When: Queens Birthday Long Weekend 2013
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Daily
Info: The Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod show is a great family day out, with free admission, kids amusements in the park and plenty of food and refreshments on sale.
This Holiday Planner is designed for you so you can just pack up the car, jump on a train or get off the freeway and visit our beautiful and diverse region. It features suggested touring options that showcase the region; you’ll have township, accommodation, dining and attraction information at your fingertips; design your holiday around activities that appeal to you!
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Kilmore – Seymour – Nagambie – Shepparton – Longwood – Yea
Myriad Glass Studio, Kilmore is where well-known artist Marina Villani not only creates and showcases her work, but teaches others eager to experience glass art. Stunning glass mosaics, jewellery, sun-catchers and face masks are just some of the pieces you can learn to create.
Old Post Office Seymour Gallery and Restaurant is a premier regional commercial art gallery that presents continuously-changing exhibitions of internationally-acclaimed Australian artists’ work. The licensed restaurant is central within the circa 1872 gallery, creating an elegant, relaxed atmosphere. Nearby Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie showcases exquisite pieces in its art gallery below the famous Mitchelton tower.
Gallery Kaiela, Shepparton encourages a greater understanding and respect of local Aboriginal culture, identity and heritage by providing local Aboriginal artists the opportunity to promote their internationally-recognised South East Australian painting style. Shepparton Art Gallery is well-known for its comprehensive collection of Australian ceramics, important landscape paintings and works on paper and also exhibits contemporary Australian art.
Moooving Art is Greater Shepparton’s unique public art exhibition of life-sized 3D fibreglass cows, each with a unique design and persona. There are more than 100 Moooving Art cows dotted across the region – follow them on Twitter and Facebook, or check out the website.
Rockery Gemstone Museum, Longwood is full of the most intriguing gems, crystals and minerals from Australia and around the world. Check out the fabulous fossils, meteorites and fluorescent minerals in colours that will amaze you. You’ll also find unique jewellery and gifts.
Yea’s Gallery 34 showcases regional and well-known artists, with exhibitions complemented by handmade ceramics, jewellery and stationery.
Gardens and Galleries
Marysville – Acheron – Strath Creek
Enjoy a magic day with a meandering drive through diverse natural terrain, featuring towering trees, rolling hills and fertile farmland. Delight in the unique combination of gardens and galleries and even a gallery within a garden!
Begin your day wandering through Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden, Marysville. Nestled in a lush rainforest setting lives a collection of unforgettable characters lovingly hand crafted. A world rich with fantasy and insightful beauty awaits you.
Continue on up the road to Rennie’s at Acheron, a beautifully manicured garden which is home to the gallery of Marian Rennie. Soak up the ambience and enjoy the extraordinary art, fabulous food and beautiful gardens.
Further along the meandering road you’ll discover Banksia Gallery and Gardens, Strath Creek. Immerse yourself in the open garden along trail walks featuring Australian natives, a bush-tucker garden, labelled native plant display and a labelled olive grove.