Population 2773

Euroa was the scene of one of Ned Kelly's most infamous acts. In 1878 the notorious bushranger staged a daring robbery, rounding up some 50 hostages and making off with money and gold worth nearly £2000. The Strathbogie Ranges, once one of the Kelly Gang's hideouts, now provide a scenic backdrop to the town, and the region really comes to life in spring, when stunning wildflowers bloom. During this time and in autumn a number of private gardens are open to the public.

Visitor Information

Strathbogie Ranges Tourism Information Service, BP Service Centre, 29–33 Tarcombe St; (03) 5795 3677

Nearby national parks

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

  • Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park

    This is old goldmining country, and eroded gullies, scattered relics and old mine shafts recall the heady days of the 1850s. The park...more

Nearby towns

  • Nagambie

    Nagambie is found between Seymour and Shepparton on the Goulburn Valley Highway. The town is on the shores of Lake Nagambie, which was...more

  • Benalla

    Motorists from Melbourne entering Benalla will notice the Rose Gardens positioned beside the highway a short distance before Lake Benalla –...more

  • Shepparton

    Shepparton is a popular destination for conferences and sporting events, and so has plenty of modern accommodation and good restaurants in...more

In Town

Farmers Arms Historical Museum The museum features displays explaining the history of Ned Kelly and Eliza Forlonge; Eliza and her sister are said to have imported the first merino sheep into Victoria. Open Fri–Mon afternoons; Kirkland Ave.

Walking trail: self-guided trail to see the rich history and architecture of the town, including the National Bank building and the post office, both in Binney St; brochure available from visitor centre.

Seven Creeks Park: good freshwater fishing, particularly for trout; Kirkland Ave.


Faithfull Creek Waterfall: 9 km NE.

Longwood: includes the delightful White Hart Hotel and horse-drawn carriage rides; 14 km SW.

Gooram Falls: a scenic drive takes in the falls and parts of the Strathbogie Ranges; 20 km SE.

Locksley: popular for gliding and parachuting; 20 km SW.

Polly McQuinns Weir: historic river crossing and reservoir; Strathbogie Rd; 20 km SE.

Mt Wombat Lookout: spectacular views of surrounding country and the Australian Alps; 25 km SE.

Blue Wren Lavender Farm: lavender products and Devonshire tea; Boho South; 28 km E.

Avenel Maze: Ned Kelly–themed maze; open Thurs–Mon, school and public holidays; 37 km SW.

Fishing spots near town

Goulburn River 55 km

The Goulburn River from Eildon Pondage to Alexandra is one of the most popular stretches of trout water in Victoria. Places like Thornton, ‘Gilmore’s Bridge’ and the Breakaway, where the Acheron River... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Indigenous tour - Shepparton 45 km

A free, short, bush-tucker tour is available from the Bangerang Cultural Centre in Shepparton. You will need to book, but you can visit the centre on weekdays to see the wide range of artefacts from the area, and from... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Ruffy Produce Store

Apart from a fire shed with a few trucks, there’s not much in Ruffy (population: a handful) in the heart of the Strathbogie Ranges. So what a delightful surprise to happen upon this culinary oasis that offers... Find out more

Campsites around town

James camping area 35 km

The campsites in this small reserve are only 50 m from the fishing in Moonee Moonee Creek. There are toilets here and you can draw water from the creek, though obviously boil or treat it before use. Horesriders and 4WD... Find out more

Strayleaves Caravan Park 43 km

Strayleaves is a peaceful park in Shepparton with flat, grassy campsites that are scrupulously tended, and – as befits the name – lots of foliage. Each of the sites has sullage, and there’s a... Find out more

Samaria Well camping area 44 km

The level camping area at Samaria Well is situated in the midst of serene bushland at the northern perimeter of the park. Head south of here down Mt Samaria Rd to tackle the steep climb up to the summit of the... Find out more

Molesworth Caravan Park 46 km

There are decent facilities at Molesworth Caravan Park, including a laundry, showers and BBQs. It's located in a riverside reserve, signposted north off the hwy to the west of the bridge over the Goulburn River.... Find out more

Major Creek Reserve camping area 46 km

The camping area at Major Creek Reserve is accessed via Mitchellstown Rd, which departs the Goulburn Valley Hwy about 6 km south of Nagambie and heads west through an old quartz-mining area. There’s plenty of flat... Find out more

Wild Dog Creek Falls camping area (walk-in camping) 46 km

Along the walking track leading from Mt Samaria Rd over to Wild Dog Falls is the falls campground, set within a grove of blue gums. The cascades themselves are well worth a look, particularly as there’s an... Find out more

Spring Creek Sawmill camping area 48 km

At the Spring Creek Sawmill site, you’ll find what’s left of the substantial timber-cutting operation that began working the forest here in the 1920s, including several kilns. Near here is the beginning of a... Find out more

Camphora camping area (walk-in camping) 48 km

After taking the signposted access route of Mt Samaria Rd, you’ll need to park the car or bike and walk the remaining 500 m to the Camphora site. After you’ve set up your camp, continue south down Mt Samaria... Find out more

Mountaineer Creek camping area (walk-in and boat-based camping) 49 km

Mountaineer Creek is up in the northern section of Lake Eildon National Park, where you can really get away from it all. The camping area is situated on peaceful Stone Bay and can only be accessed by boat or on foot.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Euroa Caravan and Cabin Park 1 km

Just a short walk to the centre of town, this park stretches along the banks of the creek. It is a good spot in a lovely setting and has a large number of tourist sites. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Honeysuckle Caravan Village 19 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Freeway, this smaller park has good facilities and is ideal for a one- or two-night stay in this quiet rural environment.... Find out more

Big4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park 40 km

Located on the southern approaches to Shepparton, this park has undergone substantial redevelopment and is now a tourist park with great facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Gateway Lifestyle Shepparton East Holiday Park 42 km

On the Midland Highway 5 km to the east of Shepparton, and close to the Shepparton bypass, this quality park in a rural setting has great amenities and facilities including a tennis court. As with most parks in this... Find out more

Victoria Lake Holiday Park 43 km

Set on the shores of Victoria Park Lake, this picturesque place is centrally located on the main highway 1 km south of the city centre. With good facilities and great waterfront sites, it is the park we like to stay at... Find out more

Goulburn River Tourist Park 50 km

This park is about 1 km from the town centre in a quiet off-highway location on the banks of the Goulburn River. The park offers good clean facilities and is easily accessible. There are canoes for hire. Bookings... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Forlonge B&B

Traditional B&B and self-catering accommodation are offered in a private wing of this comfortable country home set in a large rambling garden. The King Garden Suite has a large ensuite and spa, with the bedroom... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Balmattum rest area 7 km

62km NE of Seymour (L)  

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Calder Woodburn rest area 29 km

31km N of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway. For northbound only.

Nalinga rest area 38 km

33km NW of Benalla (L) or 28km SE of Shepparton (R)

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.

Coach Road rest area 38 km

89km S of Benalla (L)

Just off the freeway among a few trees. For southbound only.

Grass Tree rest area 42 km

11km NE of Seymour (L) 

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Taungurung rest area 44 km

19km S of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For southbound only.

Mooroopna rest area 44 km

At Mooroopna

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

Koriella rest area 45 km

25km E of Yea (L) or 6km NW of Alexandra (R)

Large area adjacent to the highway. Good shade.

Sheepwash Lagoon rest area 46 km

11km E of Yea (R) or 20km W of Alexandra (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.      

Casey Weir rest area 46 km

9km NW of Benalla (L) or 52km SE of Shepparton (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Broken River.

Trawool rest area 50 km

10km SE of Seymour (L) or 28km NW of Yea (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

King Parrot Creek rest area 51 km

21km SE of Seymour (L) or 17km NW of Yea (R)

Well off the highway under some large trees.

Yea East rest area 52 km

1km E of Yea (R) or 30km W of Alexandra (L)

Just off the highway under shady trees.

Mokoan No. 1 rest area 55 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.

What's on around town

Miniature steam-train rides: Turnbull St; last Sun each month.

Wool Week: Oct.

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