Luxury, Boutique and Romantic Accommodation in Goulburn and Central Victoria
Fall in love with the heart of Victoria.
Explore the inner workings of Central Victoria and the Goulburn River
A getaway to Central Victoria and Goulburn can come in all shapes and sizes. There is the outdoorsy side of this region, tempting adventure-lovers with the promise of mountains to scale and sprawling parks to discover. Then there is the area’s heritage; a history that has strong roots in the military as much as bushranger folklore. Much like its neighbouring destinations – Bendigo Goldfields, High Country and Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs – Central Victoria has a strong gourmet presence too, thanks to weekly farmers’ markets, bountiful farm gate stalls and excellent eateries.
From Melbourne, the Hume Freeway carries travellers into the heart of Central Victoria. The road splits at Seymour: the Hume veers right through Violet Town and Benalla while the Goulburn Valley Freeway continues onto Nagambie and Shepparton-Mooroopna. You might jump off the freeway before Seymour however, heading towards Yea and Eildon before looping back to Euroa.
Your Goulburn and Central Victoria itinerary is as diverse as the region itself. Perhaps start by ticking off the area’s indoor pursuits – a smattering of excellent galleries, museums and boutiques. Keep your eyes open for the brightly coloured fibreglass cows that make up the Moooving Art exhibition. These vibrant and patterned bovines are scattered throughout gardens, playgrounds and public spaces surrounding Shepparton. There are more than 90 cows in the collection.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail starts in Tallarook and winds though Yea, forking at Cathkin and heading towards Alexandra or into the edge of High Country. Tackle a section by bike, foot or from horseback, and there are sections of varying lengths and difficulties. Fancy a more leisurely way of seeing the area? Meander between cellar doors, a mix of established names and smaller producers, great local restaurants and buzzy cafes.
Goulburn and Central Victoria has accommodation for every kind of traveller. Expect getaways from intimate cottages and family-friendly farm stays to whole houses and self-contained apartments. Find your next boutique getaway in our range of Goulburn and Central Victoria stays, or browse more luxury accommodation in Victoria.