Heathcote is located 120 kms north of Melbourne and was established almost 170 years ago when gold was discovered in the local region in 1872 by William Bulling. It has a village like atmosphere nestled between the McHarg and McIvor Ranges in Central Victoria. Heathcote is situated just north of the Great Dividing Range, ensuring lots of sunny days and in winter, crisp mornings and stunning days.
Heathcote boasts the longest main street in Victoria, so attractions, hotels and shops are sometimes a little spread out. There is an accessible toilet on the corner of High and Barrack Streets, right next to the Information Centre. Heathcote is well suited with people with mobility issues as the town is built on the McIvor River flats, thus the town is very flat, with broad tree lined paths on either side of the main street. The main street still boasts several beautiful old buildings from the late 1800’s which showcase the stunning architecture and craftmanship of this time.
Some of the regions famous vineyards and breweries are represented in the main street so getting a flavour of the local wines and ales is very accessible, as are the several antiques stores and other places of interest, be that local produce, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and more.