The small town of Jamieson is located at the south-eastern corner of Lake Eildon at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers. Mansfield is 37 kilometres to the north, while Eildon is 62 kilometres westwards along a partially unsealed road which offers fine scenery as it skirts the southern boundary of the Lake Eildon National Park.
Jamieson is set within a picturesque valley that is surrounded by dense bush mountain terrain. The Jamieson's town centre is surrounded on three sides by the Jamieson River and features many buildings which date back to the town's prosperous past when gold mining thrived in the 1860s.
Gold mining ceased by the early 1900s and tourism took over as Jamieson's main industry. Visitors enjoy water-based activities in the rivers and neighbouring Lake Eildon, bushwalking through the Lake Eildon National Park and surrounding forests, scenic mountain drives through unspoilt bushland, bird watching, horse riding and bike riding.
Around 10 kilometres south of Jamieson is the small community of Kevington. The Kevington Hotel (built in 1862) is the region's oldest surviving hotel.