Yea Peppercorn Hotel is located opposite the old Yea Railway Station which is part of The Great Victorian Rail Trail. This rail trail is one of the longest rail trails in Victoria covering 134km of gorgeous country side connecting towns and communities from Tallarook to Mansfield with an extension to Alexandra. We are in the perfect position for you to drop in for a coffee, refreshing drink or light lunch during your ride or walk.
The Yea Railway Station (opposite the hotel) is one of the best remaining examples of gothic style stations in Victoria with its excellent tuck-pointed brickwork. The railway station is now home to the Yea Market which is held the 1st Sunday of each month.
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.
We are located half way between Melbourne and Mansfield (Mount Buller). This is why Yea Peppercorn Hotel is a convenient place to stay on your way to the snow. A huge amount of our guests leave work on Friday from Melbourne and stay and eat with us on Friday night, rise early and take off to Mount Buller to make the most of the weekend. The guests stay with us on their way as they prefer not to traverse the mountain in their cars at night.
Located within easy reach of the Yarra Valley, Yea is the ideal weekend getaway in Victoria, serving as a launching point for touring some of the prettiest landscape you will find within 1 ¼ hours of Melbourne. Drive through charming Flowerdale or the tall trees and ancient rainforests of Kinglake National Park and you will find the small heritage town of Yea.
Great Victorian Rail Trail
The trail is Australia’s longest continuous rail trail, with Victoria’s longest rail trail tunnel at Cheviot. The trail spans 134 kilometres from Tallarook, throughTrawool, Yea to Molesworthand Yarck to Mansfield, with a spur line linking Cathkin and Alexandra.
Located less than one hour from Melbourne, the trail travels through beautiful countryside following the heritage classified Goulburn River at Tallarook and passes through the Trawool Valley, classified by the National Trust for its scenic beauty.
The rail trail meanders through farmland, crossing over Lake Eildon at the Brankeet Arm, on its way to the Victorian High Country, Mt Buller and neighbouring Mt Stirling. You could choose to begin or end your journey at the Information Centre in Mansfield.
With plenty of Australian wildlife out and about it’s your chance to get up close to echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and native birds in their natural surroundings.
Towns and villages along the way offer unique experiences and places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets.
For more information on the Great Victorian Rail Trail visit www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au.
Whilst staying at the Peppercorn Hotel, take an easy stroll through the Yea Wetlands which abound with native Flora & Fauna, or take a leisurely sojourn through the wineries of the nearby Yarra Valley. Visit the many local cellar doors found in Yea, Caveat & Alexandra for a more rustic wine tasting experience, where you will probably get to speak to the winemaker.
For a more energetic weekend getaway in Victoria, go bushwalking in the Kinglake National Park or visit the Murrindindi website for adventure activities like abseiling, horse riding and water sports on nearby Lake Eildon.
At night, come home to your country retreat at The Peppercorn Hotel and relax in front of the fire while you enjoy one of our local wines.