At a glance
Time for a fresh start
Located in Western Victoria in scenic wine country, the Pyrenees Shire has two main townships: Beaufort in the south and Avoca in the north. You’ll also find strong community connections in our other townships and localities dotted across the 3,500 square kilometres of our Shire. Approximately two hours’ drive from Melbourne and half an hour from Ballarat, the Pyrenees Shire is a wonderful place to make a ‘tree change’, raise a family and enjoy the great outdoors.
There is so much to see and do in the Pyrenees Shire, ranging from tasting award-winning wine and quality local produce to mountain biking in the forest, monthly markets and family-friendly events. There is also a wide range of restaurants, hotels, cafes and bakeries to cater for every taste.
Swimming facilities are located in Avoca, Beaufort and Landsborough and the community is involved in football, netball, cricket, tennis, golf and bowls. There is also a passion for horses and pony club, dancing and Avoca is known for its petanque competitions.
Go to Visit Pyrenees to experience the Pyrenees on your next day trip.