Historical Beechworth … Gateway to the Victorian Alps
Beechworth, Victoria rates highly in Victoria’s top ten places to visit.
Beechworth’s place in Australia’s colorful history, is second to none. We read about it in books, we relive it’s past in movies, and we sing about it in songs, Beechworth is in Australia’s DNA.
Today this beautiful historical village is a great holiday destination all year round, however winter is a particularly good time to visit. It’s a gateway to the Victorian Alps, situated only 77 km from the Mount Buffalo ski fields, one of Australia’s premier snow skiing precincts.
The Ned Kelly Festival is also held at here in winter, traditionally in early August. This is a fabulous event for history lovers, particularly those interested in our most infamous bushranger, Edward (Ned) Kelly.
This iconic town is a renowned historical destination for other reasons as well. It was front and center during the Victorian gold rush of the mid to late 1800’s, when fortune hunters came from all corners of the world to try their luck on the Victorian gold fields.
Look through the window of time when you visit this historical village in the north-east of Victoria, one of the best preserved gold rush towns in the state. With its carefully restored colonial buildings and historic precinct. Beechworth invites you to discover its eclectic mix of handcrafted beers, purveyors of fresh, local gourmet produce, boutique wines, chef hatted restaurants, clothing and bric-a-brac shops, café’s, bakeries and great coffee.
In the surrounding area, you can explore small family owned vineyards, the Beechworth Gorge, Woolshed Falls, national parks, the historic Rail Trail and gold diggings.
The township is host to many festivals and celebrations and a gateway to the Victorian Alps.
Rich in gold rush and bushranger history, the village of Beechworth invites you to discover the trail of Ned Kelly and his gang or experience the haunting echoes of former residents whilst on your night-time Ghost Tour of the Beechworth Asylum.
Don’t miss this iconic Australian town on you next Aussie adventure.