Euroa Information Summary
Following the events at Stringybark Creek the Kelly Gang recognised the need to secure adequate resources to support their life on the run. On 10 December 1878 the Gang staged a daring raid on Euroa and robbed the National Bank of 2,000 pounds. The story of the planning for the hold-up and memorabilia from the period is on display at the Farmers Arms Hotel Museum (open Friday-Monday). A local Euroa historic trail map is also available.
Renowned for its collection of historic buildings, Euroa is nestled at the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges on the banks of the Seven Creeks. As well as being famous because of the Kelly Gang bank robbery, the region also has a rich history as one of the nation's leading wool producing communities. Eliza Forlonge pioneered the introduction of fine-wool Saxon Merino sheep at Seven
Creeks in 1851.
Today Euroa and the surrounding region is regarded as the centre of Victoria's thoroughbred horse industry and has a reputation for producing quality cool-climate wines. The region is home to a growing number of cellar doors, bed and breakfast establishments and art galleries.
For nature lovers the Strathbogie Ranges boast scenic drives, bush walks, creeks and waterfalls, birds and breathtaking sunsets.