Welcome to the wonderful Nagambie Lakes Region


Population approx 3000. A historic town with foundations laid in its rivers and lakes, where once upon a time the waterways were used to keep the vital life line open to its residents and nearby towns. Nestled around Nagambie are world class wineries:

  • Tahbilk Wines last year won the Wine Maker of the Year approx 12km
  • Mitchelton Wines approx 13km
  • we also have small boutique vineyards scattered around the countryside


Population approx 800. A historic town with many claims to the Kellys, Ned Kelly’s father “Red” lays at rest in Avenel Cemetery. You will find his resting place close to the corner fence, with white arched small fencing around it. Also in Avenel is his home, no longer standing but the tree by his home remains. Also there is the river where Ned at the age of 10, saved a young boy Richard Shelton from drowning. Richard Shelton also rests at Avenel cemetery. The local Court House (red building on the opposite corner of the cemetery) is where Ned’s fist criminal offence was heard and trialled.


Population Approx 150. Gold Mining town with War torn history. Gold was discovered here in 1868 and the population suddenly leapt to 12 000. A township was surveyed in 1869 and named 'Moormbool' although lack of water proved a problem with some of the material allegedly washed in beer. The alluvial gold rapidly disappeared and by late 1870 the population had declined to 150. The death-knell came in 1870 when a flood swamped the mining endeavours and destroyed numerous buildings. Many of the remaining structures were moved elsewhere. In the Second World War a prisoner-of-war camp was set up with internees from a sunken German warship imprisoned.


Population approx 13,000. Echuca became one of Australia's busiest inland ports, with paddle steamers ferrying supplies throughout Australia's interior via the river network. Improving road and rail transport eventually took over, with cargo transport on the river through the Port of Echuca ceasing in the very early 1900s. Since then, agriculture and tourism have developed as Echuca's main industries.