Wandiligong

A feast fit for the whole family

She’s a sprightly, bustling mecca for tourists and locals alike, with oodles of superb places to eat and drink, quaint boutique shopping and those iconic autumnal leaves! Yes, it’s safe to say Bright is Victoria's worst kept secret.

Wandiligong, however, is the quieter, perhaps even more beautiful sister to Bright. Hidden away in the hills, “Wandi” (as the locals affectionately call her) is dotted with the most fresh, unadulterated food and drink you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting.

Be sure the entire family leaves home with an empty stomach - with delicacies like Alpine Apples homemade pie with Gundowring Ice Cream, chestnut flour base pizza and Cajun gumbo everyone will appreciate the gentle ride between stops! Of course, you’ll also have the pleasure of meeting the people behind the produce. They’re authentic, entrepreneurial, talented and can’t wait to share their little slice of heaven with your clan!

Pedal to Produce Wandiligong offers a truly family crafted experience - easy riding for little legs through shady nooks in the mountains, paddock to plate food journeys, art, history and vistas that will stay imprinted on your soul forever.

Click each number to find out more.

Whats on offer !

1

Bright Electric Bikes

Bright Electric Bikes

A tagalong for Timmy, a mountain bike for Millie, a gorgeous Amsterdam style cruiser for Mum and a hybrid for Dad. Bright Electric Bikes can fit out any family with all the gear you’ll need to Pedal to Produce your way! Make an already leisurely ride a breeze and hire a state of the art electric bike, or connect a…

READ MORE 
2

Mystic Flight Park

Mystic Flight Park

Eyes to the sky when passing Mystic Flight Park. If you’re lucky you’ll see brightly coloured paragliders take off from the beautiful pine tree peppered Mystic Mountain, dance across the blue sky and land right in front of you! It’s mesmerising to say the least, but stay too long and the kids might start getting ideas …

3

Wandiligong Maze

Wandiligong Maze

Two kilometres of luscious tall hedges, winding and worming around endless paths will keep the kids amused for hours at Australia’s largest living hedge maze. Meanwhile, you can relax in the licensed cafe and indulge in a slice of famous Wandi Sponge Cake, or explore the grounds with its heritage roses and salvaged timber Rotunda Giganta. Once the kids have…

4

Chinese Bridge and Diggings

Chinese Bridge and Diggings

A short ride away, the bright red Chinese-style bridge situated at “the Diggings” is a stark contrast to the surrounding bushland. The bridge was erected in 2003 by the Wandiligong community to commemorate the contribution of the Chinese during the 1860s. The Diggings was heavily mined for gold at this time, causing the town’s population to grow to almost 2,000,…

READ MORE 
5

Alpine Apples

Alpine Apples

Nestled amongst the countless shades of green that comprise Wandiligong sits Alpine Apples, aka Nightingale Bros. Here you will find a luscious, mouth watering array of local and seasonal product and produce – pies, persimmons, jams, relish and pastes, the famous Gundowring Ice Cream, and of course all things apple! What you may not know about Alpine Apples is it’s…

READ MORE 
6

Wandiful Produce

Wandiful Produce

It’s produce to plate in its most authentic, pure, “eggs still warm in your hand” form – the perfect place to show kids exactly where the food on their plates comes from. Explore the Wandiful Produce farm and pass happy, healthy farm animals amidst a myriad of nuts (the kids will love picking their own!) vegetables, flowers and more growing…

READ MORE 
7

Wandi Pub

Wandi Pub

When it comes time to leave this tasty little oasis prepare yourself for crossed arms, scowling faces, maybe even some foot stamping – and that’s just the adults! The beer garden is the first thing you’ll notice as it practically siren calls you to relax on the vast green expanse while dappled sunlight filters through the trees. Beside that is…

8

Wandiligong Primary School

Wandiligong Primary School

Standing noble, elegant and strong is no mean feat for a building over 140 years old, but the good people of Wandiligong have cared so well for their Primary School it still runs today. With around 50 students and eight staff, the National Trust recorded building has been extended and restored many times throughout its long life, testament to its…

9

Lyrebirds Lair Gallery

Lyrebirds Lair Gallery

Just as the lyrebird is able to mimic its surroundings, tractors, sirens, other birds and animals, so too is artist Mandy Munro through her art – though she draws the line at fire trucks. Mandy has set up working studio and art gallery in another Wandiligong Heritage Listed building, the library. Here, she creates botanical “wears and wares” directly from…

READ MORE 

Hungry for more?

Top Picnic Spots with a View

Pair these knockout views with our finest produce, and you’re in for one memorable picnic experience.

Nightingales apple orchard pedal to produce autumn bike ride

Pedal to Produce

You don’t have to be fit, an avid cyclist, or even have your own bike…

Winter wine snow

Thaw From The Core

Some wines are literally made for crisp days and frosty nights, to be paired with slow cooked lamb or sticky date pudding and enjoyed by a crackling fire. When it comes to Winter, trust these wineries to serve you the very best in big reds, fortifieds and full bodied chardonnays.

Walkabout apiaries honey mead milawa cheese bread

Superfood of the Gods

Honey – nature’s most delicious superfood! Rediscover it with Greg Whitehead of Walkabout Apiaries.

Beechworth Spa food

Delectable Day Spas

These spas make the most of their location, offering specifically tailored, seasonal food and wines.

mandarin dessert Provenance Michael Ryan Beechworth

Hatted Restaurants

Check out The Age Good Food Guide 2019 High Country hatted restaurants, sure to dazzle and delight!