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Omeo - Cities, Towns and Localities

Omeo Visitor Information Centre/Omeo Cuckoo Clock Shop

A pioneer mountain town, Omeo has a fascinating pioneer history that can be explored at the Omeo Historical Society Precinct and museum, whose exhibits includes the mountain cattlemen diary pages which were used to keep track of the men’s movements around the High Plains, the condition of the stock, weather forecasts or even a bit of local gossip.

Part of the Great Alpine Road travel route, Omeo is ideally located to visit Dinner Plain, Mount Hotham, Anglers Rest, Falls Creek, Benambra, Swifts Creek and Ensay.

Check out our listing of Omeo accommodation and the Great Alpine Road accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Omeo Visitor Information Centre
Omeo Cuckoo Clock Shop
Great Alpine Rd, OMEO VIC
Ph: 03 5159 1552

GPS (Omeo): S 37บ 06.050’ E 147บ 36.079’


MSN Map of Omeo, Victoria, Australia
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Omeo Attractions

The view from Pioneer Lookout.Oriental Claims Historic Area
• Located 2 km south of Omeo
• GPS: S 37บ 06.453’ E 147บ 34.563’
• At its peak the Oriental Claims was one of the largest gold sluicing operations in the world. Today, you can see many of the mining relics, caves and sites all viewable from the short walks around the Claims.

The Oriental Claims Historic Area (about 40 ha) are located about 400 km north east of Melbourne and can be reached along the Great Alpine Road from either Wangaratta (via Hume Hwy) or Bairnsdale (Princes Hwy). Just 2 km south of Omeo, if you are staying in Omeo, it is possible to walk to the Claims along the scenic Livingston Creek walking track.

There are tables, fireplaces and toilet provided at the picnic area beside Dry Gully Creek. There is also an information display board, detailing stories of the Claims and other information on the surrounding area. For more information, click here...

Pioneer Lookout
• GPS: S 37บ 06.683’ E 147บ 34.481’
• Part of the Oriental Claims Historic Area, Pioneer Lookout, provides a view down the cliff to see how the miners cut away an entire hill changing the shape of the landscape forever.

Omeo Cuckoo Clock Shop
• Great Alpine Rd, OMEO VIC • Ph: 03 5159 1552
• Home of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks. Offers a variety of giftware, souvenirs, garden ornaments and visitor information centre.

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Omeo Distance

Distance to Omeo
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Omeo:
• Bairnsdale 123
• Bright 109
• Corryong 274
• Harrietville 84
• Lakes Entrance 130
• Melbourne 402
• Mornington Peninsula 398
• Mount Beauty (via Tawonga) 129
• Mount Hotham 55
• Wangaratta 186
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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