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Top Choice Historic Building in Evandale


Located next to the South Esk River, this 1838 mansion was built for wealthy wool grower and merchant James Cox. A Georgian gem, it looks like it’s stepped straight out of Gone with the Wind. Long the grandest house…
Top Choice Pub in Evandale

Clarendon Arms Hotel

Dating from 1847, this venerable pub with its much-loved beer garden was damaged by fire in 2015 and subsequently sold to the owners of the acclaimed Red Feather Inn in Hadspen. Extensive renovations were almost com…
Cafe in Evandale

Ingleside Bakery Cafe

Sit in the flowery walled courtyard or under the high ceiling inside this former council chambers (1867), where fresh-baked aromas waft from the wood oven. Expect delicious pies and pasties, a hefty ploughman’s lunc…
Museum in Evandale

Australian Fly Fishing Museum

'Tis a noble art, fly fishing. Not to mention actually tying the flies so they look like something a trout might want to eat. This small but impressive volunteer-operated museum has a beaut collection of rods, reels…
Art in Evandale

Glover Art Prize

During the March long weekend each year, the historic pavilion in Falls Park hosts an exhibition of finalists' works in the Glover Art Prize competition, Australia’s richest. It’s a feast of contemporary landscape a…
Market in Evandale

Evandale Market

An exuberant mix of happy locals selling fresh fruit and veg, kids' pony rides (and occasionally a mini-train), food vans, and stalls selling crafts and bric-a-brac.
Fair in Evandale

Evandale Village Fair

During its village fair, Evandale comes out to play. There are breakneck penny-farthing races, musicians and entertainers parading the streets and plenty of other action, including a bustling market. The 'Slow Race'…
Historic Building in Evandale

Water Tower

As you enter town from the north you'll see this castle-like red-brick water tower (1896), which encloses a convict-dug tunnel designed to supply water to the town. There's still 80,000L inside, maintaining pressure…
Church in Evandale

St Andrews Anglican Church

Sometimes referred to as 'the other St Andrews' (there are two churches of this name in Evandale), this building with its soaring spire dates from 1872. It replaced an earlier structure, built in 1837.
Church in Evandale

St Andrews Uniting (Presbyterian) Church

First opened for worship in 1840, this much-admired church was designed in Greek revival style. It features sturdy Doric columns and a central bell tower.