Rawson is a little more than 2 hours drive from Melbourne. This modern, mountain retreat is ideally located south of the Thomson Dam and only 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Walhalla. It’s a perfect getaway location for visitors to explore, experience and enjoy what this unique, diverse and inviting region has to offer.

The town is the ideal base for those into nature appreciation and it’s a convenient location to commence exploring the Walhalla and mountain rivers region. The town prides itself on offering a family friendly visitor experience.


In the winter months use Rawson as a base to visit the regions snowfields. Just 20 minutes drive enjoy cross country skiing at Mt St Gwinear or for more traditional skiing experience, the family friendly snowfields of Mt Baw Baw appeal are just 35 minutes drive.


The township offers a number of activities for the visitor. The area around the town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Try your hand at bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, river rafting, bird watching or gold panning.

There’s an indoor swimming pool (open December – March only), squash and tennis courts, a BMX track, indoor basketball and badminton stadium.


Rawson offers a number of accommodation options.

Wine and Dine

Places to eat in and around Rawson include:

  • Rawson Stockyard Bar & Bistro
  • Rawson Village Bar & Bistro
  • Erica Hotel


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