

Hot Air Ballooning

This is an experience which you will certainly not forget. Picture yourself floating gently and peacefully across the land laid out in miniature for your inspection patch work of colors and patterns. Time seems to stand still as you are suspended between earth and sky. Weather permitting, take off is at dawn and flights, ranging from 30-60 minutes. Experience and enjoy … Read More

Adrenalin Quad Bikes

Feel the thrill and exhilaration of riding off road with Adrenalin Quad Bikes. Is a real adventure what you are looking for? Go riding with Adrenalin Quad Bikes on 450 acres of exhilarating off road tracks. No previous experience is required, just a desire to do something different, challenging and above all great fun! All bikes are fully automatic and … Read More

Fishing and Watersports

Bonnie Doons proximity to Lake Eildon, Lake Nillahcootie and the Goulburn, Howqua and Delatite Rivers make it an ideal base for lake, river and fly fishing.