From here you can view the township of Heathcote, which is reputed to have the longest main street in the southern hemisphere. Take a hike down to the Powder magazine. Witness a spectacular array of orchids, or just sit and listen to the harmony of the Grey Shrike Thrush birdsong – A relatively easy climbing hour and half round walk or, take the car and drive up – well worth the view.
Imagine you‘re sitting on the top of the world where Victoria’s remaining Box Ironbark forests disappear into the hazy horizon in all directions around you. Views from Mt Ida should inspire even the hardest to please outdoor enthusiast.
Good to take the car…. A more challenging walk.
This interesting and colourful phenomenon was created by early gold mining activities. Sluicing work was carried on until the early 1880’s and it was in this period that work in the Pink Cliff’s area revealed these colourful “hills”. Take a picnic and spend time meandering about the reserve
Oil paintings of the working horse and stoneware pottery for the garden. Steeped in history, the stables were built in the 1850’s.