Built in 1901, Euroa Butter Factory sits beside Seven Creeks, just a short walk from the historic township of Euroa providing a wonderful location from which to explore North East Victoria.
In 1824 Hume & Hovel surveyed the Northern Central area of Victoria, choosing to camp on the pristine banks of what soon became known as the Sevens Creek in the township of Euroa. Abundant rainfall replenished the old creek beds that we see today, making this prime dairy country. By the late 1800’s, before Federation the colony of Victoria would transform into a major dairy producer.
By 1895 there were over 200 butter factories and 300 creameries registered in Victoria. The Shire of Strathbogie was reported to have 385 dairies supplying milk to the booming industry. Remnants of these structures, particularly on the back roads bear little resemblance to the grand buildings that once were common place.
THINGS TO DO around the area
Whether you feel like heading to the hills on a bike, sampling regional wine or mooching around a few old antique stores, Euroa is a great base from which to enjoy all these things. The following are a few suggestions to start planning.