Nagambie

Overview

The township of Nagambie lies along the banks of the picturesque Lake Nagambie and is a popular tourist destination boasting sunny days and country lifestyle alongside distinguished buildings and illustrious scenery.

The beauty and hospitality of Nagambie will keep film makers coming back again and again!

History

The first white men in the district belonged to the party of explorer Thomas Mitchell which crossed the Goulburn River just to the south-west at what became Mitchellstown. Overlanders followed in his footsteps and therefore used the same river crossing, as did the postman on the mail route from Melbourne to Sydney, established in 1838.

It was at this crossing that John Clark built the first licensed inn outside of Melbourne in the territory that would later become Victoria. That same year Mitchellstown became the first inland townsite in Victoria to be surveyed (though it never developed) and it was here that the survivors of the massacre at Benalla arrived, also in 1838.

A hotel, church and blacksmith were set up to cater to the through-traffic of teamsters journeying along the river system to Adelaide.

Places of interest

The Nagambie Historical Museum
St Malachy's Catholic Church
Lake Nagambie
Goulburn River
Goulburn Weir
David Traeger Wines
Chateau Tahbilk
Mitchelton Winery, Mitchellstown
Twelve Acres Winery, Bailieston
Goulburn River Cruises

Accommodation

For further information contact the friendly staff at the Nagambie Visitor Information Centre:

Address: Cnr. Goulburn Valley Highway & Moss Roads, Wahring
Telephone toll free: 1800 444 647
Telephone: 03 5794 7263
Facsimile:
Email: nagambietourism@fastmail.com.au

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Town statistics

Population 1,200
Distance from Melbourne 123 kilometres, 85 miles and 1 hour 30 minutes driving time
Road access Hume Freeway

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