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Avoca Central Strip

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High Street, Avoca VIC 3467

Features

  • Free electric BBQs
  • Picnic tables
  • Grassy lawns
  • Shade
  • Information signs
  • War memorial
  • Drinking tap
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish bins
The main street of Avoca is divided by a beautiful strip of grassy lawn, picnic and barbecue areas, pretty garden beds and a fascinating war memorial.

There are free electric barbecues at both ends of the Avoca Central Strip. One of them is under cover in a gazebo with a picnic table, the other is uncovered and has several picnic tables and a drinking tap.


There's a large toilet block in the middle of the strip with attractive information signs out the front. One of the information signs has a map and list of all the fantastic local wineries. The other is a business directory showing directions and distances to many local business and services.

There is a beauiful WW2 memorial gazebo featuring plaques and gorgeous flower beds.

 

The main plaque on the memorial gazebo reads:

In grateful memory of those in World War 2 and subsequent conflicts, who at the call of their country left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men, giving up their lives that others might live in freedom.

"Lest we forget"

Dedicated by Bruce C. Ruxton. O.B.E. State President R.S.L, Nov 25th 1988

A 'Goldfields Way' information sign displays an image of High Street, Avoca in the 1930's. Beneath the picture is the following text:

The Avoca Lead was rushed in October 1853 and the township grew up on the south-west of the Lead on the banks of the Avoca River. By June 1854 the population of the diggings was 16,000. The town was surveyed in 1854 and was developed by 1859 when Avoca became a municipality. This is a 1930's view looking north.


There are many great bakeries and restaurants along the main road, as well as an IGA supermarket, making lunch an easy option when visiting this lovely park.

Also nearby are the Avoca River Nature Trail and a beautiful Chinese Garden.


DID YOU KNOW...

  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
 

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