"Gateway to the Pyrenees Mountains & wine region" Avoca by Kate-Me

Avoca Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 37 photos

Avoca, central Goldfields Victoria

Yes, in Australia we have our very own Pyrenees mountains.
Explorer Major Thomas Mitchell named them the Pyrenees on one of his expeditions in 1836, as they reminded him of the Pyrenees in Europe.

Though it has a population of only 1000, Avoca is in fact one of the larger towns of the immediate region.

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Here we see the main street of the town of Avoca (population approx 1,200).

The day we were in town happened to be the day of the annual Avoca Races -the Taltarni Cup, which had over 7,000 visitors and over 1000 marquees this year and is becoming more and more famous with each passing year.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Has what has to be one of Australia's best and most unique bakeries
  • Cons:Mostly it seems to be the pubs serving coffee in town
  • In a nutshell:Good little stop off point for visiting the Pyrenees
  • Last visit to Avoca: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 29, 2006
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