LarnOO is located just outside of Yea in Ghin GHin, victoria
Yea is the closest populated town to Ghin Ghin, the township of Yea is nestled in a beautiful valley at the meeting of the Goulburn and Yea Rivers.
It is located an easy 100 km drive north-east of Melbourne near the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Melba Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi.
In an area originally inhabited by the Taungurong people, Yea was first visited by Europeans of the Hume and Hovell expedition in 1824, and after the proceeds of the gold rush, the town taken up by graziers having identified the richness of the soil, the lush pasture and abundant rainfall.
The township of Yea (pronounced ‘yay’) was originally called ‘Muddy Creek’. In 1855 its name was changed to honour Colonel Lacy Walter Yea, who was killed in the Crimean War.
Several scenic drives can be enjoyed from Yea. The journey south-west to the small hamlet of Flowerdale passes through farmland and rolling hills. For more dramatic scenery, take Ghin Ghin Road (west of Yea) which initially passes through grazing land and crosses the Goulburn River where there is a reserve overlooking the river and a boat ramp. Heading further north, the road ascends through scenic gorge country to a granite plateau. This road passes through what is left of the former gold mining town of Ghin Ghin, past Mt Broughton and onto the small historic village of Caveat which was originally inhabited by Czech settlers. Mansfield another popular tourist destination with plenty of historic interest in a pleasurable 1 hour drive away.