MYRTLEFORD

Myrtleford is the next of those Victorian Towns that if possible time the visit for autumn. Myrtleford is a very pretty and prosperous town. Myrtleford is also on the Great Alpine Highway that is travelled to get to the Victorian Alps and ski fields.

European settlement began in the early 19th century and from 1837, the township of Myrtleford was a remote cattle run known as the Myrtle Creek Run.  When gold was discovered in the Buckland Valley, thousands of diggers had to cross Myrtle Creek on their way to the goldfields. A small township developed around the fording place, with the name of Myrtleford consequently adopted.

Myrtleford is the largest town in the Alpine Shire and is an important commercial centre in the Ovens and Buffalo River Valley. Agriculture and timber are important industries in the area. Tobacco was for many years a major crop in the area until the industry closed down in 2006. Farming is an important industry; vineyards, walnuts and chestnuts, blueberries and raspberries, cherries, apples, kiwifruit, olives, vegetables, hops, beef and dairy cattle are all prevalent farming pursuits in the Myrtleford region.

Myrtleford has a vibrant main street.

The early times also included the growth of Tobacco.

The Churches in Myrtleford are a mix of old and new but the Anglican is a nice design with the traditional stain glass windows.

The Railway Hotel is a magnificent pub. The place deserves a visit.

The other hotels traditional.

The War Memorial is in the centre of town.

The Museum is located a block back from the cbd.

Myrtleford is a really great little town and deserves a stopover. If only to check out the Railway.

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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