The Best Bakeries in Town!

Dunno about you, but when it’s this cold during winter there’s nothing I love more than a freshly baked treat and if you’re travelling to one of our parks this winter, we didn’t want you to miss out on some of the best going around!

Bakeries are just the solution for quick lunches when juggling the kids after a long drive, so we asked some of our park managers and employees to share their hot tips on just where to find the best local bakeries.


Park Manager Jules recommends a visit to Beechworth Bakery on High St in the middle of downtown Bendigo. Beechworth Bakery has a few locations dotted around Victoria and it’s easy to see why. You could build an empire on the back of Jules’ favourite, their famous Ned Kelly pie. A hearty steak pie with bacon, cheese and an egg cracked on top.

When ordering your pie, don’t forget to say “Alright, throw a Bee Sting in there as well”. People drive hours for this fluffy custard filled sweet treat, so call it a cheat day and indulge!

Beechworth Bakery – 158 High St, Bendigo


Let’s not beat around the donut, Park Manager Lee told us about Fiore’s Bakery Cafe and it sounded too good to be true. Generous freshly made sandwiches and glass cabinets filled with delicious cakes, donuts, cannoli’s and just about any other scrumptious guilty pleasure you could imagine!

The sandwiches are the smart decision, but the Snickers donut is the right decision.

Fiore’s Bakery – Vaughan St, Shepparton


Guest Experience Officers Stephanie and Tom had BIG opinions on this and when they calmed down, they realized they agreed… Twice!

Steph was all about a Scallop Pie and Tom couldn’t be more certain a good old traditional sausage roll was the way forward, but neither could remember the name of the Traralgon bakery until they both said “Banjo’s!” at the same time.

When it was suggested by Tom that “if you’re willing to take a short drive out of Traralgon, you’d be nuts not to visit the "Yarragon Country Style Bakery”, Steph couldn’t agree more.

”The roast beef roll!” They BOTH said. Roast beef roll it is then!

Banjo’s Bakery Café – 73 Seymour St, Traralgon

Yarragon Country Style Bakery – 121 Princes Hwy, Yarragon


There are so many beautiful places to see on the Bass Coast, that it’s impossible to imagine how you could possibly take your trip to the next level… Enter Connells Bakery.

You’ve already eyed the perfect jelly slice so naturally you already now how your lunch is going to finish, but Wonthaggi Park Manager Julie is here to tell you that the hero of this meal is Connell’s signature award winning Miners Pie.

Filled with local Angus chunky beef and topped with fresh Gippsland mushrooms and creamy mashed potato, this pie is sure to be the most unforgettable part of your road trip.

Connells Bakery - 33-35 Murray St, Wonthaggi


With all of these amazing wineries and pubs dotted around the Yarra Valley, it’s easy to forget about all the other cute little eateries. Well you’d be crazy to overlook this little gem, Natures Cakes.

Situated in the heart of picturesque Healesville, Yarra Valley Park Manager Grant and his sweet tooth couldn’t recommend this little bakery highly enough. Creative original desserts and stunning twists on the classics, Natures Cakes are baking something different every day and doesn’t disappoint. It’s quite possibly the best coffee in town as well, so before you head out to the winery, treat yourself to the best morning tea in the ranges.

Natures Cakes - 232 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville