AVOCA

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.

The Avoca War Memorial is a very profound acknowledgement.

There are two classic pubs in Avoca.

The Anglican and United Churches are 100 year plus building.  The Catholic modern.

The Museum is represented by the Historical Society.

Should the timing be right a coffee or refreshment would go down well in Avoca?

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course