Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 58 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE OMEO Take time out to enjoy the fresh alpine air The town of Omeo is a popular stop for those travelling to and from the High Country mountains of Hotham, Feathertop and the region’s other renowned peaks. It also has plenty to offer those who choose to stay a little longer. Steeped in history, Omeo’s main street features lovely timber cottages, historic facades and shops. There are several rest areas and toilet facilities, with the lovely riverside park providing a fun play area for the kids. Pump it up Recently opened is the Mountain Bike Pump Track and Skills Park at the Omeo Rotunda. The track is ideal for riders of all ages and heaps of fun. If you’re into bikes or art, also keep an eye out for the quirky timber bicycle sculptures that are dotted throughout the town. Walk the walk A self-guided walk through town provides an insight into the heritage buildings and the history of the town. The Historical Park and Justice Precinct are not to be missed. Step back in time and visit Omeo’s Oriental Mining Claims, where the story unfolds of a prosperous time when Omeo was home to one of the largest gold sluicing operations in the world. For more information on Omeo, pop by the Information Centre in Day Avenue, or check out Fresh Air Café The Fresh Air Café is a ‘must stop’ when you are on your way through Omeo. Here you can choose from an extensive menu of fresh, tasty produce, and treat yourself to delicious coffee, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade goods. Enjoy your food and drinks inside or outside on the expansive deck, where you can also have your dog. Inside the café, you’ll also find an array of fabulous, creative giftware available for purchase. The Fresh Air Café is located at 199 Day Avenue, Omeo and is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. The Colonial Motel Since February 2018, sisters Tracey and Pauline have been offering travellers a homely and comfortable place to stay in Omeo at the Colonial Motel. Located in the middle of Omeo, right next door to The Fresh Air Café, the pet-friendly motel consists of four modern, clean and cosy rooms, including a spacious family room. The motel also provides disabled access, free Wi-Fi, and excellent barbecue facilities. Being conveniently situated in the Main Street of Omeo means you’ll be within easy walking distances of the local pub, various cafés and specialty shops. You’ll also be close to the town’s well maintained parks – including the ‘Pump Track’ mentioned earlier – and less than an hour’s drive from the all-season scenery of the Mt Hotham Alpine Village. The Fresh Air Café offers fabulous dining, inside or out. A welcoming country-style veranda at The Colonial Motel. 159 Day Ave, Omeo • 5159 1388 Central Location Main Street close to all facilities. Four clean & cosy rooms including a spacious family room. The Colonial Motel Yes we are pet friendly OPEN 7 DAYS 10AM - 5PM 199 DAY AVE, OMEO • 5159 1683 The Fresh Air Cafe Extensive menu, great coffee & smoothies Fabulous selection of giftware ENJOY THE VIEW PB10953