Take a journey to Heathcote, nestled in a tranquil bush setting at the foot of the McIvor and McHarg Ranges. Founded in the 1850s, the heritage streetscape reflects the town's gold rush past but it's the wineries and regional produce that are the major drawcard.
Meet the winemakers
Heathcote wine region has a reputation for producing some of the finest shiraz in the world along with other high quality varieties of red. Experience it for yourself. Taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round, or visit in October when the local winemakers showcase their iconic wines at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.
On the land
For those keen on bushwalking and photography, visit the Pink Cliffs Reserve on the edge of town. Wander across this unique landscape and discover mini gorges, wildflowers and wildlife.
To cook something special using the local produce, drop into Cellar and Store on main street for all your provisions, or treat yourself to a long lunch among the vines at Flynns or Shelmerdine wineries.
Things to do
The Heathcote wine region, just south of Bendigo, is regarded as one of the finest areas for shiraz in Australia.