LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 81 PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT SWIFTS CREEK OMEO BUCHAN ORBOST MARLO CAPE CONRAN 189 Day Avenue, Omeo. Ph: 5159 1344 www.goldenageomeo.com.au OMEO GOLDEN AGE HOTEL MOTEL Come and stay at the majestic Golden Age for an unforgettable time experiencing the high country in style! Excellent accommodation. 15 ensuite rooms including 1 luxury spa unit and 6 pub style rooms, the Golden Age provides for all tastes. The restaurant is fully licensed and contains a well stocked bar featuring local wines; as well as a full à la carte menu. Lunch: 12:00 noon to 2pm Dinner: 6:00pm to 8:30pm Coffee throughout the day. HIGH COUNTRY HOSPITALITY Great Alpine Road, Omeo. Phone: 5159 1552 www.omeoregion.com.au Home of theBlackForest CuckooClocks German grandfather clocks Venetian masks and jewellery Country collectables and giftware Embroidered linen Open 7 days a week Alpine gateway First settled by pastoralists and then by goldminers, the township of Omeo is now regarded as the gateway to the Alps. The region is steeped in history, with it once being one of the most lawless goldfield towns. Take a step back in time and visit the Historical Park and Justice Precinct that is lovingly maintained by the historical society and something not to be missed. Visit Omeo’s Oriental Claims and venture to a time when the area was once home to one of the largest gold sluicing operations in the world. The warmer months see the scenery become something new to explore with wild flowers and other Alpine treasures hidden over the winter months by snow. OMEO’S ICONIC AGE At the bottom end of town is one of the oldest and best-known buildings in Omeo, the Golden Age Hotel Motel. The iconic Golden Age is a top place for a meal and bed, close to the magic of Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain. Accommodation options include luxury spa and balcony units and pub style accommodation, with something for everyone. The well stocked bar, featuring local wines, and fully licensed restaurant are open seven days a week with lunch and dinner available every day in the warm and friendly atmosphere. JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK Not something that naturally pops into the mind when thinking of Victoria’s High Country, the Omeo Cuckoo Clock Shop has brought the tradition of these magical timepieces and the Omeo township together successfully for over 20 years, becoming a must see attraction when visiting the region. Step back in time and to a different country with these exquisite works of art. The shop also has for sale genuine Venetian masks, beautiful linens with embroidery, ribbon flowers and beading as well as a wide range of giftware and tourist information for visitors to the region. Discover the history of the High Country in places like Omeo’s Historical Park and Justice Precinct.