How far from Melbourne is Jamieson….how long will it take to get there?
Jamieson is 245 kms from Melbourne and will take approx. 2.5-3 hrs. There are 4 main ways to get to Jamieson.
• Up the Hume turn off at Strath Creek then to Yea Mansfield and Jamieson
• Follow the Maroondah Hwy, turn off at Victoria Rd through to Yarra Glen, Yea, Mansfield and Jamieson
• Alternatively you may travel through Whittlesea, Yea, Mansfield & Jamieson
• Or take the Black Spur to Alexandra, Yarck, Mansfield, Jamieson or Alexandra, Eildon then 65 kms of winding, sealed road to Jamieson.
Where are Jamieson Cottages by the River?
The cottages are at 42 Brown Street, corner of Chenery Street, right in the centre of town. Guests are able to walk to the local general store, café and pub – no need to use the car! We are 100 meters from the mod grass tennis court and 30 meters from the edge of the Jamieson River.
Are pets allowed at the cottages?
We are definitely dog lovers however due to health and safety reasons we do not allow pets. There are a number of pet friendly accommodations in Jamieson….you might try Bridgeview Cottage Jamieson.
What is there to do in Jamieson?
Plenty! Jamieson is a haven for the nature lover or outdoor enthusiast. Set in Victoria’s rugged high country only a few kms from the shores of lake Eildon, there is lots to choose from…4WD, mountain bike riding, canoeing, fishing, gold panning, bush walking, fishing, water skiing, snow skiing or relaxing by the river reading a good book if that’s what takes your fancy.
How close is Jamieson to Mt Buller?
Jamieson is approx. 50 mins to Buller, perfect for a day trip either summer or winter.
Should we bring our push bikes?
Absolutely! Jamieson is quite flat with lots of lovely little streets to meander around and traffic is not an issue! If you’re a lycra bikie then this is the place for you…….our local hero’s Phil Anderson and Simon Gerrans have both ridden these roads…windy and horizontally challenging these roads offer a great ride with minimal traffic. Why not join our annual Tour of Jamieson held in November each year……this consists of a 152 km ride from Jamieson to Mt Buller and back on the Saturday followed by a BBQ on the lawns of Jamieson Cottages by the River. On the Sunday be part of a 25 km warm up ride to Kevington followed by a handicapped 10km uphill time trial to Bald Hill Gap. For enquiries just email email@example.com.
You might also like to try Bike Buller …………
Can we swim in the Jamieson River?
The Jamieson River originates in the Victorian Alps and provides fresh mountain water to the town. During the summer months many people choose to swim in the water hole in front of the Cottages. The river bank is lush and sprawling with a BBQ and seats provided for summer picnics.
As with any country river or dam guests should take care and ensure they are familiar with current and depth prior to swimming.
Where can we eat in Jamieson?
There are a range of dining choices in Jamieson. The local hotels, The Courthouse & Brewery Hotel serve country pub counter meals most nights of the week. The Courthouse has takeaway pizza, a bottle shop and is walking distance from the Cottages. The Brewery Hotel, 2.5 kms from Jamieson on the Eildon road has an outdoor children’s play area, a large deck for diners and brews a variety of beers for tasting including Jamieson Raspberry Ale.
The local General Store, owned and run by locals Wayne & Leanne, has been recently renovated to include seats for eat in coffee and snacks, a slow burning wood heater & local town memorabilia. There are groceries available as well as newspapers, milk & breads, ice-creams, crushed ice, local maps and hot foods including hamburgers and fish & chips.
Deb’s Jamieson Café, www.jamieson.org.au/perkins_grey.html , is situated in the town centre and serves a cooked breakfast, snacks, light lunches, cakes & coffee.
The very historic Kevington Hotel or The Kevington Hilton as it is affectionately known is a treat for any visitor. Built in 1862, “The Kevy”, situated on the banks of the Goulburn River, has been refurbished to include a new kitchen and dining area and offers a variety of traditional pub meals prepared from local produce.
Is there mobile phone reception?
Mobile reception in Jamieson is limited to Telstra only however other carriers may be located on higher ground.