More than 10 things to do around Jindivick

www.jindivick.org.au/ is the town’s website

More Than 10 Things to do around Jindivick

The Jindivick Cricket Ground has the best view ever. Watch a cricket game if it’s on or just have a bbq and wander through the community garden looking at the plants, sculptures and trying out the fitness equipment.

Try a meal at either the Jindi Caf or the  Jindivick Tavern-Harvest Kitchen. The Harvest Kitchen  is in the good food guide. It also has very relaxing views to enjoy with your meal or wine. (http://www.jindivickharvestkitchen.com.au/)  The Caf is run by Sue and has the best Burgers for miles around  www.facebook.com/TheJindiCaf

Browse the plants and garden-wares at the Jindivick Country Gardener. David has accumulated a wonderful variety of rare and unusual plants and garden decorations. www.jindivickcountrygardener.com.au/

B’zarte has over 60 artists represented as well as antiques. Fay who runs it isn’t an antique and she will point out some of our individual and local talent.

Down the Main Jindivick Rd about a couple of Km’s is Laurie Collins’ Sculpture Garden where you can wander through the acre of sculpture and gardens. This is always changing and you might even find Laurie somewhere behind one of the big piles of steel waiting to be made into Art. www.lauriecollins.com.au

Next to Laurie on the corner of Quarry rd is Jeff and Jeanette Hyde’s studio and if it is the first Sunday in the month their creative dairy is open to show a range of light shades and other creations. www.jeffandjeanette.com.au/

Further down Main Jindivick road is the Drouin Speedway and if it is the second Saturday of the month races are often run here…never been? Give it a try as its colourful, noisy and friendly http://drouinspeedway.com/

If you want a camp ground or a lovely picnic spot beside the Tarago then Glen Cromie is the place to go. Lots of facilities, km’s of walking tracks and lots of beauty. A small $2 fee for day visitors www.glencromie.com.au

More art awaits if it is the weekend and you venture down Main Jindivick Rd to the end, turn left then take the first rd on the right. This is Bradley Hall, the gallery of artist Gary Miles. Gary has an international following and there is a variety of other artist’s work there as well. www.garymilesart.com.au/

Further along Old Telegraph Rd West is Rokeby Flora and Fauna reserve which is an old rail trail, shortish and lovely walk down to the Tarago for fishing, picnic or just walking the dog. Across the road and behind Rokeby common is an extended bike/horse/walk rail trail www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/files/a4b7d44b-c888-4950-8a4f-9ffd00b4d687/Neerim_District_p37-38.pdf.

On the first Saturday of the month is Jindi Market and this is in the car park of the Harvest Kitchen. On the second Saturday of the month Rokeby Market is on and this is at Rokeby reserve from Sept to May inclusive)

In a different direction heading west from the town along Jacksons track about 2km is Nangara Reserve which is a Nature and art reserve made from a revegetated disused quarry. Gentle walks (although there are some steep bits if you want) and wombat seats and fine ceramic sculptures by local artist Graham Duell. www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/files/2879b46c-cbd8-43ab-b2ad-9ffd00b4d3b1/Jindivick_p25-26.pdf

Follow further along Jacksons Track( at the bottom of the hill is McDonalds Rd,) go up that til you hit a rd on the left and go to Gypsy Creek winery for a fine meal and a lovely wine with Sam and Mary. www.gypsycreekwines.com.au/