Myrtleford is a town with a rich history of gold mining and hops and tobacco growing. Timber harvesting, grape growing and winemaking, and the dairy industry now sustain the economy.
Note: Tobacco is no longer grow in Australia but if you would like information on its history in the valley Click Here
In Myrtleford Visit the Big Tree, a huge ancient Red Gum in Smith Street, then go on to see the Phoenix Tree, sculptured by Hans Knorr on the Great Alpine Road just past the Prince Street corner.
Visit one of the many wineries for information and samples of Alpine and King Valley wines. These include Michelini Wines, Boynton.s Winery, Rosewhite Winery and Gapsted Winery.
Visit the historic Merriang Homestead.
Water ski, fish or swim on Lake Buffalo.
Visit the Wombi Toy Factory at Whorouly South where all traditional style toys and furniture are made from plantation pine.
Picnic at Nug-Nug Reservation and then visit Lake Buffalo, a manmade picturesque lake with facilities for picnics, boating, swimming and water skiing. Good fishing as well.
History of tobaco Production in Myrtleford.
In Victoria, tobacco was grown along the river valleys of the Ovens, King and Kiewa Rivers and their tributaries in North East Victoria. It was a major crop grown in the Myrtleford area for many years