Local Attractions

Jerusalem Creek Attractions

The Lake Eildon National Park and surrounds are rich in heritage and natural assets. These combined with local attractions form a host of great activities easily accessible from the Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park. Below are just a few. We also recommend visiting the Parks Victoria Website for some additional information.

Alexandra has a Timber Tramway Museum which also has tram rides on the timber tramway.

National Parks

Cathedral Range State Park is located  between Taggerty and Buxton which offers picturesque bushwalking and camping.

Fishing

Fishing at lake eildon

Fishing at Lake Eildon.Lake Eildon and its tributaries are renowned for their excellent fishing. Popular species include brown and rainbow trout, murray cod, golden perch (yellowbelly) and english perch (redfin). A variety of methods are used to target these species including bait and lure fishing from a boat or from the shore or river bank, trolling from a boat and fly fishing, which is especially popular in the rivers. There are a number of bait and tackle suppliers in the area, including at the Jerusalem Creek kiosk itself. There are also a number of Fly Fishing guides and schools that operate within the Eildon areaHouseboat Holidays Luxury House BoatIt's hard to beat a houseboat holiday and Lake Eildon is houseboat heaven! Cruise around the lake at your leisure and pick your own mooring spot each evening. There are a number of houseboat operators on Lake Eildon. Skiing & Watersports Waterskiing at Lake Eildon

The vast waterway of Lake Eildon provides a perfect destination for water sports and boating enthusiasts. The Jerusalem Creek Marina provides launching and mooring facilities for ski boats and pleasure craft as well as a floating fuel barge and a general store stocking skiing equipment and accessories.

 

Trout Farms

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Lake Eildon Trout Farm

There are a several Trout farms within a short drive from the Jerusalem Creek Marina and Holiday Park. Trout farms are fun and educational to visit and the local ones provide a range of additional exhibits and things to do. The Lake Eildon Trout Farm on the Back Eildon Road at Thornton provides interesting exhibits as well as the opportunity to catch your own fish or purchase fish and a range of local produce.  The trout farm can be contacted on (03) 5773 2377 or by email at eildontroutfarm@bigpond.com.au or try Buxton Trout Farm

Would you like to try your hand at fly fishing?  You will find Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre in Thornton, a neighbouring town of Eildon.  Beginners lessons by the hour, half day or full day.

4WDriving, Trail Bike riding and Mountain Biking

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4WDriving At Lake Eildon

The scope for 4WDriving, Trail Bike riding and Mountain Biking in the mountains around the park is huge. Jerusalem Creek is on the eastern edge of the High Country Goldfields that extend from Jameison to Walhalla and the bush has numerous tracks and ghost towns from the gold mining era. As well as relatively easy drives through the spectacular bush scenery, this area abounds in challenging climbs, descents and river crossings for the more experienced 4×4 enthusiasts. Accurate maps of the area by historian and 4WD enthusiast Rudi Paoletti are available from the Jerusalem Creek General Store or online at www.gondwanaonline.com.au. You are welcome to contact us for more information

Bushwalking & Horseriding
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Rubicon Valley Horse Riding

For those who like a slower pace more connected with the environment, the local parks and nearby ranges provide limitless scope for bushwalkers. There are also several businesses that cater for guided horseriding tours for anything from an introductory few hours though to longer rides that include one or more nights stay at the various camp sites throughout the area. Contact us for more information or contact Rubicon Valley Horse Riding on (03) 5773 2471 or by email at rvhorseriding@virtual.net.au .

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