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Yarck offers a unique Australian high country experience you don’t want to miss. Yarck is an extended farming community, just 90 minutes north east from Melbourne and is slowly gaining popularity as a weekend destination.

This page provides information about the area, plus the best food, attractions and activities around the township.

  • The Yarck Hotel T: 5773 4226Bike friendly

The Yarck Hotel/Pub is a friendly, country pub that serve hardy, quality meals. The Hotel has a special $20 lunch menu and is Bike Friendly.  Don’t miss pot and parma on Thursday nights, it’s always very popular with the locals. The pub caters for functions, events and parties. The Yarck Hotel is open Wed – Sun visit for more details  T: 5773 4226

  • The Yarck General Store – T: 5773 4204 Bike Friendly

In the hub of the Yarck Township The Yarck General Store’  is famous for it’s pies. The General store is bike friendly and is open 7 days a week. They have a wide range of delicious pies, cold drinks and great coffee. Most importantly, they are a bike friendly tourism store.

  • The Giddy Goat Café – NOT bike friendly – AVOID THIS PLACE

BIKERS STAY CLEAR OF THIS ONE – ‘The Giddy Goat Café’  has had terrible reviews from rail trail riders  and bikers have experienced that the cafe is anything but bike friendly.  The owner does not like you using her toilets or filling up your water bottles and doesn’t hold back telling riders!  So if you are a bike rider, head across the road to the Yarck General Store for a warmer welcome to Yarck.  The Giddy Goat Cafe Is not always open, she has her 2 untrained dogs in the back eating area outside who are often licking the plates from customers who have finished their meals.


 Staying in Yarck – what accommodation is there?

‘The Churches’T: 5773 4233 Offer luxury accommodation with breakfast. These old Churches have been fully renovated into beautiful B&B’s. It’s really worth spoiling yourself for the weekend.

Yarck HotelT: 5773 4226 The Yarck Hotel has 2 small rooms that are available for $60 a night. They are basic, but comfortable and suit those on a budget.

Avalon Reign T: 0419 333 659 A country farm house on an equestrian property, Avalon Reign provides a family friendly experience for bikers or horse riders who would like to stay on a property with secure yards and water.

Woodlea Cottage – 5797 6368 – Lovely B&B Accommodation close to Yarck Township – Horse friendly and bike friendly accommodation providers

Yarck offers a number of activities and attractions. These include:

Holistic Equitation Yarck – A team of qualified equestrians who offer transformational experiences through the way of the horse. Horse clinics, Horse education, Healing and Horse Starting

Rail Trail Bike ToursRAIL TRAIL SERVICES For all your Rail Trail needs such as Bike Hire, Transfers, Repairs, Packaged Tours – The best and only tour provider for the contact Mark

The Rail Trail has recently been renamed from Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail to the Great Victorian Rail Trail

The Yarck Community Markets

Koala Country Orchards – Cherry Farm Gate Sales – In the cherry season, you can follow cherry trails, set up by helpful owners and pick and purchase fresh cherries.

White Feather Healing – Long time local, Sande Cornelius, has an extensive background in equestrian pursuits working with Olympic trainers all around the world and training her own horses to a very high level. A life time of working with horses and many other animals, Sande has developed a highly attuned ability to communicate with animals. If you or your animals would like a one on one reading/healing or over the phone consultation call Sande to arrange a time on

Tamara Fox Equestrian –  ” Foxgrove Horse Health and Riding Centre” Holistic Horse Health, Agistment and Horse Riding Lessons

The Barefoot Blacksmith – Andrew and Nicky Bowe run the Barefoot Trimming Centre just outside of Yarck Tel: 4773 4306

Around Yarck are vast areas of high country land with stunning scenic beauty. What are you waiting for? Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the bush. In the centre of the township, behind the Yarck Hotel is the Yarck Recreation Reserve. Here you will find toilets, BBQ facilities and an undercover children’s playground coming from Melbourne if you turn right at the main intersection in Yarck and drive about 800m up the dirt road, you will come to the very old and historic  Yarck old cemetery.