Rochester, Victoria, Australia
Rochester is nestled on the banks of the Campaspe River. Rochester is the gateway to the Mighty Murray and Rich River Country. The mild climate provides a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the many leisure activities offered within the area. Rochester can cater for just about every sporting interest. Facilities include nine and eighteen holes golf courses, numerous tennis centres, an Olympic standard pool (during summer months) and a state recognised bowling green. The town has many attractive older buildings and visitors are encouraged to follow the Historical plaque trail. The town has 3 hotels as well as cafes and a bakery to enjoy. This highlights the places of interest including the birth place of one of Australia’s finest cyclists, Sir Hubert Opperman.
Rochester is approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne Airport, 45 minutes from Bendigo, Heathcote and Shepparton, 25 minutes from Echuca and is a close drive to Lockington, Colbinabbin, Elmore, Bamawm, Ballendella, Diggora West, Corop, Nanneella and Strathallan. Rochester is a short drive to Lake Cooper and Greens Lake to enjoy many recreational pursuits.
Three local hotels, all walking distance, including Criterion Hotel, Shamrock Hotel and Wine Tavern.
Cafes include Kits Kafe, Café 3561, Murray's Milkbar, Rochester Bakery.
The famous Cottam's Family Butchers are well known across the district for their Gourmet Sausages & Rissoles as well as a variety of all meats.
Located in town is IGA Supermarket, Chemmart, Rochester Sportspower, Janz Shoes, Eden clothing, Rochester Florist and many more service and retail industries.
During the summer months there is an Olympic Swimming pool.
Home of many sporting clubs including football, netball, little athletics, cricket, a primary school, secondary school and St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church is part of Sandhurst Dioceses. Other churches include Anglican, Assembly of God, Presbyterian, Uniting and Salvation Army.
Rochester Community House, Mens Shed and Rochester Elmore District Heath Service (REDHS) all service the community.