SPEND SOME TIME
REST & RELAX IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDS!
Swanpool Creek farm is a place where you can retreat to rest and relax. You can lie in bed and enjoy the garden through the picture window, sip a cup of tea in the breakfast room or read a book on the chaise lounge on the verandah. Or venture further afield…
You can stroll through private gardens, nap on a picnic rug, enjoy the sunset over the ranges and in the nightime, marvel at the endless stars in the sky. Depending on the time of year you can see kangaroos, wombats and echidnas and enjoy the amazing birdlife in the garden.
Nearby you can try local wines at Kooyonga Creek Cellar door or have a night out at Swanpool Cinema or the Tatong Tavern. Have a coffee and cake at the local antiques barn. Further afield spend the day in the Alpine National park and take a scenic helicopter flight or go 4W Driving, walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
For over 22 years Swanpool Cinema has been screening the best of art house and quality movies, usually as a double feature on Saturday and Sunday nights. Enjoy famous home made choc tops and light meals at the Candy Bar. The Cinema is operated as a not for profit Community Cinema, operated entirely by volunteers. See www.swanpoolcinema.com.au
The Tavern is an English Style Country Inn situated in the small community of Tatong only 12km from here. The Tavern Bar recreates the warm cosy atmosphere of a traditional English country pub, complete with log fires, comfortable seating and fabulous beer.
The Tavern restaurant boasts hearty meals most days of the week with a diverse menu crammed solid with mouth watering food. They can cater for everyone right down to the youngest members of your family. You can even enjoy a glass of Swanpool Creek 2018 Shiraz with your meal see www.tatongtavern.com.au
North East Vineyard Tours
Indulge in some of Australia’s finest food and wine as you explore the marvellous North East Victorian Wine Regions on a winery tour, stopping along the way at wineries and breweries in the King Valley Wine Region, Beechworth Wine Region, Glenrowan Wine Region or Rutherglen Wine Regions.
North East Vineyard Tours offer door to door pick up from Swanpool Creek B&B. Their friendly staff can design a wine tour package to fit your needs, interests and budget See northeastvineyardtours.com.au
Kooyonga Creek Winery
Less than 5min away is the Kooyonga Creek Cellar door where you can taste and buy a range of wines grown on the 8ha family vineyard. Vines were planted in 2000 and include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Luis Simian is the winemaker and has a significant track record of success in North East Victoria and overseas and already has made an impact with the introduction of a King Valley Pinot Grigio for the 2017 and a 2018 Rose that brings together each of their estate grown reds.
Swanpool Butter Factory Antiques
A dairy co-operative and a butter factory were established in the 1890s, later becoming the Swanpool and Moorngag Butter Making and Dairy Co-op and operating until the 1970s.
These days it houses Swanpool Butter Factory Antiques where you can explore rustic collectables, desirable furniture pieces and vintage treasures.
Sit in amongst the antiques and enjoy a coffee and tea with home made cakes.
Mt Samaria, Mt Stirling and Mt Buller
Take a 30min scenic drive through tall eucalyptus forests to Mt Samaria and walk 30min to the top to see spectacular views of the Strathbogies Ranges and the Broken River Valley.
Continue driving to Mansfield and on the way stop to see granite outcrops, waterfalls and historic remains. From Mansfield, drive 30-45min to Mt Stirling and Mt Buller in the Alpine National Park known for its stunning mountain peaks, waterfalls and high plains.
Mt Buller is a resort village with downhill ski and toboganning slopes. Mt Stirling has backcountry (cross country) skiing and snowboarding.