Nestled between Labertouche and Neerim South, with its lush green pastures, is the township of Jindivick. Only 90 km east of Melbourne and 15 km north of Drouin, Jindivick comes from the Aboriginal word meaning 'burst asunder".
The well known Jackson's Track, which passes through Jindivick, is steeped in history.
"Jackson's Track - memoir of a dreamtime place" became known nationally with the publication of the book of this title by Daryl Tomkin. Daryl himself settled in jindivick in 1936 to set up a timber mill and lived out his days with the Jackson's Track Aboriginal Community. One of the Aboriginal families was the Roses, whose son Lionel became the World Bantam Weight Boxing Champion in 1968. Daryl was Lionel's uncle, related through marriage.
Jindivick, or as the locals call it "Jindi", today serves mainly as a social focus for the district. The town consists of a school, church, general store and sporting facilities. The extensive farming district is mainly devoted to dairying. Well known is Jindi Cheese, Australia's largest specialty cheese manufacturer.
Jindivick is bursting with cafes, restaurants, exotic gardens and events throughout the year including the flower and craft show, country markets and the annual Chile Festival.
With its breathtaking views and old world charm, Jindivick has something to suit everyone.