Tourism in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees Wine Region, about half an hour outside Ballarat, is the sort of place you can visit on a day trip or quite happily potter around for a week – however long you manage to stretch your trip out for, you can’t really help but have your fair share of delicious food and locally produced wine.

There are dozens of cellar doors where you can pick up a bottle or two or enjoy a relaxing lunch. Five Pyrenees wineries have been awarded 5 red stars in wine critic James Halliday’s most recent Australian Wine Companion.

Eating and drinking isn’t all there is to do here – it’s a gorgeous part of the country, with great spots to picnic, bushwalk, mountain bike and 4WD in the Mount Cole and Pyrenees State Forests – some tracks most suitable for the super experienced.

Visit Pyrenees is Pyrenees Shire Council's tourism website, accessible via Visit Pyrenees.

Pyrenees Shire Council have developed a Marketing Strategy and Recovery Plan to attract travellers back to the Pyrenees Region post Covid. The strategy provides Council with an effective approach to marketing the Pyrenees that is both proactive and forward thinking. You can view the strategy here: Pyrenees-Shire-Council-Marketing-Strategy-and-COVID-19-Recovery-Plan-V2.pdf(PDF, 27MB)

Our Tourism Visitor Information Centres specialise in helping you find what you are looking for and to help plan your memorable visit to the Pyrenees. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can provide visitors and residents with reliable information on things to do and see, provide you with maps and guidebooks, accommodation and dining options. Our friendly staff will share their local knowledge and tips to make your visit an unforgettable one.

Avoca Information Centre                                                       
122 High Street, Avoca                                                              
Phone: 1800 206 622                                                                 

Beaufort Community Resource Centre  
72 Neill Street, Beaufort
Phone: 03 5349 1180