Eurora is 148km north east of Melbourne in Strathbogie half way between Benalla and Seymour. Its name means Joyful in the old Aboriginal dialect. The National Bank in the town was once robbed by Ned Kelly the famous bushranger. The bank is in Binney Street and is near other attractions such as the Eurora Hotel, which has been open since 1884. The Post Office was built in 1890 and Blairgowrie House also from 1890.
Plunketts Winery, Euroa, Victoria
Regarded as Victoria’s Thoroughbred Capital, Euroa is home to some of the finest horse studs in the country. The gentle rolling landscape is prime position for some of the local wineries in the area. Plunketts Winery is south of Euroa and worthy of an afternoon tea and wine sampling. Euroa has some great cafés and restaurants that serve local produce and offer a relaxing, casual atmosphere. Sarah Anderson
Euroa Bakery, Victoria
The humble meat pie sold at the Euroa Bakery is memorable not only for its great taste, but also because it is one of the few bakeries that sell a square pie today. Some of the best cakes and biscuits can be purchased here and are all made on site. The manager tells me that customers come from as far as Sydney to buy their home made Wagon Wheels and Apple Cakes to take with them on their journey. This makes it certainly worth a lunch time visit. Sarah Anderson
The Seven Creeks Hotel, Euroa Victoria
The Seven Creeks Hotel is one of the more popular venues for locals and visitors alike. Featured on television many times, owner and operator Annie says that she brings with her years of experience a little bit of class and sophistication to the bush. Hailing from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Annie has been running the Sevens for many years and has seen the Hotel’s restaurant grow in popularity during this time. Sarah Anderson