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While it is easy to drive through quaint little Rosedale it is worthy of a short stroll on your way through to Sale and beyond. It has a number of cafes, bric-a-brac shops and historic buildings including the Mechanics Institute and St Mark’s Church.

Rosedale is a popular stopping point for visitors on their journey, taking advantage of the free overnight roadside camping reserve at Willow Park, 2km north of the town beside the Latrobe River.

Rosedale is also the home of Patrobas who, as a 3 year old cold, won the Melbourne Cup, Victoria Derby, Caulfield Guineas all in the same year.

What’s on offer at Rosedale;

  • Take a stroll around the street and browse the antique and bric-a-brac shops including Rusty Antique shop for something interesting or usual
  • Get your photo taken with the life size racehorse statue of Patrobus
  • Visit the Victorian Rose Tearooms and enjoy the delights of ‘high tea’.
  • Take the Heritage Walk from Willow Park Reserve
  • Enjoy a treat from the local bakery, Nursery Café or Café 3847 which won the Peoples Choice Award in 2013 for best cafe in Wellington.
  • Holey Plains State Park
  • Original railway station and goods shed

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