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It’s time for your trip to Myrtleford Downtown with Thrifty! Located on the Great Alpine Road, it’s a village town simply brimming with life. From the fresh local produce, a rich history, and plenty of areas to discover, Myrtleford is the perfect place to relax and unwind for an unforgettable holiday.
The climate in Myrtleford is mild, yet generally warm and temperate. Enjoy long hot summers and short, mild winters. It’s a great place to visit all year round, but plan ahead and pack accordingly.
Myrtleford promises to be an excellent holiday destination whenever you come to visit. Bring your sense of adventure and a keenness to explore while you’re here. We can’t wait to welcome you for your Victorian countryside trip soon, at Thrifty Myrtleford Downtown.
Myrtleford has a rich tobacco history, which is evident from the moment you arrive. Originally known as Myrtle Creek, this town was a thriving pioneer town, with Italian migrants establishing it as a major tobacco growing area until the closure of the industry in 2006. You can learn about this all on the Discovery Trail: simply grab a map from the visitor information centre and open your mind to learning all about the rich history here, including its gold mining past, too.
Once you’ve finished learning about the local history, stop for a bite to eat at one of the many delicious local eateries here. There’s beautiful handmade pasta at Lupo’s Kiln Cafe or Middle Eastern delights at Cafe Fez. Perhaps start your day at Coffee Chakra, where the freshly roasted and brewed coffee will energise you for the day ahead.
One of the great ways to spend the day is to simply taste the local produce. You can actually bike or drive from farm to farm and admire all the local vineyards and plots: there’s vegetables, berries, nuts, olives, and beef all waiting to be discovered. Simply show up, explore, and pick up whatever’s just been produced from each destination.
We recommend taking some time to discover what makes the Alpine Valley special. There are plenty of vineyards in the area, which we always recommend enjoying responsibly. For example, the Michelini Wines, or Petit Manseng, Ringer Reef Winery, or Gapsted Wines to name just a few.
Just a short drive away is Reform Hill. Simply walk up the short but steep incline to the top for unparalleled views of the Ovens Valley. Marvel at the area as you gaze across all the way to Mount Buffalo: it’s an epic location to simply stop, pause, and admire the natural beauty of the region.
There’s also the Great Alpine Road, which is an epic road trip just waiting to be discovered. In total this road trip takes around five hours to complete, so we recommend taking at least a day or two to make the most of the epic spots and lookouts. This is a great road trip all year round, so whenever you visit you can take this trip and discover the unforgettable scenery.
Myrtleford is a great spot to take a break in the Victorian countryside. There is so much to discover in this region, from the rich history to the fresh local produce, and so much more. You can explore it all with your Thrifty rental, so take your time and make the most of your holiday here! We look forward to welcoming you to Myrtleford and the Alpine region soon, at Thrifty Myrtleford Downtown.