“Werribee” is a Wathaurong phrase that means “spine” and the Werribee River flows some 110 kilometres from its supply within the Blackwood Ranges. Additionally it is residence to platypuses, who’re most lively at daybreak and nightfall. To identify a platypus it’s worthwhile to be by the water’s edge, transfer slowly and speak quietly. Eynesbury locals have noticed the little animals looking within the water alongside the banks of the Werribee River in a beautiful waterhole at Lozzbert Reserve on the nook of Greigs Street and Exford Street.
The pastoralist historical past of Eynesbury has been nicely preserved by at present’s builders – the homestead is a restaurant, the bluestone workmen’s quarters now golf membership amenities and the previous grain silos and butchery have additionally been built-in. In the event you just like the spooky and wish to poke round these historic environs after darkish then think about the Eynesbury Homestead Dinner and Ghost Excursions which run the third Friday night of every month. The $75 ticket features a two-course candle-lit dinner and 90-minute tour which incorporates tales instructed across the “haunted” lake, eerie stables, an deserted meat room and servants quarters.
Guide on 1300 390 119 or go to lanternghosttours.com.
Below the shade of the sugar gum timber, sprawled out across the previous homestead, you will discover 75-100 marquees inhabited by both farmers, producers or makers on the fourth Sunday of each month (9am-2pm) on the Eynesbury Market. You will discover a few of our greatest growers comparable to Rita Faranda who, alongside along with her household, grows nice Italian greens comparable to cime de rape, chicory, garlic greens, broad beans and artichokes on their farm at Werribee South. Then there’s Sage Farm – beef growers who’ve a regenerative farm at Bannockburn. Look out for the croissants from France at Residence and the hand riveted copper jewelry from Deegan Designs. With meals vans and two dwell bands, the market has a festival-like environment.
four x four
Ever wished to take your 4WD up breathtakingly steep hills, down breakneck drops then by means of a river crossing? Then think about a 4WD coaching day at Melbourne four x four Proving Floor. This can be a purpose-built course hewn into the facet of the Werribee Gorge and on a day-long coaching course you will be taught from a professional teacher the way to deal with actually daunting trying tracks utilizing your car. Included is morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
135 Dukelows Street, Mount Cottrell, Value is $300 for the primary individual after which $230 for the second individual. (03) 9748 1202; melbourne4x4.com.au
Cobbledick’s Ford Streamside Reserve
It’s one in all Melbourne’s true hidden secrets and techniques, an 1860 cobblestone river ford on an previous horse-drawn coach street subsequent to a historic swimming gap. Close to Mount Cottrell, Cobbledicks Ford Street crosses the Werribee River – it is a 4WD solely crossing. Subsequent to it’s a reserve that gives an outstanding shaded riverside picnic spot. Whereas the encompassing countryside is naked, parched and trashed with burnt-out vehicles and family garbage, the riverside is inexperienced, lush and a fantastic place to search for water birds, eagle nests and platypus.
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