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Briagolong derives its name from the Briakalung clan of Kúrnai nestled at the foothills of the Great Divide, a perfect stop for a weekend leisurely drive, or for a longer visit. 30 mins from Sale, 15 mins north of Stratford or 20 mins north-east of Maffra.
Briagolong is easy to find and hard to leave. The town is an ideal stop on the road to Dargo. The scenic route along Beverley Rd is now sealed considerably reducing travel time to Dargo.
There is something of interest for everyone visiting Briagolong, from shops offering collectables, antiques, toys, craft supplies, jewellery and glass art and gifts as well as lollies, a bamboo nursery, hairdresser, fuel and general groceries and food and drinks - both takeaway and eat in.
Things to do
• Visit the art galleries and open studios
• The Briagolong Film Festival, celebrating Australian Films, June long weekend
• There is often great music on in the pub!
• Gold and gemstone fossicking in Freestone Creek
• Seasonal Markets
• Scenic drive along Freestone Creek Rd (Partly Sealed)
• Picnic, Swim and bushwalk at Blue Pool, Quarry Reserve, Freestone Creek, Avon River and ANZAC Park
• Horse riding at Coonawarra
• GT 4WD tracks close by
• Historic town walk
• Bushwalks, picnics, biking, walking the dog at the Red Gum Forest
The Quarry Reserve and the Blue Pool are popular with campers and recreational vehicle travellers or cabins and B&B’s are located in town and nearby.
The town was established in 1871, initially to service the goldfields boom. The historic RSL Log Cabin was built in 1949 in the style of the traditional mountain cattlemen’s huts. It has a vast resource of historic information about the many servicemen from families in the area. Visits can be arranged.