Discover our military history across the region
THE Minister for Tourism and Minister for Veterans will officially launch the ‘Discover Military History in the Heart of Victoria Touring Route’ which has been proudly produced by Goulburn River Valley Tourism.
Minister Eren will showcase the brochure, a new publication which creates an easy-to-follow route that allows visitors and residents to explore the Heart of Victoria’s connection with conflict throughout the years.
The military route provides the ultimate guide to discovering the plethora of war history throughout our history including, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, Australian Light Horse Memorial Park, RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum, Italian Ossario, Calder Woodburn Memorial Avenue, German War Cemetery, Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Benalla Aviation Museum and the Euroa Honouring Our Heroes Memorial.
Commenting on the introduction of the route, the executive officer of Goulburn River Valley Tourism Leanne Hulm said “Visitors to the Heart of Victoria are surprised by the wealth of military history.
This provided an enormous opportunity for us to develop a great guide to fully inform visitors about what the region has to offer and allow visitors to plan a weekend or road-trip around these attractions.”
The touring route starts an hour outside of Melbourne, in Seymour and takes visitors on a 334km round trip through Euroa, Benalla, Shepparton, Tatura, and Murchison. An extended route takes visitors through Eildon.
Some 10,000 copies of the Discover Military History in the Heart of Victoria Touring Route will now be widely distributed through visitor information centres, museums and events across the region, by councils and other key distribution channels.
Visitors can visit www.heartofvictoria. com.au/military-history for more information and our interactive map.
The official launch will be held Wednesday, August 30 at 3pm from the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, Emily Street Seymour.