THE TOWNSHIP, LOCAL EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
Jamieson and surrounds are host to a variety of leisure activities. We have many flyers, maps and books to take or borrow from reception. We are always happy to provide advice on what to do in the region, If you want a head start on your planning Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Guide is a good place to begin, or check out the links below.
The Jamieson River is our natural treasure. Have a splash, float down on a tube, or go for a swim. We are more than happy to direct you to an ideal swimming spot.
Our pool next to the reception is the perfect alternative to the river and open every day in summer.
There are some great walks through our little village.
A popular walk is the Self Guided Heritage Walk which tells you about the past of Jamieson, the historic buildings and stories of the people who lived here.
If you are interested in the beautiful European trees around town the Significant Tree Self Guided Walk is a must do. The walk is especially stunning in autumn when the trees show their full glory.
There are a few nice Short Walks around Jamieson. One of our favourites is the Island Walk, taking you out on the peninsula to where the Jamieson and Goulburn River meet.
4WDing & Dirt Bike Riding
Jamieson is a favourite destination for 4WD, motorbike & trail bike enthusiasts, with a wide network of trails available. Drive up Mt Skene in Winter to have a play in the snow, visit the newly rebuilt Mt Terrible Hut, or drive along one of the many Tracks of the area. Click on the link for a list of 4WD tracks in our area, or ask us at the reception.
Start your next adventure in Jamieson. The Caravan Park is the perfect starting point for your kayaking trip, located on the Jamieson River, around the corner from the Goulburn River, and a 10min drive from Lake Eildon. We have a variety of Kayaks to rent and are happy to help you plan your trip. Prices and additional information here.
Fishermen will be in paradise! Freshwater species are plentiful, both in Lake Eildon, the Jamieson and the Goulburn Rivers, including Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch, Redfin & Murray Cod. A fishing licence may be required and can be bought online.
Closest to Jamieson is the Mitchell's Bridle Trail, starting at Granny's Flat Campground a 15min drive from the Caravan Park. The Track is 6-7h one way, and follows the Jamieson River up to Mitchell's Flat, passing two huts on it's way.
A favourite is the Mt Stirling Circular Summit Walk, a 5h return walk with stunning views over the High Country. Walk starts at the Telephone Box Junction a 1h 10min drive from the Caravan Park.
Many more shorter and longer walks are are located in the wider area. A good map to get an overview is the Mansfield-Mt Buller The High Country Adventure Guide, which can be purchased at the Caravan Park reception.
We are lucky to have a public tennis court in Jamieson just a few hundred meters from the park. The public court is located opposite the Courthouse Hotel. Fees are payable at the General Store, where you will receive the key.
There are many bird habitats in the Jamieson region, from Alpine, down through wet and dry eucalyptus forests to the waterways of Eildon and the river systems. Common around Jamieson are large flocks of King Parrots, Black Cockatoos, Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Superb Blue Wrens, Gang Gangs and Rosellas. The morning birdsong is stunning.
Enjoy the day in the snow and come home to your warm Cabin at the Jamieson River.
We are located approximately 1h 15min form the Mount Buller snow fields, a paradise for skiier's and snowboarders.
For visitors with a 4WD Mt Skene is a top attraction just 45min form Jamieson (permit is necessary in winter).
No permit is needed for nearby Mt Terrible, but is less likely to be snow covered.
The Victorian High Country is a great place for horse riding. Float your own horse in, or join a commercial tour. Tours are available from different operators, for different skill levels and run from 1h up to 7 days. Watsons Trail Rides is the closest to Jamieson (located between Jamieson and Mansfield), other providers in the region are: Buckle Up Bushrides, Lovicks, High Country Horses, Hidden Trails by Horseback.
HIGH COUNTRY HUTS
Huts of all shapes and sizes were built in the high country from the mid-1800s by cattle musterers, fishermen, miners, loggers, forest rangers and more recently ski and bushwalking groups. The huts are a great day trip destination by 4wd, dirt bike, mountain bike or on foot.
More information can be found on the homepage of the Victorian High Country Huts Association.
Closest to the park is the Mt. Terrible Hut, on top of Mt. Terrible, access over the Mt. Terrible 4WD Track from the Jamieson-Eildon Road (2h return trip).
Craig’s Hut, famous from ‘The Man from Snowy River’, is the most popular one of the area and is located on top of Mt. Stirling. The hut is accessible by 4wd (3h round trip from Mansfield), or a hike from Telephone Junction (19km return).
HIGH COUNTRY MAZE
Established in 2003, the High Country Maze is a stunning feature of our area, fantastic for kids and families. Take a tour through the beautiful gardens, get lost in the maze or just relax with a coffee and a snack. The maze is open weekends from 10am to 5pm mid September to end of June.
The Mansfield Zoo is on the road from Jamieson to Mansfield and home to over 100 Australian and exotic animals. Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander. Watch the lion feeding Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 1.30pm (7pm on New Year’s Eve). Picnic and BBQ facilities are provided in the park. The zoo is open every day from 10am except Christmas Day, and you receive a day pass so you can come and go on the day of your visit.
JAMIESON COURTHOUSE MUSEEUM
The Museum is the headquarters of the Jamieson & District Historical Society Inc. and located in the old Court House. A visit to our Museum is an ideal way to begin your exploration of this historic region. The display of artefacts and photographs demonstrate various aspects of the historical development of this once thriving gold mining district. The museum is open 11.00am - 3.00pm Weekends & Public Holidays from November to Easter, other times by appointment. Admission charges are $2.50 adult and $1 for children.
GALLERY ON NASH
The Jamieson Arts & Gardens are in the same building and grounds as the Jamieson Courthouse Museum. This community minded venture provides an outlet for the artists, artisans and producers in and around Jamieson. The gallery now has a dedicated room for fine art, mosaic, photography, pottery, etc, all created by local artists. The seedlings and plants are on display in the Museum garden. Open at weekends and holidays from 11 till 3pm.