This cache is small in size and of course purple in colour. This is situated on Wards Lane, just a dirt track but I am sure the people who live here are very proud of it. I placed this cache here for a nice easy driveby to bring you down this way to the next cache.
The Milawa Gourmet Region is located in the lush Ovens & Kings Valleys of picturesque North East Victoria only 2.5 hours north of Melbourne, and 18 kilometers from Wangaratta.
The Gourmet Region story.... Milawa Gourmet Region- Australia's first gourmet region was conceived in 1994, with each member providing a service to visitors and proudly displaying the gourmet region's logo.
The region is centred around the townships of Oxley and Milawa and is home to numerous fresh and processed food producers and a number of Victoria's leading wineries. Accommodation options include a range of bed and breakfast stays, motels, caravan parks, camping and a five star hotel. This series of caches will take you on a journey around the areas. To enable you to enjoy a lot of what this region has to offer I have tried to take you close to as many different types of things as possible. But first some Milawa history.
Milawa was named in 1874 after being known only as," The Square" for many years prior. The word Milawa is Aboriginal in origin and is said to mean "flat land".
The first white men to travel through the north east region of Victoria were the explorers Hume and Hovell, in 1824, who with their intrepid party, had set out from Yass in New South Wales to make the journey to Port Phillip in their search for new grazing lands. In the course of their journey they named many of the outstanding features of the landscape including Mt Buffalo, the Ovens and King Rivers and the land lying between the two rivers, Oxley's Plains, named after John Oxley who at that time was Surveyor General of the Colony of New South Wales. The squatters soon followed with their flocks and herds and large grazing leases were taken up from about 1838 to include the fertile plains and river valleys.
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