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Published Tuesday 15 September 2020

Mitchell Shire: A World of its Own

Where is Mitchell Shire? – is not a question anyone is asking anymore.

Often passed through by travellers rushing along the Hume Highway, Mitchell Shire is nothing short of stunning. Located just an hour north of Melbourne, at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the region boasts of rolling hills, lush meadows and picturesque towns.

Covering an area of 2862 square kilometres, Mitchell is home to several towns, including Beveridge, Broadford, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Tallarook, Tooborac and Wallan. Each of these towns offers a different insight into the area – Beveridge boasts of its golf courses, Seymour holds up the pride with the glorious Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, and Tallarook and Tooborac tie it all in with incredible wineries, breweries and restaurants.

One of the things that truly sets Mitchell apart is its accessibility to nature. With multiple opportunities for walking, cycling, and horse riding, there is a new experience in store just around every corner. Be it the Goulburn River Trail in Seymour, The Great Victorian Rail Trail, or even the Strath Creek Falls walk, there is something for everyone. All you need is a strong pair of lungs and a backpack full of wanderlust.

Woman standing on a rock with a glass of wine contemplating the horizon

Adding to Mitchell’s bounty are the diverse landscapes of the region. Providing excellent conditions for flora and fauna to thrive, fresh and quality produce are abundant in Mitchell. Seasonal fruits from local orchards and veggies from nearby farms make for an incredibly wholesome regional experience, with fresh air and bright sunshine always at hand. The local produce also takes the dining options at Mitchell up a notch, with local ingredients used to whip up an exciting culinary experience.

Only a stone’s throw away from Melbourne is an exquisite place waiting to be explored. A great place for families but also for couples and groups of friends, Mitchell is brimming with playgrounds, cafes and local markets. When restrictions are lifted, come over for a walk, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Throw open a picnic rug and enjoy the warm summer amidst nature. And when you do head back, albeit reluctantly, take some Mitchell back with you – apples, blueberries, wines – we love to share. See you soon.

Discover Mitchell

To find out more about what Mitchell Shire has to offer, visit our Discover Mitchell page and make sure to follow our social accounts.

This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.