Friday, January 26, 2018

Yea....Australia Day

Yea is a town, 100 kms north-east of Melbourne at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Melba Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area.
Originally a gold mining area, the town retains many historical buildings of those days.
We enjoyed a picnic at Yarra Glen before driving on to have coffee at Yea.
 The Town Hall proudly flying the Australian flag.
 Coffee after lunch under the wide veranda. It was 34 in the shade!!!
We were hoping to have an Australia Day Lamington, but could not buy any.


 The main street of Yea is lined with beautiful gum trees.
The Post Office (1890)
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.Several scenic drives can be enjoyed from Yea. The journey south-west along the Whittlesea road to the small hamlet of Flowerdale passes through farmland and rolling hills. For more dramatic scenery, take Ghin Ghin Road (west of Yea) which initially passes through grazing land and crosses the Goulburn River where there is a reserve overlooking the river and a boat ramp. Heading further north, the road ascends through scenic gorge country to a granite plateau. This road passes through what is left of the former gold mining town of Ghin Ghin, past Mt Broughton and onto the small hamlet of Caveat which was originally inhabited by Czech settlers


2 comments:

  1. I don't know if I have ever been to Yea. Someone at the coffee shop obviously has a sense of humour.

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  2. I hope the coffee was delicious after your journey.

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