Though the marble quarry is now disused evidence of the holes in the ground and some marble blocks are still there. Situated between Meadows and Strathalbyn, Paris Creek is a typical dairy and sheep farming area, lush and green for nine months of the year. It was first  settled c1850 when the Paris family established […]

The settlement of the Flaxley area is intrinsically linked with Hack’s Three Brothers Survey and the Davenport brother’s Davenport Survey. Though small, Flaxley is a historically important link in the Battunga Country trail. It has a hall, tennis club, a church and is home to the Flaxley United Table Tennis Club, Flaxley Landcare Group and […]

Though Prospect Hill was not settled as a direct result of the Special Survey system, there were settlers in the area from as early as c1840. It was settled as a farming district by English, Scottish and Irish immigrants. Prospect Hill was hit hard by the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires and lost many historical sites. […]

Echunga is a small but vibrant community with a wonderful golf course, football, netball, tennis and cricket clubs, scouts, a large, community owned hall. A variety of animals graze, chicken farms abound and orchards and vineyards are plentiful. Stroll or drive down the main street to find some original buildings and relics of Echunga’s coaching […]

The magnificent Meadows countryside makes it a popular destination for day-trippers. Although established in 1839 much of the town and district were destroyed during the 1939 bushfires, Meadows has recovered well and is now the biggest of the Battunga towns. Visitors can find many essential services here including a RV dump point at the sporting […]

The attractions of this village established in 1839 include Crystal Lake Sculpture Park, a heritage walk, extensive parklands, walking/cycling trails, market, organic produce, arts and crafts, vineyards, winery, two hotels, accommodation, B&Bs and function facilities. It is still possible on a quiet walk in the surrounding Battunga countryside to enjoy the company of a kangaroo, […]