Spectacular Amenities, Location & Accommodation

Welcome to The Village Green. A spectacular group accommodation and outdoor recreation venue. We host camps, walks, weddings and events nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Strath Creek.

The property is located approximately 95km north of Melbourne and is a comfortable hour’s drive en route to the Victorian High Country, Goulburn Valley region, or Lake Eildon.

Our Venue

Our Social Impact

Your stay at The Village Green supports local and international charity projects and community programs. Our Spring and Summer bookings will help fund swimming education locally and globally. This includes providing lessons for children at a nearby swim school in the Murrundindi region, supporting the national Swim it Forward program in Australia, and contributing to the international initiative Swim Vietnam, aimed at addressing the alarming rate of child drownings.

Our History

Strath Creek is located in the picturesque “Valley of a Thousand Hills,” which is breathtaking during all seasons. 2021 marked a new chapter in the story of the Village Green and Pavilion, and Elizabeth and Anthony are honoured to continue the legacy of those who came before them, including family connections dating back to the late 1800s.

Traditional Owners

We would like to acknowledge the "Taungurung" people who are traditional owners of the land on which The Village Green stands and pay our respects to those past, present and emerging.

The Taungurung Clan are the first people of rivers and mountains and have a close connection to one of two moieties, Bundjil the eagle and Waang the crow.


Hamilton Hume and William Hovell passed through the “wooded and mountainous” area as explorers in search of new grazing land for the colony.


Overlanders and squatters inhabited the area.


The first “Selectors” travelled from Scotland, England and Ireland, arrived in the 1870’s. Elizabeth’s Grandmother’s name was Mary (May) Nichol (Perman) and her Great Uncle George’s father was one of these few.


May first travelled to Strath Creek via the train and horse drawn vehicles with her family for a two-week holiday after Christmas in 1918 and stayed in the home of her Aunt Mary and Uncle John Forbes. These trips to Strath Creek continued especially after her much-loved Aunt Teenie (Christina) married George Forbes in 1922 and May’s sister Agnes married Frank Lade from Strath Creek who also had family connections from the 1870’s.


In 1976 Elizabeth visited Strath Creek for a family reunion and still remembers that special day with her cousins exploring the farming area which is literally down the road from the Village Green and Pavilion which would have been known as “Allendale”.

Elizabeth has grown up hearing about the magical holidays that her mother and Aunts had at “Waiora” with their cousins and “Hazel Dell” to visit family members.


The Hume and Hovell Cricket Ground and Pavilion was opened and is the legacy of Don and Anne McQueen. A successful businessman, Don realised his dream of building a recreation complex with a cricket ground at its heart and the couple spent 20 years carving out their own piece of beauty in the Australian bush.

Don and Anne tended lovingly to their creation, planting out the grounds – there are 250 roses – building seats, arbors, practice nets, developing the accommodations, and running sheep and cattle to reduce the fire risk. Everywhere you look is another detail – such as low voltage wires around the ground to deter the wombats. They’d love nothing better than to dig a big hole in the bowler’s run-up.


John and Ros Rogers moved into the property and continued to welcome school and sports groups, families and friends to enjoy what The Village Green and Pavilion had to offer. Their passion for cricket and sharing the property with people from all walks of life was very important to them.

2021 to Present

It is remarkable to think there is a family connection to this magnificent part of the world going back seven generations and as a family there is an opportunity to continue the hospitality shown in the past to those who visit in the future.

We look forward to providing a relaxing space for families, friends, and communities to connect to themselves, each other, nature and this special part of history

Located in Strath Creek, Victoria, The Village Green is surrounded by beautiful landscapes

Strath Creek is a rural region located in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is situated approximately 95 kilometres northeast of Melbourne and is part of the Shire of Murrindindi.

The area is characterised by its rolling hills and beautiful landscapes, with numerous farms and vineyards scattered throughout the region. For bike enthusiasts Strath Creek is also home to the Australia’s longest continuous rail trail. The Great Victorian Rail Trail spans 134 kilometres from Tallarook through Yea to Mansfield.

One of the most notable landmarks in the region is the Strath Creek Bridge, which was built in the early 1900s and spans Strath Creek. The bridge is an important piece of local history and is a popular spot for visitors to take photos and enjoy the scenic views.

In addition to its natural beauty, Strath Creek is also known for its vibrant community and numerous annual events, including the Strath Creek Country Show, which celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage with live music, food stalls, and agricultural displays.

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With plenty of space separating each of our accommodation sites, you are afforded the opportunity to enjoy the iconic Village Green facilities and the tranquil Valley of a Thousand Hills surrounding the property.

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