Ruffy is located in the Strathbogie Ranges, less than two hours from Melbourne by either the Hume Highway or the Melba Highway. Ruffy offers a range of activities to suit all tastes. You can go for scenic drives or walks in the beautiful bush surroundings which include a number of flora reserves abounding with wildlife, admire the rugged granite rock outcrops, or relax beside one of the many creeks meandering through the district – all perfect for the artist or photographer.

The historic Ruffy Mechanics Hall hosts many events throughout the year including the ‘Season of Saturday’ concerts and other shows provided by RuffArtZ, and the biennial Ruffy Artfest in November.

The picturesque Ruffy Recreation Reserve is worth a visit to watch the popular gymkhanas or just to have a picnic under the spreading oak trees that surround the grassy oval. A pavilion with large kitchen overlooking Maygar Park with the cricket pitch is available for hire.

The Tablelands Community Centre (TCC) – the former Ruffy Primary School – provides a welcoming & accessible resource for the Tablelands community. Rooms and arena are available for bookings.

For a range of dining experiences, choose from a simple Devonshire tea at The Odd Jug to widely acclaimed establishments such as the Ruffy Produce Store, or the historic White Hart Hotel at Longwood.

Join the Ruffy Weekend Walkers for an outdoor experience around Ruffy and surrounding areas – for information on events being held visit the Calendar on this website.

More than a dozen cellar doors are open to the public with the region’s wineries ranging from smaller boutique operations to the large, internationally recognised wineries of Fowles at Avenel, Mitchelton’s or Tahbilk Wines at Nagambie. These wineries have renowned restaurants showcasing regional produce matched with local wines.

 
 
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Visitor Information
 

 

Things to See

The most amazing feature of Ruffy is the beautiful countryside. Visitors marvel at the granite boulders dotted over the landscape and at the magnificent vistas glimpsed while driving along the quiet roads and tracks.

How to get there

Ruffy is located in the Strathbogie Ranges, less than two hours from Melbourne by either the Hume Highway or the Melba Highway.

Accommodation and Food

Although Ruffy is small, there are a number of beautiful accommodation options. The famous Ruffy Store is buzzing on weekends.

 

Local News

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Local Environment

Ruffy sits on the Southern Strathbogie Plateau in the
Victorian Highlands – Northern Fall Bio-region.

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Community Directory

To add your business or community group to the directory, send the details to ruffycommunity@gmail.com.