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Golden Plains is renowned for its award winning wines of the Moorabool Valley, iconic festivals, breathtaking natural beauty and open spaces.

Rolling green hills, golden fields, rugged bush landscapes and rocky volcanic plains span the region from its historic gold mining towns in the north, to the river valleys in its south.

Savour award winning wine and bountiful local produce that is showcased in quality local eateries and available at markets, cafes and cellar doors.

Discover stunning natural scenery, enjoy an outdoor adventure at your own pace and experience the unique and authentic local charm of the Golden Plains region for yourself.

All of this is located just a stone's throw from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and the Surfcoast.


Smythesdale Country Market

Third Saturday of every moth except January, 9am to 1pm
Historic Precinct, Brooke St, Smythesdale 
Featuring fresh produce, craft stalls and delicious food ready to eat. For more information,
ph 03 5342 8751.

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Golden Plains Farmers’ Markets

First Saturday of every month, 8.30am to 12.30pm, High St Bannockburn.
An authentic farmers' market accredited with the VFMA guests are guaranteed the very best farmers and makers of the region have to offer. Fresh vegetables, fine wine, artisan breads, local free range meats, cheeses, gourmet tarts and much more, the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market is a one-stop-shop for premium, fresh produce. With live music, family entertainment, espresso coffee and the aroma of fresh baking pastries adrift, the Market offers a lively atmosphere for patrons of all ages. Read More >


Meredith Music Festival

Friday 9 to Sunday 11 December, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre.

The 26th Meredith is still proudly BYO, with no commercial sponsors to disturb you from the haven of The Sup'. One Stage Fits All - with a new Sound System, world’s-best-practice facilities and all the other marvellocities of the lush, spacious Funpark that is the Supernaturallest Amphitheatre on Earth.

Golden Plains Arts Trail 2017

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March, across Golden Plains Shire 

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

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Phone: 03 5220 7100 | Fax: 03 5220 7100 |PO Box 111, Bannockburn VIC 3331
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