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The town of Avoca is located in the Pyrenees Shire, within the government area of West Central Highlands in Victoria.

It was once a gold mining town during the 1850s, but today it has a thriving winery and agricultural industry because it’s blessed with the ideal Mediterranean climate and excellent soil.

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Its gold mining history is still very much alive in the heritage buildings found in the Avoca town centre. A major historical attraction is the courthouse, which was erected in 1859.

The war memorial is found between Russell St and Cambridge St. Other notable historic buildings include Lalor’s Pharmacy, the oldest pharmacy in Victoria; the Bakery and Tea Rooms, Avoca Newsagency, Victoria Hotel Complex, and the Albion House, among dozens of others.

West of High Street is where you will find the Avoca River. Its banks are shaded, and there are nearby walking tracks. Across the Avoca River is Lions Park, which is equipped with picnic facilities, a playground, and a shelter.

Wine enthusiasts must not miss a visit to the finest local vineyards. These include Redbank Winery, Mount Avoca Vineyard, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Summerfield, and Moonambel, among others. These wineries are known for producing terrific quality wines, which can be enjoyed in a scenic backdrop.

The stunning Pyrenees Ranges are found west of the town. It guarantees picturesque drives, but if you explore on foot, you will be rewarded with lush greenery and wildlife.

For the best experience, head over to the Pyrenees State Forest where you can spend a day picnicking at the Governor Rock Lookout. A short 200-meter walk from the picnic area will take you to another viewpoint, which provides you with panoramic views of the nearby countryside.

If you are looking for a place to stay, there are quite a few accommodation choices available, which include a caravan park, hotels, motels, cottages and farm stays.

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