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Gisborne

Tranquillity close to Melbourne

Visit Gisborne

Gisborne is an easy 45 minutes from the bustle of Melbourne’s CBD, yet feels like a different world. Here, you can escape to a place that seamlessly combines country homesteads, heritage buildings, tree-lined streets and lush parklands with the amenities of a modern town.

What to do in Gisborne

Stroll under colourful autumn leaves in Sankey Reserve. Curl up in a cosy farmstay escape with a good book. Plan a day trip around local wineries and farm gates. Or visit a vibrant market.

The distinct four seasons of the region make this a beautiful country escape anytime of year.

Jackson’s Creek walk

Meander along Jackson’s Creek walk, which snakes its way along grassy embankments and giant deciduous trees. Spanning both sides of Station Road, you can begin in Gisborne Botanic Gardens and wind your way across to Sankey Reserve. You’ll find barbecue and picnic spots along the way and plenty of friendly locals out for a walk or bike ride.

Gisborne walks

Wine tasting in Gisborne

Gisborne Peak Winery is open seven days a week for wine tasting and lunch. This pooch-friendly cellar door and restaurant has a relaxing deck with gorgeous views perfect for summer drinks. Or cosy up in front of the fire during winter. They also have on-site cottages for the full vineyard experience.

Gisborne Peak Winery Eco Cottages

Farm gate experiences

Stock up on local organic olive oil, olives, vinaigrettes and tapenade at Villa Pillegi Olive Oil. The picturesque Villa Pillegi orchard consists of  1250 Frantoio trees and is open to the public most weekends.

In December head to Gisborne Cherries or the South Gisborne Cherry Farm where you can pick your own cherries or buy fresh directly from the farm gate.

A scenic 20 minute drive through old forest and you’ll reach Azzuri Cheese Farm. Here you can buy homemade, handcrafted cheese from their farm gate daily between 10-5pm.

Azzuri cheese

Gisborne for families

Head towards Gisborne Botanic Gardens and you’ll find a lovely children’s adventure playground along the banks of Jackson Creek (tucked in behind Coles). When they tire of the swings, go for a bike ride through the botanic gardens.

There’s also an indoor Aquatic Centre and a fun miniature railway experience on the first Sunday of each month at the Gisborne Steam Park.

Gisborne Golf Club

Gisborne Golf Club is an attractive 18-hole golf course only 20 minutes’ from Melbourne’s airport and 45 minutes’ from Melbourne CBD. It offers one of the best and most affordable golfing north west of Melbourne.

Local tour experiences

Gisborne Golf Club is home to a large 200-strong population of wild Eastern Grey kangaroos. Book one of their unique Kangaroo Sightseeing Tours in the comfort of a five-seater golf buggy for something a little different.

Gisborne Golf Kangaroo Tours

Events in Gisborne

Gisborne Old Time Market is listed as one of the top five markets in Victoria. Held on the first Sunday of every month, you’ll find hundreds of stalls selling handcrafted gifts, clothing, art, preserves, sweets, plants and more.

If you love music festivals, make sure to put the annual Macedon Ranges Music Festival in your diary. This family-friendly event is on each March and celebrates the best local and Australian music. Plus 100% of ticket sales are donated directly to the Cambodian Kids Foundation.

Check out events and workshops coming soon in Gisborne.

Macedon Ranges Music Festival

Where to eat and drink in Gisborne

The 3 Little Pigs is an award-winning cafe in town serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats seven days a week.

Baringo Food and Wine Co in New Gisborne is a regional food and wine have. Home to everything from a provedore, cafe and bistro to a wine bar, Baringo is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Or relax with a glass of wine, wood-fired pizza and spectacular views at dog-friendly Gisborne Peak Winery.

izza, Gisborne Peak Winery Eco Cottages

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Places to stay in Gisborne

Located in nearby New Gisborne are Mews Cottages – offering contemporary cottage accommodations a short walk from New Gisborne train station and Baringo Food & Wine Co.

For a country retreat a short drive out of town, check out the self-contained two bedroom Matilda Cottage. Or enjoy a farmstay experience at Rooks Edge B&B, located on a registered sheep stud.

Mews Cottage Mount Macedon

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Attractions near Gisborne

Dromkeen Homstead in Riddells Creek is a popular destination for families. They also hold interesting events for all ages. You’ll find everything from a harpist performance in their heritage gardens to literature festivals; an annual Christmas puppet show to a unique Enchanted Sand Art Exhibition for kids.

Enjoy lunch or a Devonshire Tea in their cafe while you’re there.

Alternatively, time a visit with the Riddells Creek Farmer’s Market, held on the third Saturday of the month. Brimming with super fresh produce and treats from nearby farms, this is a great example of ta true, country-style farmers’ market.

How to get to Gisborne

Gisborne is only 45 minutes’ drive from Melbourne CBD and can be reached via the VLine train departing Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Bendigo.

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