Things to do in Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla is only a few kilometres away and this old Gold mining town has been virtually untouched by time. Borrow the self drive C.D. from “Rostrate Country House” and listen to the commentary on Tarnagulla as you drive around.

Stroll along the walking path starting at the School. Past the Uniting Church and down to the Victoria Theatre where Dame Nellie Melba and Lola Montez, both sang. Finish at the Poverty Mine which was allegedly the richest pocket of reef ever found yielding an amazing 13.5 tonnes of gold in 13 months.

In the winter enjoy a round of golf on the 9 hole sand scrape course. Research family history at the Tarnagulla Cemetery.

Presbyterian Church Tarnagulla opened in 1864 – A short drive from Rostrata Country House. Take a short drive to the historic Waanyarra Cemetery in its natural bush setting.

Rostrate Country House provides bikes & helmets, allowing you to cycle around our area and the State Forest Reserves. Enjoy a walk through these areas with their peacefulness and soft sounds of nature. The Various State Parks are also a wonderful place for bird watching and photography.

The Golden Triangle District is a virtual “Goldmine” for touring. Rostrate Country House is 7.5ks west of Tarnagulla, just off the Wimmera Highway.


A short drive from Rostrata Country House accommodation in the Central Victorian Goldfields is Moliagul. Another short drive leads you to the Welcome Stranger site, where the largest recorded nugget of gold was found. Also it is the birth place of John Flynn, founder of the Inland Flying Doctor. The Moliagul Hotel has bands every second weekend.

Koorooya State Park
A large area of natural bush land that is virtually untouched. The Jaara Aboriginal people lived in this area. A local guide is available, by pre. appointment, to show you some of the areas where they lived. Guided tour by Howard Rochester 03 5438 3057 – Bookings required.

Melville Caves
Home of the Bush Ranger Captain Melville. Situated in the Kooyoora State Park. Gum Trees and large granite rocks surround the picnic and B.B.Q. area. Walk up the track, or drive up to the lookout with its panoramic view of the natural bush land. The natural vegetation, when in flower is truly beautiful.
Enjoy Bush Walking, or cycling. A great area for Bird watching. The area also lends its self to photography and painting.

Award winning Wineries are nestled in the area.

The Historic Cemetery gives you a glimpse of the hardships of the early settlers. At the camping ground see the 100 year old Mulberry tree that was part of an early settlers garden.

An old Gold Mining Town with a great bakery, Coffee shops and various outlets.

  • Wright on Broadway, offers wine and local produce.
  • Relax with a meal or coffee while you consider your purchase.
  • Wander the street with its Historic Buildings.
  • Antique and second hand book shops.

The Historic Railway Station has Antiques with Station café.

Situated on the Loddon River, Newbridge is known as the Fisherman’s Haven. The Newbridge Hotel offers country hospitality and great meals. The Historic General Store offers homemade food, coffee and a variety of goods.

Wineries. Visit the Bake House Gallery, Red Couch café, Enjoy a meal at the Loddon Hotel. Take Fish n’ chips down to the scenic swimming area on the Loddon river. Water ski on the Loddon River or try your hand at fishing.

Visit the View Street precinct and Art Gallery, Catholic Church, Capitol Theatre, Central Deborah Mine. Ride on the” talking” Tram. Visit one of the many great restaurants and coffee shops.

Things to do in Tarnagulla