Barn Country

Thanks Crumpler for supporting this story.
Our three day getaway consisted of a night under the stars, camping at “Heathcote-Graytown National Park” just outside the town of Heathcote. We then spent two nights in “The Barn” just 10 minutes from the town centre. So much character was within the four walls of the old girl. From an open fireplace, to every book under the sun on the bookshelf, to flags and memorabilia from the owners lives. There was plenty of wood to split and put on the fire outside to roast marshmallows on, not to mention a bbq for the warmer nights. With lots to see and do around Heathcote we were never bored. We relaxed, we drank, we ate. Being at The Barn made it easy to imagine what life could be like in the country, and I think one day, that’s where you will find us....

Things We Did

  • Food & Drink
  • Waterfall
  • Walk
A beautiful family owned 25 acre Shiraz Vineyard and Cornella Brewery. Sit back and relax with the friendly sheep and loveable dog after your wine tasting with pizza in hand, or try your luck with a game of pool!...
One of several waterfalls along the Campaspe River, where if you're lucky, you’ll find the water flowing off the side of the cliff into a chilly deep pool....
Homely and delicious is all I can say. We enjoyed chicken and leek filo parcels and finger licking fried chicken. Arguably the best coffee in town!...
After a short stroll from the carpark through the wild bush flowers , you find yourself amongst beautiful pink and brown clay cliffs where miners once found gold....

Our Adventure Map

Where we stayed
Things we did

We've plotted our adventure on the map below. Select the map icons to discover more details.

Share The Love

Add this story to your bucket list or gift it to someone you think deserves it!

Gift this

Book Our Adventure

Book through this story to receive our itinerary and extra tips to help you live your adventure to the fullest.

What are Riparide Stories?

Riparide Stories are authentic experiences shared by real travelers (who are handy with a camera). It's like reading your best friend's travel journal - packed with photos, honest reviews and visual itineraries.