Townships

Amphitheatre

Population: 300
School:  Primary School

Amphitheatre was originally located further south of its current location, in the natural Amphitheatre that exists which is where the town got its name. Amphitheatre is now known as the dessert capital of the region which is home of senses desserts award winning ice-cream.

Avoca

Population: 1200
School:  Primary School,  Pre School

The township of Avoca is a must stay destination in the Pyrenees ranges. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, food and wine, or adventure, you will find it all here.The gorgeous main street has maintained a historic façade that harkens back to the gold rush days. Cafes, speciality shops and galleries now line the main street, creating an excellent stopping point to break your journey before heading out to some of the many local attractions. When in Avoca, a visit to local wineries is a must – there are over 30 to choose from.

www.avoca.vic.au

Beaufort

Population: 1400
School: Secondary School, Primary School, Early Childhood Centre

One of the larger townships in the Pyrenees, Beaufort offers visitors a wonderful taste of all the region has to offer. The township is dotted with small cafes and eateries serving local produce and home made treats, craft and antique shops that are exhibiting and selling beautifully crafted pieces and galleries displaying local artist works.

Beaufort Lake provides the opportunity for many water activities from fishing and boating, skiing and swimming.

The Buangor State Park and the Mount Cole State Forest are just around the corner providing adventurers with the space and terrain they need to partake in hiking; mountain bike and dirt bike riding; four-wheel driving; hang gliding and paragliding.

Landsborough

Population: 260
School:  primary School

The picturesque town of Landsborough is nestled at the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges and was established in 1862 during the gold rush era. Evidence of its gold mining history can be seen in and around the town today along with amazing art, cycling tracks, 4WD tracks, bush walking, bird watching and picnicking.

www.facebook.com/LandsboroughVic

Lexton

Population: 150

Lexton is home to the historic Pyrenees Hotel. This magnificent two storey building was built in 1845 in the height of the goldrush days. The hotel is renowned for its great country hospitality and great value hotel meals.

Moonambel

Population: 270
School:  Primary School

The beautiful valley of and surrounds of Moonambel provide the perfect spot to explore our natural environment. There are over 15 wineries within a 10km radius for you to experience. It is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand!

www.moonambel-pyrenees.com

Snake Valley

Population: 330
School: Primary School

Snake Valley came into existence as a goldrush settlement. As it became a more established community, its buildings also became more permanent in nature. One such building is the simple Norman-style Snake Valley Methodist Church, constructed in 1908-09 to replace the existing church.

Waubra

Population: 500
School:  Primary School,  Pre School

Waubra was known as ‘Springs’ until 1888 and is now home to the picturesque Waubra Windfarms where the maximum height of the turbines is 119.8m high. Because of the towns location, at certain times of the year, town folk enjoy the sun rising over Mount Beckworth and setting behind Mount Misery.

     
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