Things to do in Violet Town
There are many diverse things to do in Violet Town and in the surrounding districts and all you need to do is to find the one that interests you.
History: For those with a sense of history collect a Heritage Walk brochure from the Cafe or print one from this website.
On the recommendation of Surveyor General Major Mitchell, Violet Town was the earliest surveyed town in rural Victoria. High Street is part of the original Melbourne to Sydney Road. It contains some of the earliest residential buildings extant in Violet Town.
Walk, picnic, play or relax: You can do all of these at the Violet Town Recreation Reserve. Here you will find a children’s playground, BBQs, picnic tables and a beautiful 3 km HREP walking track along the Honeysuckle Creek which runs through the middle of the Reserve. Stop and read the six information boards as you walk around the track - they contain some excellent artwork and make for interesting reading.
Also in the main street is the Lion’s Park with BBQs, toilets and a children’s playground.
Sport: You will find our charming Violet Town Swimming Pool, the Football and Cricket oval, netball and tennis courts, Lawn Bowls and our small skate park located in the Violet Town Recreation Reserve in Tulip Street.
Market: Every month, on the second Saturday, Violet Town Action Group hosts one of the most successful community markets in Victoria’s north east. Time your visit to coincide with a market and you will not regret the decision. There is a wide range of plants, cheese, wine, fruit and vegetables on sale at every market and sure to be something there for you.
Natural environment: If the environment and natural bushland is of interest then the Strathbogie Ranges is for you. Travel just a few kilometres to the east of Violet Town and delight in the rugged hills, the vista of distant hills and valleys, echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, natural and remnant vegetation and much more.
Wineries and Restaurants: In the surrounding district can be found a host of places to visit including Open Gardens, restaurants and wineries. See Strathbogie Shire website http://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/