Beechworth is well recognised as Victoria's best preserved gold rush town where carefully restored colonial buildings and historic precinct showcase 19th century streets. Explore small family owned vineyards, the Beechworth Gorge, Woolshed Falls, national parks, the historic Rail Trail and gold diggings. Beechworth offers extensive B&B, self contained, hotel, motel, caravan and camping accommodation. The township is host to many festivals and celebrations and a gateway to the Victorian Alps.
Significant "streetscaping" has created a stylish and well established retail precinct of quality boutiques, galleries, collectable and handcrafts shops, old pubs, provedores, restaurants and lots more. Shop, discover and explore Beechworth. Tour the town and embrace the region, there is much on offer...
Beechworth Historic Highlights Tour
Take a 1.5 hr mini bus tour 6-24 people
Beechworth Historic & Cultural Precinct
This collection of properties are some of Victoria's finest from the Gold Rush era. They are on the registers of Heritage Victoria and National Trust.
Beechworth Ghost Tours
Offer a range of tours at the old Beechworth Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, Reef Mine at Yackandandah, and Beechworth historic precinct. www.beechworthghosttours.com
HM Beechworth Prison - Guided Tours
HM Beechworth Prison operated as a place of incarceration from 1855 to 2004. This formidable building groans with history and many untold stories. In 2011 this former prison opend to the public for fascinating guided tours to visit Ned Kelly's cell, guard tower and Condemned Man's Walk plus you can hear about 19th century prison life, daring escapes and more.
Info: 1300 774 766 or www.beechworthgaol.com.au
Explore on a Bike
Bikes available for hire from Beechworth Cycles and Saws. 05 5728 1402
Ride or Walk the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
Connecting with Beechworth, Wangaratta, Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Bright, this sealed trail follows 98 kilometres of historic railway lines that connect you with farm gates, wineries and attractions. www.railtrail.com.au
The historic brewery was built in 1865 at the height of the Gold Rush on the site a natural spring in Last Street This pure water has been used for all beverages to this day. In the 1920's, beer production ceased and a soft drink and cordial factory was started. Open daily. www.murraybreweries.com.au
Bridge Road Brewers
Conceived by Ben Kraus in 2004-2005 in his Dad's back shed, this boutique brewery has countless awards and a beer list to quench your thirst. www.bridgeroadbrewers.com.au
Beechworth Honey Experience
Beechworth Honey opened their complex on the corner of Ford and Church Streets in 2008. Get an insight into the life of a beekeeper, follow how a modern day packing plant takes the liquid gold from the hives, through to your breakfast toast. Courtyard and coffee shop and giant Queen Bee jigsaw. www.beechworthhoney.com.au
Deer & Emu Farm
Just off the Alpine Road between Myrtleford and Bright is the Snowline Red Deer Stud and Tourist Farm established in 1987. This 375 acre commercial farm has magnificent views to Mt Buffalo and borders Mt Buffalo National Park. A unique opportunity is offered to feed, touch and learn about these magnificent animals. The Red Stag Licensed restaurant and Gift Shop operates daily. www.redstag.com.au
Milawa Cheese Factory & Bakery
The Milawa Cheese Company was established by David & Anne Brown in 1988 in the historic Milawa Butter Factory. Using traditional European methods, this award winning company produces hand made Australian farmhouse cheeses. On site is an artisan bakery, cafe and coffee shop. www.milawacheese.com.au
Historic Hotel Nicholas
Just down from the Sweet Co and built in 1857 in Camp Street, this is one of Beechworth's first hotels with an amazing history. The building is a major landmark in the heart of town and has a well researched collection of historic memorabilia and photos. In recent years, tasteful renovations and a major refurbishment have breathed life back into this gracious old hotel. www.hotelnicholas.com.au
Guided Walking Tours – Gold Rush & Ned Kelly
Discover Beechworth's amazing history of the Gold Rush era and Ned Kelly days with two walking tours around the historic precinct. One hour tours depart daily from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre at Bookings required 1300 366 321 or visit www.beechworth.com.
Mt Pilot Tourist Farm & Trail Rides
This farm with on-site accommodation offers trail rides for riders of all abilities through the Australian bush to explore the abundant wildlife. 10 minutes from Beechworth.
This adventure company offers a range of activities including: gold panning, goldfields history tours, abseiling, rock climbing, aboriginal heritage and art site tours, bushwalking and school holiday adventure programs at Mt. Buffalo National Park.
Bookings: Tour Guide David Chitty: 0419 280 614
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