Yea, Merton, Molesworth and Yarck are all situated within an hour of Lake Eildon, which is to the east of these towns and are also on the main route from Melbourne to Mansfield and Mt Buller. Yea is the largest of these towns, with a population of over 1500 residents and was established in the 1850’s.
Yea offers a variety of accommodation and food options and has many retail stores and services. With such a long history, it is well worth following the Yea Heritage Walk, a self guided tour through the town with informative signage, to learn about the fascinating past of Yea and its impressive buildings. Another one of the regions attractions is on the edge of town, the Yea Wetlands and Y Water Discovery Centre, which also incorporates the Visitor Information Centre.