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Bonnie Doon

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Bonnie Doon - Cities, Towns and Localities
Bonnie Doon is a small township located on the Maroondah Highway just 21 km west of Mansfield.

The explorers Hume and Hovell first passed through the area in 1824 and it was first settled in 1834. The township was established in the 1860’s  and named ‘Doon’ after the town of that name in Ireland. A post office was opened in October 1866 and the town was renamed ‘Bonnie Doon’ in  1891. Discovery of gold in the area saw the township grow and from this growth a strong farming community emerged.

With the construction of Lake Eildon in the 1950s, much of the original town was flooded and needed to be relocated, although some buildings were able to remain where they were.

Today, Bonnie Doon attracts tourist seeking the aquatic activities of Lake Eildon and along with nearby Mansfield, the township also acts as the gateway to the Victorian High Country. Many locals in the surrounding region, use Bonnie Doon as a weekend destination with its many activities such as bush walking, fishing, horse riding, trail biking, and off-road 4WD. Many motor cycle and car clubs use Bonnie Doon as a base for their weekend rallies around Lake Eildon and the King Valley.

Click here for Bonnie Doon accommodation and Victorian High Country 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.

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Bonnie Doon Distance

Distance to Bonnie Doon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Bonnie Doon:
• Beechworth 138.7
• Benalla 65.4
• Euroa 46.8
• Mansfield 21.1
• Melbourne 162.1
• Merton 13.6
• Mount Hotham 232.4
• Myrtleford 149.1
• Seymour 93.8
• Wangaratta 105.2
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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