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Situated about 30 minutes outside of Ballarat, the Pyrenees wine region is the sort of place you can drop in to for a couple of days or potter around for a week.

However long you manage to stay, you can’t help but have your fair share of delicious food and locally-produced wine.

But eating and drinking isn’t all you’ll do here – it’s a gorgeous part of the country, with ironbark forests, flora and fauna reserves, great spots to picnic and lots of good bushwalking tracks, including at Mount Buangor and Mount Cole State Forests where you can hike along the Beeripmo walking track or discover waterfalls along the Waterfalls Nature Walk. 

To find out more about the Pyrenees region, check out or discover how we like to unplug and unwind in the Pyrenees.

Road trip through the Pyrenees Wine Region

The Pyrenees might share its name with other famous wine area between France and Spain, but you don’t need to board a plane to discover the remarkable winemakers right on our own doorstep.


Meet the maker

Another way of navigating your trip around the Pyrenees is to put growers and makers at the heart of the experience.

The Pyrenees Farm Gate Trail lists scores of makers, growers and artists from around the Pyrenees including the beautiful hand-thrown ceramic bowls at Lexton Pottery to the stunning cakes made by Sara Kittelty.

Discover Avoca

Avoca is home to the Pyrenees Unearthed Wine & Food Festival as well as The Avoca Hotel, a beautifully restored Victorian era pub serving great food and local wine.

Another popular spot is the the beautifully tranquil Avoca Chinese Garden, which celebrate the thousands of people, mostly men, who travelled from Canton in China to work the goldfields.

Meet the winemakers at the relaxed cellar door at Mount Avoca and discover what makes this one of Australia’s most awarded organic wineries.


Stay the night

Why not make the most of the beautiful Pyrenees scenery and book a night in an Unyoked cabin. Facing the remote mountain range, these cabins make for the perfect off-the-grid stay.

Maybe a luxury mountainside farmstay sounds more your style? Then check out The Glut Farm.


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.