Reasons to visit Motel on Alpine
Motel on Alpine in Myrtleford has many attractions for the avid tourist to visit!
Opposite the motel is the Rotary Park set on the banks of the Happy Valley Creek, a perfect place to stop and enjoy the many gourmet delights you may have collected on your way through the Alpine Region.
Stroll along the Rail Trail to Barwidgee Creek and out to what was the rural scene of tobacco fields, evidence of this once burgeoning industry remains only by the historical tobacco kiln's dotting the landscape.
There are many wonderful restaurants in the area including our very own range restaurant, located at the front of the motel. Range has previously been awarded Country Restaurant of the Year and a very prestigious Two Hats from the Age Good Food Guide 2008.
Gapsted Wines Cellar Door is a must see destination. Nibble on an antipasto platter featuring fresh local produce. Relax on the deck and take in the spectacular views of the Ovens Valley.
At the other end of town the Myrtleford Butter Factory offers a great menu showcasing excellent regional produce.
Plump Harvest Produce bakes fresh everday wonderful organic sourdough breads, pastries and cakes.
Myrtleford's Alpine Visitor Information Centre http://www.alpinevic.com.au offers all up to date information about the region. Ask for a brochure detailing the walking tracks around Myrtleford and the Rail Trail which extends from Wangaratta to Bright.
Sporting facilities include Cycling Track, Golf Course, Grass Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Bowling Club, Speedway, Football Oval, Soccer Field, Boche, Swimming Pool and Bush Walking.
Myrtleford is well serviced with 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, banks, a variety of other stores, medical services and hospital.
There are many festivals held in the region throughout the year. Myrtleford celebrates the Rotary Allegro Festival in early October every year. It is a celebration of cultural diversity and community through film, music, food and wine.
The Myrtleford Show is on the third weekend in October, held at the Showgrounds in Prince Street with lots of interesting exhibits for the whole family.
Great reasons to visit Myrtleford and stay at Motel On Alpine.
Myrtleford - the Town
Originally a refuelling stop for gold miners travelling through the Ovens Valley in the 1850's. The town was named after the Myrtle trees.
The town and surrounds are noted for hops, wine making, dairy farming, chestnuts, walnuts and fishing in the mountain streams. Myrtleford is increasingly becoming a important tourist centre situated on the famous Great Alpine Road linking Gippsland with the North East of Victoria.
Features of the surrounding area are the Gourmet Food Trail and Wineries, historic towns such as Beechworth and Yackandandah, scenic national parks and the high country including Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham. Myrtleford is roughly the half way point on the Rail Trail between Wangaratta and Bright so presents an excellent stop over point for the keen cyclist.