Woodend is the last stop on your country drive before looping back to Gisborne or onto Melbourne.
Here you can stretch your legs with a tranquil walk along Five Mile Creek. If you’ve got littlies, take them to the fab Woodend Children’s Park to let off some energy.
This charming village also offers great shopping, country pubs, cafes and bakeries.
Swing by New Leaves Bookstore for a new read, or drop into the fabulous Mort & Pestle kitchen shop if you’re a lover of quality kitchenware and accessories.
Woodend General is a beautiful store for clothing and giftware, while Endangered is a unique shop that exclusively sells 100% Australian-made goods.
While you’re here, pick up a plant from the wonderful Woodend Nursery.
When you’re ready to chill, drop by Holgate Brewhouse Tap Room and their state-of-the-art distillery for a craft beer tasting. Or relax by the fire at The Victoria Hotel with a glass of local wine and wood-fired pizza.
Note: This drive can also be done in reverse from Woodend or Hanging Rock.