St Arnaud is pretty much the epicenter of Victoria and gives this location six major highways or roads pass through this delightful small town. St Arnaud is like many in this region a ‘gold rush’ town. From an economic perspective St Arnaud as with others leeks much business to Bendigo and Ballarat, each just an hour away. The narrow main street gives an air of busyness.

St Arnaud is named after French marshal Jacques Leroy de Saint Arnaud commander-in-chief of the army of the East and one of quite a number of towns, streets etc. named after people and places of the Crimean War. T

he town was settled in the mid 1850s, the post office opening on 1 February 1856.

The town features many well-preserved historic buildings which line the main thoroughfare of Napier Street, including a generous collection of pubs.

A number of attractive gardens exist in town, including Pioneer Park, the Queen Mary Botanic Gardens, the Market Square garden’s adjacent to the council offices and Lord Nelson Park which offers sporting facilities as well as attractions such as the old Lord Nelson Mine and views from Wilson's Hill.

St Arnaud has the remnants of many grand and high profile pubs, but only two are currently active.

All of the religious faiths are represented with century plus classic and beautiful buildings.

The St Arnaud Historical Museum is in the centre of the town.And the Bible Museum is on the Eastern edge of the cbd

The St Arnaud War Memorial is acknowledged with both cenotaph and hall.

St Arnaud is a really nice spot and to get the most out of the town allow a couple of days.

Heritage diary


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