Location Briagolong Victoria 3860 Australia
20km N.W. of Maffra
This tiny village once produced the red gum paving blocks for Melbourne streets and the stringybark for the flooring of Australia House in London. Buildings of note include the 1874 Mechanics Institute, the 1880 Briagolong Hotel, the 1873 primary school and several private homes. The agricultural township specialises in the production of honey and fruit growing.
THINGS TO DO :
Briagolong to Cobbanah Scenic Road
Freestone River Gorge - signposted walking tracks
Town Walk ~ The history of the buildings and their former use such as the Old Mechanics Institute and the Briagolong Pub, are well signed for visitors in this lovely township. A delightful walk in this historic town with a rich pastoral and goldfields heritage.
Trail riding and Alpine tours
Blue Pool, Quarry Reserve - Freestone Creek, 10 km north of Briagolong. A crystal clear pool set in natural bushland Freestone Creek is part of Gippslands forgotten goldfields and a short walk from Blue Pool leads to an old gold mine. Watch for koalas along the way. - For more information click link Briagolong State Forest
Freestone Creek Historic Goldmining area