What to do on a day out in Dookie?
Combine a visit to Tallis Wine cellar door with some other Dookie experiences.
Dookie is unique destination with undulating countryside, quintessential Australian farm settings seen from lovely winding roads all complemented by the peaks of Mt Major, Mt Saddleback and Gentle Annie. Dookie also offers a surprising mix of outdoor leisure, culinary experiences and a thriving arts community.
Toiling Dookie Dirt
Our region is known for its rich red dirt from which a diversity of agricultural and farming prospers including sheep and cattle grazing; wheat and canola fields; olive groves; lavender and lemongrass gardens and of course, vineyards!
Melbourne University Dookie Campus
University of Melbourne's historic Dookie Campus (formerly Dookie Agricultural College) is open to visitors and offers accommodation.
Railtrail and wanderings
For the active, you might like to walk or cycle along the Dookie Railtrail which takes you 5 kilometres into the hills. Birdwatching and gem collecting around the river, creeks and box iron bark forest is good clean fun for the young and old.
Enjoy the country hospitality of the Gladstone Dookie Hotel
Wood fired pizza can be ordered. Eat in or take away. Relax in the beer garden or dine inside with your friends and family.
Lose yourself in the Dookie Emporium
The retro-styled Dookie Emporium and Café brims with antiques, collectibles, books, vintage clothing and militaria.
Check out Dookie Arts - festivals and exhibitions
Dookie is passionate about its local arts and culture. Regional Arts Victoria selected Dookie as part of its Small Towns Transformation program with one of five grants that made the inaugural Dookie Earthed festival possible in October 2014. Dookie has strong partnerships with Greater City of Shepparton and Tallis cellar door hosts SheppARTon Festival’s spirited Community Event in March each year. See Dookie Arts or SheppARTon Festival for what’s on in the Arts.