• Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

    Tower Hill Rd, Chiltern VIC 3683, Australia .

    Located between Beechworth and the low hills surrounding Chiltern, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park includes the striking Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls, protecting the box-ironbark forest that once covered much of north-east Victoria.

    Short or day-long walks can be made on vehicle tracks through open forest and a 25 kilometre historic drive is marked from Chiltern through the forest and goldfields.

    Drive through the forest to Donkey Hill Lookout then on to the original Indigo goldfields cemetery. Visit the open-cut Magenta Mine which produced up to 13,000 ounces of gold between 1860 and about 1910.

    Enjoy easy walking as you follow the numbered pamphlet describing natural and historical features of the park along the 8.5 kilometre White Box Walking Track. Cycle on forest tracks at Donkey Hill in the west, Frogs Hollow and Magenta Mine and at Cyanide Dam.

    Take the self-guided Woolshed Falls Historic Walk, or walk to the summit of Mt Pilot and enjoy the spectacular view. Visit the Yeddonba Aboriginal art site.

    Discover some of over 200 bird species found in the park. Stroll, drive or cycle through the park in spring to view the wildflower wonderland.

    Visit the Parks Victoria website for further information.

  • Beechworth Historic Walking Tours

    103 Ford Street, Beechworth Victoria 3747, Australia .

    Beechworth stands as one of the best living examples of how our nation grew and prospered with over 30 buildings listed with the National Trust.

    The best way to explore and learn about the areas rich history is to join one of the Beechworth Guided Historic Walking Tours, where you can see many of these original buildings first hand and discover the stories behind the grand facades.

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  • Ride the Republic of Northeast Victoria

    William Street, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747 .

    The Republic of North East Victoria is a cycling business based out of the Old Beechworth Gaol.

    The ‘Republic’ is the perfect place to start and finish all of your rides with plenty of room to park your bike, grab a quick coffee before you head off or refuel with a delicious selection of cakes and muffins.

    Ride the Republic are a passionate group of local riders. They can usually be found out on their mountain or road bikes with their mates or cruising the Murray to Mountain Rail Trail with their families.

    The ‘Republic’ is place for riders, no matter which path you choose to take.

    Hire their new E-Bikes and self-navigate yourself through the beautiful surrounds of Historical Beechworth in the Northeast. When you complete your ride refuel with a pizza and beverage at the Beechworth Brewery. All included in the tour price.

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  • Beechworth Chinese Gardens

    Cnr Albert Road & McConville Avenue, Beechworth, , 3747 .

    The 1850’s gold rush saw many Chinese nationals converge on Beechworth seeking their fortune. The Beechworth Chinese Gardens were created to celebrate and honour Beechworth’s rich Chinese heritage.

    Designed using Feng Shui principles, the Chinese Gardens feature a series of ponds, extensive plantings and peaceful places for contemplation.

    Visitors are invited to wander through the grounds and to sit and reflect in the peaceful surrounds.

    The Beechworth Chinese Gardens are a short, leisurly walk from the Beechworth Post Office in the centre of town.

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  • Stanley Myrtleford Loop

    Beechworth VIC, Australia .

    Ride Description

    • From the roundabout in the centre of town, ride south-east out of Beechworth along Albert Road and turn right into Kerferd Road (which turns into Buckland Gap Road).
    • Follow it all the way down to the Great Alpine Road.
    • Turn left and ride on through Myrtleford and then onto Ovens.
    • Take a left turn into Happy Valley Road and then another left turn at Carroll's Road and follow it north to the Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road at Mudgegonga.
    • Turn left at Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road and after 4km turn right into Stanley Road.
    • Ride up the 'back passage' into Stanley and back down to Beechworth.

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  • Snakes and Ladders

    Beechworth VIC, Australia .

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  • Powder Magazine to Woolshed Falls

    Gorge Road, Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia .

    Park your car at the Powder Magazine to start this 5km walk down to the magnificent and historic Woolshed Falls.

    The Powder Magazine was built in 1859 and used to store large quantities of gun powder, which was used to blast open gold bearing alluvial and quartz deposits. Open to visitors, it’s worth a visit before you start your walk.

    From the Powder Museum walk down the one-way Gorge Road, past the Spring Creek Bridge and you will see the Woolshed Falls Walking track on your right. The track follows Spring Creek down into the Woolshed Valley which was home home to thousands of miners during the height of the Gold Rush in the 1850’s. Being one of the richest goldfields in Victoria, the area has many deep mine shafts on either side of the track. Please keep to the track.

    After an easy downhill walk you will follow the creek through the Reid’s Creek Goldfield site and then onto the Woolshed Falls passing the the deep gully created by sluice mining. You will enter Woolshed Falls through the car park area, which has toilets, tables and BBQ facilities. There is a short walk to the observation deck overlooking the falls and access to the top of the falls, with rock pools and beautiful weathered rocks. Please be very careful on the rocks as they are slippery and kids should not be left unsupervised in this area. Suitable, study footwear is advised.

    If you don’t feel like walking back to Beechworth, you might consider a car shuffle, leaving one car at Woolshed Falls for the short drive back into Beechworth. This is an interesting, easy but rocky downhill walk that is fun for kids and has the reward of a fabulous waterfall at the end. Caution: There are many mine shafts in the area and rocks are very slippery, please stay on tracks and supervise children carefully.

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  • Beechworth Town Walk

    103 Ford Street Beechworth 3747 .

    This walk takes you to some of the most historic sites in Beechworth. Wander through the historic town of Beechworth, down to the Hospital Façade, onto Billson Brewery which houses the Carriage Museum, over Ford Street and into Queen Victoria Park with toilets BBQs, an adventure playground and a big granite rock to climb around. Over spring creek and into the Lake Sambell Reserve which was a gold mine in the past.

    Sandy Beach has toilets, BBQs an adventure playground and a swimming area. Walk into the Chinese Gardens under the bridge to the signage with information on the Rocky Mountain Tunnel. Walking up the path to Albert Road and back into town.

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