is a well kept secret and that’s the way we locals like it
- a small hamlet situated on the Maroondah Highway between Taggerty
and Alexandra at the confluence of the Acheron and the Goulburn
rivers, about 2 hours from Melbourne CBD – if you blink you
might miss it.
is very beautiful with a combination of lush river flats and grassy,
tree dotted, rolling hills – lots of Angus cattle, and with
views of the
range. Living in the area is a mixture of fourth generation farming
families, tree changers, retirees and weekenders.
Acheron has a Conference Centre - Stonelea, with accommodation,
restaurant, and golf course; Twin Rivers caravan park which is nestled
on the bank of the Goulburn River where it joins the Acheron, and
is a Mecca for trout fishermen; Rennie’s Restaurant and Art
Gallery; The Acheron CFA which was very active during the Black
Saturday fires; and next door to that, the jewel in the crown –
our Acheron Hall.
The hall was
built in 1914 on donated land, originally as a Mechanics Institute,
by the locals for the locals. It sits in a quiet laneway amidst
majestic gum trees, beside the Acheron River, and has a wonderful
ambience which is partly due to its size – not large, and
to its natural timber lined walls and ceiling. The hall is well
maintained by our active Acheron Hall Committee, which also organises
functions during the year for the local residents and friends to
get together and enjoy each other's company. Acheron Hall is available
for hire to responsible adults at reasonable rates – see Hall
Hire for contact details.