Myrtleford wears its working history proudly, with remnants of its once ubiquitous tobacco farming and Italian heritage still clearly evident throughout town and in its annual festivals. Some of the region’s most authentic eateries are in Myrtleford, and the town is close to a number of thriving wineries and food producers.
Myrtleford, The Intermingling of Cultures
Myrtleford wears its working history proudly, with remnants of its once ubiquitous tobacco farming and Italian heritage still clearly evident throughout town and in its annual festivals. Some of the region’s most authentic eateries are in Myrtleford, and the town is close to a number of thriving wineries and food producers. Myrtleford has evolved into a modern town that caters to a wide variety of visitors.
If it’s food and wine you’re interested in, Myrtleford has you covered. From the Moroccan-inspired Cafe Fez, the Indian influences of Cafe Chakra, through to the strong Italian beat of Bastoni Pizzeria, your taste buds will be well catered for.
For those who prefer to self-cater, buy your own fresh produce at the Myrtleford Farmers Market, which is held on the fourth Saturday of each month 8.30am-12.30pm at the Piazza,
add in a cool climate wine from one of the local wineries, including Michelini Wines or Gapsted Wines, and you’re set for a rewarding foodie experience!
Once fed, enjoy a short but steep walk up Reform Hill for unparalleled views of the Ovens Valley through to Mount Buffalo. Or for a more sedate yet equally rewarding experience, enjoy a stroll around the town’s well preserved historic sites.
Discover the Local Area
Porepunkah, Bright and Mt Buffalo are all within easy reach of Myrtleford. Just 20 minutes to the south-east you will find the quaint town of Porepunkah, popular with families due to its laid-back nature, parks, playgrounds, and family-friendly accommodation options. Just a few minutes further and you will find yourself in beautiful Bright. Here you can immerse yourself in the fabulous foodie scene, there’s so many amazing places to eat in Bright you will find everything from fine dining to casual pub fare. Get pampered at a local day spa, take to the hills with your mountain bike or head to nearby slopes of Falls Creek or Mount Hotham. There’s also great fishing, hiking and swimming spots nearby – you can choose to do as little or as much as you like! If you’re after cosy cottages, Bright Victoria has a broad range of charming accommodation options – check out our listings online now and book your next getaway today.
A short distance from Bright is the ‘crown jewel’ of Victoria’s High Country, Mount Buffalo. Offering spectacular views and everything from peaceful nature walks to action-packed adventures, Mount Buffalo is a nature-lovers paradise and the ideal place to explore the region. Mt Buffalo, now only offers camping for those that wish to overnight so for nearby accommodation or holiday homes your nearest options are in Bright and surrounding locations, reach out to the team at Alpine Valley Getaways today to find out more.