A picturesque short drive from Bendigo through the undulating hills of this well-known wine region is where you will find all that Heathcote has to offer.
Founded in the 1850’s, the countryside is steeped in gold rush history. Take a stroll past historic buildings and fine Victorian architecture with the Old Gaol, Courthouse and Council Chamber.
Today, Heathcote, a 35 minutes drive away from Bendigo, has a reputation for producing some of the finest Shiraz in the world alongside regional produce. Take the time to sample seriously good reds, country pub fares, arts n crafts and small town essentials that make this region what it is.
Explore unique landscapes and natural reserves. In addition to water sports or a picnic at Lake Eppalock, you will be spoiled for choice.
Here are a few things you might or might not know about Heathcote:
- Heathcote boasts Australia’s longest country town main street.
- Renowned for its Shiraz, Heathcote is home to some of Australia’s best reds.
- Heathcote is surrounded by the largest remaining Box-Ironbark forest in Victoria.
- Heathcote is a favoured place for Astronomers to view the dark sky.
- The stained glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Victoria was made by Heathcote artist Leonard French.