Avoca is a small town on the St Arnaud to Maryborough Road. Avoca is one of those towns that have the big wide thoroughfare as the main street. A railway in an earlier era ran up the main road. Avoca is a heritage town and has quite a bit going for it. Definitely a stop off town.
The explorer and surveyor Thomas Mitchell was the first European recorded to have traveled through the Avoca district.
The town and river were named after Avoca, the village and River Avoca in County Wicklow, Ireland... A few miles to the northeast, bare paddocks mark the site of Homebush, once a flourishing mining village.
In 1853 gold was found at Four Mile Flat, near Avoca, and the main lead at Avoca itself was opened up a few months later. By the beginning of December 1853, the population had increased from 100 to 2,200, and by June the following year, Avoca, with a population of 16,000, was regarded as one of Victoria's more important gold rush districts.
Should the timing be right a coffee or refreshment would go down well in Avoca?