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WITH THE TEMPERATURES RISING, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE RANDOM FLASH FLOODING/STORMS, IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO HEAD OUT OF MELBOURNE AND GO FOR A BIT OF AN ADVENTURE…
About 3 hours out of Melbourne, Yackandandah is a small town of about 1,000 people, located close to Albury Wodonga. This pretty village is historic and heritage protected and I’ll be honest, I’ve fallen very much in love with the place…
There is only one way to stay in Yackandandah and thats with Into the Woods Glamping. The perfect weekend getaway for couples, families or friends.
The Emperor Tent’s permanent home is in Yackandandah Holiday Park which is full of amenities such as bathroom, showers, kitchen, barbecue and wi-fi. Other than sustenance and the call of nature, you don’t really need to leave the tent as it’s filled with all the goods and to be honest we almost did just that on our first day there.
The tent comes with indoor and outdoor seating and when it’s time to get horizontal…sleep in the comfiest queen sized bed adorn with a mountain of cushions and pillows (FYI extra single beds can be facilitated if needed).
Depending on the weather, there is a fan/heater and an electric blanket to maintain prime in-tent temperature. Entertainment wise there is a wifi, a wireless bluetooth speaker or if you’re on a technology hiatus, board games and magazines are also available at leisure.
Into the Woods also offers tent hire for private functions and events in multiple locations accommodating weddings, parties and more.
GUM TREE PIES ($)
This little pie shop on the main street is possibly one of the best pies I’ve ever had, so much so, we got some for the road on our way out. The most popular flavours is either the Thai Green Curry or the Lamb & Mint jelly.
GRACE’S PLACE ($$)
It was unexpected for there to be a Thai restaurant in Yackandandah, particularly in a cottage, but it was a delightful surprise nonetheless. The casual eatery is popular due to its delicious food and great atmosphere.
YACKANDANDAH HOTEL ($$)
Affectionately know as the ‘Bottom Pub’ because of its position at the bottom end of High Street. The bar regularly offers entertainment and has a large beer garden and comes with a pool table and juke box.
STAR HOTEL ($$)
The Pub gained fame in the 2004 film ‘Strange Bedfellows’. It has since been transformed back to it’s glory days with a beer garden and renovated restaurant offering American & Australian BBQ, including smoked meat.
VINTAGE ALLEY ($$)
Not only can you find some real gems in the shop in terms of vintage fashion but there’s the perfect road trip souvenirs such as sweets, candles, soaps and so much more!
YACK STATION ($$)
A hidden gem, Yack Station hosts multiple artist’s studio spaces and works, along with exhibitions, art for sale from artists from all around the world and also hosts workshops.
MOUNT PILOT LOOKOUT
A 45 minute drive from Yackandandah is Mount Pilot Lookout, a short 300m climb will take you to a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding forest and farmland. If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot a bit of wildlife.
Located in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, this spot is popular for nature lovers & history buffs alike as it was once the richest goldfield in Australia. Great spot to picnic but be careful as it’s very slippery on the rocks.