Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 16 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE EL DORADO Celebrate the food, art and businesses of El Dorado For a ‘sleepy country town’ of little more than 250 permanent residents, there always seems to be something interesting going on in El Dorado, and this summer and autumn are no exception! It’s cherry time! The start of summer, December, brings the opportunity to drop into El Dorado Cherries on the Wangaratta-Eldorado Road, just outside the town area. The cherries are delicious and highly sought after by visitors and locals. El Dorado Cherries offers the opportunity to pick-your-own, on some weekends, and if you’re happy to pay with cash, you can buy cherries at the farm-gate fridge. Cherries are generally available right through until around the end of December. Gold Flag Trail Day The first Saturday of December is El Dorado’s annual Gold Flag Trail Day, where participating local farm-gate producers, artist studios and other businesses display gold feather flags, welcoming visitors to taste, explore and enjoy. It is a fantastic reason to go for a trip to El Dorado, and a chance to enjoy the various wonderful local delights available on the day. While it is ‘offcially’ set to run from 10am until 4pm, some individual businesses and attractions will have their own open hours either side of these times. A map will be available from the El Dorado General Store and regional tourism centres, to help you navigate your way around on the day. To find out more, check out @gold_flag_trail on Instagram and Facebook - El Dorado Northeast Victoria and surrounds. Country-style accommodation The village of El Dorado is a fabulous place to enjoy a peaceful break, and if you’re looking for some country-style accommodation, your best bet is El Dorado Cottage on Main. This relaxing retreat is situated on the owner’s property, but is far enough from the main residence for you to enjoy total privacy. It has its own entrance and garden, where you can relax in peace. There is a fully-self-contained kitchen, split-system heating and cooling, TV/DVD, a queen bedroom and another bedroom with two single beds. Tea, coffee and a continental breakfast are provided, along with linen, towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer. A porta-cot and highchair are also available, along with a washing machine and iron. El Dorado Cottage on Main is located at 1501 Wangaratta-Eldorado Road, El Dorado. To book or find out more, email eldoradocottageonmain@, call 0429 354 783 or visit You can also find El Dorado Cottage on Main on Facebook. El Dorado’s farm-gate producers, artist studios and other businesses welcome visitors to taste, explore and enjoy. WANGARATTA-ELDORADO RD WANGARATTAELDORADO RD MAIN ST MAIN ST MAIN ST WOOLSHED RD WOOLSHED RD CEMETERY RD ELDORADO-TARRAWINGEE RD MACKAY ST MACKAY ST MCEVOY DR COLIN ANGUS DR TRESIZE ST MULL RD SLAUGHTERYARD LN MCCOY ST PERCY ST FALCONER LN ELDORADO-BYAWATHA RD MCGREGOR ST MCINTOSH ST MINJAMBUTTA LN BREWER LN TOBEECHWORTH TOWANGARATTA CENTENNIAL PARK eldorado 3746 Welcome to Scan here for full detailed map Distance from Melbourne: 274km Population: 287 approx. Amenities: Eldorado area o ers a variety of accommodation styles ranging from creek side or bush camping on Reedy Creek camping spots, or at Centennial Park and local B&Bs. The general store has amenities such as petrol, a post o ce, and bank, and the local tavern provides meals and refreshments. Showers and toilets, as well as a barbecue, are available at the local Gunhouse park. ELDORADO HISTORIC AREA