Nathalia

About

Nathalia is located around 45km north-west of Shepparton, close to the New South Wales border, on the banks of Broken Creek.

The town was founded in 1875, and the town still boasts some historic buildings from this period. Broken Creek in the centre of town has lovely trees along its banks, which are a wonderful resting spot to relax and unwind.

The Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia gives a fantastic overview of the diverse history of the Barmah National Park, from Aboriginal heritage to today. There are also changing exhibitions from the local artists and historical displays, as well as local produce and art for sale. Barmah National Park has a large population of River Red Gums, being closely linked to the Murray River, and is a diverse natural habitat for all types of local wildlife. Tours are available with local Aboriginal guides.

The regions’ Farm Gate Trail allows visitors to source the finest fresh produce, cheeses, olives, chocolate, wines and craft beers direct from the producers.

Accommodation

Please contact the health service directly for any accommodation they may have available for students.

There are other accommodation options in Nathalia, from Cabins at the Caravan Parks to reasonably priced hotels. See the following websites for more information.

http://riverbankcaravanpark.com.au/

http://www.nathaliamotel.com.au/

www.whitepages.com.au/bridge-hotel-10815909/nathalia-vic-10815893B

Shepparton is close by, so accommodation options in the Shepparton area may also be suitable. See the Shepparton town page for details.

Contacts

For more information and general enquiries:

Website: www.goingruralhealth.com.au

Phone: (03) 5823 4500

Email: going-ruralhealth@unimelb.edu.au

Acknowlegements

Thanks to Mattinbgn from Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.

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